Hi friends, welcome back! Third time’s a charm for Jon and I to visit Newport, Rhode Island and we had the best, most relaxing weekend. Originally we were going to go in May 2020, then Labor Day 2020, and we finally made it for Fourth of July 2022. We stayed at the Marshall Slocum Inn from Thursday through Monday, and it was the perfect spot to stay. Our room was spacious, comfy, and quiet. The Inn didn’t have breakfast or housekeeping, but they had free parking, coffee, ice, and a little candy station. It was also a quick and enjoyable walk to town so I’d definitely recommend staying here. It seems the Newport area, especially during Fourth of July weekend, is relatively expensive so I booked this room seven months ahead to avoid having slim pickings.
We left NYC on a Thursday morning and had a bit of traffic, so it took us about four hours to get there. Our room wasn’t ready yet so we parked and headed into town for some lunch. Jon and I found Drift Cafe on Yelp about a ten-minute walk from our room. We enjoyed the walk because the Inns and homes we passed were historic and cute, and all the greenery smelled so good. (Sadly NYC in the summer does not smell great). Drift Café seems to be one of the most popular spots in the downtown and was always busy. We ordered the delicious B.E.C sandwich and the Good Morning sandwich.
Jon and I walked around town a bit and then headed up to check into our room.
Jon made all our dinner reservations for the trip, and our first stop was at Brick Alley Pub. This was voted the Best Bar and Best Restaurant in Rhode Island and we started off with some ice cold craft beer. I chose the Whalers RISE American Pale Ale and Jon had a bold choice of Grey Sail “Captain’s Daughter” Double IPA. Cheers to the start of vacation!
We started with delicious and fresh Ahi Tuna Sliders, and I ordered the Beef Short Rib Sandwich and Jon went with the Baja Fish Tacos. I have to admit I was not feeling seafood most of this trip, I’m not the biggest lobster fan. Dinner tasted great and we were pretty full from our late lunch and large beer so we passed on dessert.
We walked to Goat Island to prevent a food coma and saw the Goat Island Light House. It was so peaceful walking along the harbor with the fresh air and sun starting to set.
Jon and I had a great first day in Newport and were very excited for the Cliff Walk the following day. Stay tuned!