As the last warm days of summer are few and far between, it’s time to make the most of the those fleeting moments. One of our favorite New England cities in the summer is Newport, RI. Home to a yacht-filled harbor, The Breakers mansion, and delicious seafood, this vacation town is a hot spot for tourists and beach-goers. Now that Labor Day has come to an end and crowds have begun to disperse, there’s no better time than now to soak up those last rays. Here, we’ve listed some of our favorite businesses Newport has to offer on your weekend getaway:

 

Bouchard Restaurant & Inn Steps away from Newport Harbor and quaint shops along the waterfront, Bouchard Restaurant serves the finest in French cuisine. With outdoor seating along Thames Street, you’ll enjoy one of the last balmy summer nights with a delicious signature dish by chef Albert Bouchard. Looking for a place to stay? This restaurant is attached to an intimate bed & breakfast that’s walking distance from an abundant attractions. 505 Thames St Newport, Rhode Island  bouchardnewport.com/

 

Bridge Liquors Home to exotic wines, craft beers and fine spirits, this Newport, RI liquor store goes above and beyond your run-of-the-mill liquor store. With wines from Australia to Chile, and even local vineyards in Rhode Island, their selection is filled with wines for every occasion. Satisfy your palate and uncork a bottle at one of Newport’s BYOB restaurants like Lucia Italian Restaurant or Corner Cafe. 23 JT Connell Highway
Newport, Rhode Island 02840  bridgeliquors.com/

 

Golden Means Pilates Studio, Inc With drop in mat classes for just $20, this pilates studio is the perfect place to break a sweat before a day spent shopping or at the beach. Structured to build flexibility as well as muscle strength and an overall stronger core, Pilates is a full proof method to tone your body. Whether you are experienced or not, the instructors at Golden Means Pilates Studio will cater to your fitness level. 8 Freebody Street Newport, RI 02840  www.goldenmeanpilates.com/

 

Karol Richardson Awarded “Best Women’s Boutique” on Cape Cod time and time again, this Newport location truly lives up to that honor. With many designs locally made by designer Karol Richardson herself, you are ensured that the pieces your purchase are the epitome of unique. In addition to artfully crafted clothing, Karol Richardson also features collections of handbags, shoes and jewelry. Set yourself apart from the crowd and support this local boutique! 24 Washington Sq Newport, Rhode Island  www.karolrichardson.com/

 

Courtesy of Karol Richardson

Courtesy of Karol Richardson

 

Custom House Coffee With their warm and cozy environment you will feel like you’re sipping your cup of Joe right in your living room at this Middletown, RI coffee shop. Not only do they serve coffee, but their menu also includes breakfast and lunch bites. Looking to take a break from sightseeing? On Saturday’s they offer customers a free coffee tasting from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Taste their roasted in house daily coffee and grab that caffeine fix to get you through the rest of the day. 796 Aquidneck Ave Middletown, Rhode Island  customhousecoffee.com/

 

Our Beach House With fall weather approaching, a token of summer is just what you need to get you through those upcoming chilly days. Known for their coastal decor and beach inspired home goods, Our Beach House has everything you need to evoke those fond memories. Purchase everything from accent rugs to kitchen ware and have your home feel like summer all year round. 1272 West Main Road
The Green II Middletown, RI  www.beachhousenewport.com/

 

The Lobster Bar Located at the end of Bowen’s Warf in downtown Newport, this seafood joint boasts some of the most stunning views this beach town has to offer. Indulge in some of the freshest seafood dishes like their lobster bisque and fried calamari. If you’re with a group, be sure to try their oyster platter while taking in the picturesque sunset and cool ocean breeze. 31 Bowens Wharf Newport, RI 02840  lobsterbarri.com/

 

Courtesy of The Lobster Bar

Courtesy of The Lobster Bar

 

The Newport Sweet Shoppe Offering tourists and locals a large selection of handmade chocolates, cookies, cupcakes, and more, this shop is your go-to spot to grab a delicious souvenir for yourself or a loved one. Made in small batches daily, their homemade treats are one-of-a-kind desserts. Need gifts for the whole family? Grab one of their gift baskets featuring an array of assorted chocolates. 82 William St, Newport, RI 02840  www.newportsweetshoppe.com/

 

Body Matters Day Spa Tired from a long day of exploring? Sit back and unwind at Body Matters Day Spa where spa services, skincare and nail services are their forte. If you are traveling with your significant other, be sure to take advantage of their couples massage where you can bask in relaxation with fresh fruit, champagne and homemade chocolates. 850 Aquidneck Ave # 10, Middletown, RI 02842  www.bodymattersdayspa.com/