Has winter storm Neptune got you down? Time to put down your shovel and seek out the other Neptune, the king of the sea. With The Break’s doors set to open in June, a late spring getaway to this oceanfront boutique hotel may be just what you need. Check out our top 5 recommendations for a late spring/early summer trip to Narragansett, and book your stay today!
1. Sons of Liberty Friday Night Flights
While Narragansett has a namesake beer, it’s also home to a revolutionary whisky distillery that has achieved acclaim well beyond Rhode Island for its American single malt and seasonal whiskies. Every Friday evening from 4:30-7:30pm, visitors are invited to enjoy whisky flights and food sampling at Sons of Liberty’s home base, just a quick ten minute drive from The Break.
2. The Glass Station
For the more artfully inclined, consider trying your hand at the centuries-old craft of glass blowing at this 1920’s-style art deco studio in nearby Wakefield. Master glass artisan Eben Horton, trained at Newport’s acclaimed Thames Glass, and his team offer classes for beginner and intermediate artists who are interested in learning more about working with glass. Sign up for a one time “create your own ornament” session or the more intensive 4-week “beginning glassblowing” series.
3. Lighthouse Cruise & Harbor Tour
Looking for a waterside view of Narragansett and the surrounding areas? Check out the Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruise and Newport Harbor Tour. Leaving daily at 1:00pm from Quonset Point, a ten minute drive from The Break, this expertly narrated tour sails past lighthouses, islands, historic Fort Adams, and under the breathtaking Jamestown and Newport bridges before cruising into Newport’s bustling harbor.
4. Kayaking & SUP Excursions
If your idea of getting out on the water really means getting into the h2o, Narragansett’s many kayaking and stand up paddle boarding options are just the adventure you’re seeking. Narrow River Kayaks offers a wide variety of tours for all levels and interests, from photography to star gazing, or you can explore on your own with a daily rental. If you’re more board oriented, Warm Winds Surf Co. offers private or group surfing and SUP lessons on a daily basis.
5. Point Judith Picnic
All that time on the water is sure to work up an appetite. Narragansett is known for its laid back vibe, so grab a blanket, some provisions, and let yourself unwind with a peaceful picnic. While this beach town has many beautiful vistas, the sunset view from Point Judith Lighthouse is tops in our book. Don’t feel like packing your own picnic? Grab some eats from The Break’s own restaurant, Chair 5, to enjoy on the roofdeck, which has its own spectacular view of the lighthouse and beyond.