48 Hours in Newport

What to Eat, See & Do in a Weekend from @WhatsupFairfield

Headed to Rhode Island for a quick staycation? Brilliant idea - especially if you love ogling incredible mansions, gorgeous cliff walks and delicious seafood. Here’s our round up of key things to do for a short stay - knowing there is so much more to expand on with future trips. #ProTip - leave on a Sunday in the AM to beat the summer traffic on i-95.

Day One:

Hit the Beach! While there are nearly a dozen locations to set up your beach chair the most notable is Easton Beach. Easton Beach, also known as ‘First Beach’ is a stone’s throw from seafood spots like Flo’s Clam Shack, Tickets & Aquidneck Pizzeria & Bar (which is great for an affordable breakfast or brunch beforehand).

Once at the beach amid the picturesque views - enjoy a world-renowned Lobster Roll at Easton’s Beach Snack Bar. The “Plain & Simple” roll features so much tail and claw meat on a great toasted roll with a generous amount of butter.