Wide shot of downtown Newport during the holidays

Things to Do in Winter in Newport

Newport is a bustling city no matter the time of year, but come wintertime, the chilly temps mean it's best to have some indoor activities planned for your visit. Our boutique Newport hotels are a cozy spot to end your day after you've explored all that Newport has to offer. We'll be back to sailing and enjoying the Cliff Walk in no time, but until then, here are our recommendations for things to do in winter in Newport.

Warm up with a spa day at The Bhodi Spa | 654 Thames St, Newport | (401) 619-4916

Experience the benefits of hydrotherapy at this spa, with Epsom salt baths, wet and dry saunas, and a cold plunge pool. Cycle through the different water temperatures and environments and you'll be left feeling invigorated and relaxed. More traditional spa services like massages, facials, and body treatments are also great things to do in winter in Newport. You'll leave The Bhodi Spa feeling pampered and warm, ready to explore the rest of Newport.

Explore the Armory Antiques Mall | 365 Thames St, Newport | (401) 848-2398

Located in the city's historic armory, you can spend hours browsing through the treasures at this antique mall. With hundreds of vendor stalls, there's a great mix of classic New England antiques and nautical items that perfectly capture Newport's vibe. Indulge your inner treasure hunter and find the perfect vacation memento at the Armory Antiques Mall.

Tour the famous mansions | Bellevue Avenue, Newport | (401) 847-1000

Newport is known for its number of historical mansions, built during the Gilded Age for the wealthy New Yorkers that would summer in Newport. Many of the mansions are only open seasonally (we can't imagine what it costs to heat them!), so double check the schedule before you visit. The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff are four mansions that are open through the spring and worth a visit. With behind-the-scenes tours, stables houses, and grand ballrooms, you'll love seeing how the other half lived during Newport's Gilded Age.