Beauty and the Beach: Your Newport trip is more than just business

Set against the picturesque Atlantic Ocean and known for its white sandy beaches and famous cliff walks, the Newport area in Rhode Island is one of New England’s most beautiful destinations. But beyond the sun-kissed beach vibe is a charming waterfront town with several restaurants and activities perfect for business travelers who want to treat themselves while in town. Here are some places you won’t want to miss.

A savvy spot for any meal

A great spot to bring the team together for any meal—whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner—is The Corner Café. This casual Newport favorite is known for combining Irish, Portuguese and West Coast Influences, as well as standard American fare. The diverse menu includes pizzas, salads, wraps, burritos and a classic breakfast menu that’s served all day long.

Relax at this casual hot spot

A great place to stop after a busy day of meetings is the Atlantic Grille. It’s famous in town for its many variations on the classic Eggs Benedict, but the lunch menu has grown to include Grilled Seasoned Cod Wraps and a Lobster Roll Sandwich. For dinner, you can go casual with a sandwich or wrap, or go more formal with Bourbon Glazed Sirloin and seafood including Salmon and Broiled Lobster.

Splurge on some fresh local seafood

If you want to impress your client on this trip, take them to The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar. If the view of the stunning seaside Newport Harbor alone doesn’t do it, the food here surely will. From an appetizer menu that includes Galilee Squid and Tuna Tartare to entrees like Portuguese Roasted Cod and Atlantic Swordfish, everyone in your party will enjoy a meal to remember.

See the best of Newport on this walk

If you’re looking for a fun group outing, take your team on the Newport Cliff Walk. This 3.5-mile public walkway allows you to get up close and personal with some of the area’s biggest mansions, as well as explore the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline and gorgeous Atlantic Ocean. You can also experience wildflowers, native birds, geology and some rugged terrain—so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Hit the beach for a day of fun in the sun

After a long day of meetings, nothing represents the Newport area better than Easton’s Beach. You’ll want to spend a whole afternoon at this 3/4-mile-long surf beach with a board walk that offers a beautiful white sand ocean beach with waves for everyone to try. If that sounds too dangerous, you can try a spin on the 1950’s carousel, relax in the sun or visit the Save the Bay Exploration Center & Aquarium.

Explore your artistic side at this museum

If you have some downtime, spend it at the Newport Art Museum. Founded in 1912, you can explore your creativity through art classes, concerts, live theatre, art and book talks, an eclectic mix of artists, rotating exhibitions and a permanent collection that reflects Newport and Rhode Island’s rich cultural heritage and contemporary art scene.


Stay Connected in Style

The Cambria hotel & suites® Newport provides an upscale stay that will help you indulge in the extras. Enjoy a great burger, delicious cocktail or breakfast and coffee in our stylish bistro. Host a corporate or social event in one of our 6 modern meeting rooms that range in size from 300 to 8,000+ square feet. We offer 2 banquet rooms and 2 conference rooms that are perfect for larger gatherings, including our largest banquet rooms with 8,091 square feet. Whatever your reason for visiting the Newport area, we’ll help you feel connected so you can make the most of your stay.

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