It’s Time for a Picnic

Pack It Up

A seaside picnic is the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon! With so many beautiful spots around Newport we have a hard time highlighting just a few of our favorites. No matter where you plan on taking your lunch, we all know it’s what in the basket that really matters. Over at Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet they have got you covered! Their unique menu boasts the “Ooh là là” and their petit sandwich selection (which changes daily), always making it a hard choice. If you are into gourmet sandwiches, a fresh salad, or a cheese board made from local ingredients you can’t go wrong. While you’re there, be sure to pick Maria’s brain about some of her favorite wines. In addition, she will surely help you pick a bottle of wine or craft beer to add to your picnic basket, just in case you get thirsty! Important reminder friends, don’t forget a corkscrew. 

Where To Go?

Being that Newport is part of an island, there is no lack of precious water views. With this in mind, one of our favorite views is at Brenton Point around Ocean Drive. You will often find people flying their kites high in the breeze creating the perfect back drop for a picnic. If you search hard enough, you might even be able to find what locals refer to as “secret beach”. Once you’ve finished your lunch, you can treat yourself to the Del’s Lemonade truck that is often parked nearby.

How Do We Get There?

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One of the best ways to get around Newport while avoiding traffic is by bike! As a matter of fact, we even have them here at the Marshall Slocum Inn available for daily rentals. You will notice there are many people traveling by two wheels here when the sun is shining! On the contrary, if that doesn’t sound appealing to you Newport has a wonderful trolley system. The closest trolley stop to us if on the corner of Bellevue Avenue and Kay Street, and will take you by some great picnic spots along The Cliff Walk. We are firm believers in packing it up, and taking outside in this beautiful city of ours. Grab your sunglasses, you’re in for a hopefully sunny and bright afternoon!