May 20, 2021
It’s no surprise that Newport is a hotspot for bachelorette parties – especially for bride tribes looking for awesome experiences amid exquisite surroundings to make memories to last a lifetime. We’re serving up some inspiring things to see, do and savor to raise a toast to those saying “I do!”
Experience the Newport Neighborhood Food Tour! // Private Rhode Island Red Food Tour
We couldn’t help but start with our own favorite way to savor the local flavor of the City by the Sea! Our Newport Neighborhood Food Tour invites you to take an afternoon to taste, bite and sip your way through little known historic neighborhoods at 5-6 restaurants on this fun, flavorful and intimate food tour. Book a private tour of your own and create an exclusive culinary experience you’ll never forget.
Charter a Classic America’s Cup // America’s Cup Charters
Sit back for an Insta-worthy sail or have a friendly race on the 12 meter class yachts of a bygone era. Whichever is more your speed, chartering one of these gorgeous thoroughbreds of the sea will be a first class experience for the entire group. To make the experience even more memorable, you can include catering and bring your own matching crew gear. Learn more here.
Heat Up, Cool Down, Relax, Repeat // Bodhi Spa
Treat your friends and family to one or two (or more!) of the pampering treatments at Bodhi Spa in Newport, Rhode Island. They specialize in hydrotherapy; the ancient art of healing using water in all of its forms: hot, cold, steam and ice. Taking the “Water Journey” is rejuvenating, reinvigorating and refreshing – perfect to relieve pre-wedding stress. They also offer classic spa treatments including facials and massages. Check out their entire spa menu here.
Relax and Ride through Rhode Island // Rail Explorers
Rail Explorers are pedal-powered rail vehicles that glide along the coastline of gorgeous Narragansett Bay. One of their top experiences is the North Ramble, a six-mile ride traversing private waterfront estates, two golf courses, Green Animals Topiary Garden and under the striking Mount Hope Bridge. The South Circuit tour is also a six-mile ride that stops at an exclusive picnic area jus steps from the waterline. Experience it Sunday Brunch style or take their Fireside Tour with s’mores and a bonfire. Learn more about Rail Explorers here.
Pop Some Corks at a Polo Match // Newport International Polo Series
Wide brimmed sun hat? Check. Fancy outfits? A tailgate with bubbly and bruschetta? You better believe it. Newport International Polo hosts polo matches with teams from all over the world. The season unfolds Saturday evenings June through September at the polo fields in nearby Portsmouth. See the complete schedule here. Not in the mood to DIY? Reserve pavilion seats or the VIP lounge where you’ll find several options available for groups and parties.
Savor Local Flavor at a Whimsical Wine Tasting // Newport Vineyards
Swirl, sniff, sip and savor your way to an extraordinary experience. Newport Vineyards is New England’s largest grower of wine grapes and this beautiful vineyard in Middletown is home to an expansive patio, fire pits, lawn games and live music. Hop on a public tour or book a private experience (when available) where you’ll learn about the unique viticulture of Southern New England and what makes the grapes grown here so special. For those whose hearts beat for hops, check out the craft brews made by Taproot on site. You’ll likely work up an appetite, so do yourself a favor and make advance reservations at their award-winning onsite restaurant, Brix.
Views to a Thrill // Sip and Snap on Area Rooftops
Newport is home to four fabulous rooftops to relax and raise a toast: The Brenton, The Vanderbilt Roof Deck Bar, the Top of Newport and the new second floor rooftop patio Stoneacre Garden. All four afford views of Newport Harbor, from different points of view, and are especially exquisite at sunset. Ideal for a pre-dinner rendezvous, be sure to check if you need advance reservations as these spaces are darling and in demand.
Sip, Sizzle and Sauté // Newport Cooks!
For your girl gang or group who loves to master a new recipe and learn a new cooking technique, private cooking class should top the itinerary! Have a pro chef show you how to take your meal from mundane to magnificent! Get friends and family together to tie on an apron, then slice, dice and be ready to celebrate. Newport Cooks! invites small groups to experience the joy of cooking seasonal menus and cuisine from around the world in a private setting.
Hang Ten // Rhody Surf
Kick off your weekend adventures with a surf or SUP session! With 400 miles of coastline, the Ocean State is an idyllic locale to learn how to surf, and Rhody Surf will ensure you and your friends will be catching waves by the end of your group lesson. If standup paddleboarding is more your style, they’ve got you and your group covered too — just bring yourself and your sense of adventure. What better way to live the salt life than playing in the ocean?
Mansion Picnics? Yes, Please. // Newport Mansions: Stroll the Gardens and Grounds
Spread out your picnic blanket and position you favorite imported cheese and charcuterie boards just steps from Cliff Walk in view of the captivating Chinese Tea House at Marble House. Explore the recently restored Serpentine Path at The Breakers. Stroll among a menagerie of curious topiary at Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth. Introduced in 2020, this grounds-only special ticket welcomes guests to relax and unwind amid these unique and historic landscapes.