The Newport Folk Festival; A Newport Summer Tradition

Newport Folk FestivalOne of the great Newport summer traditions takes place this weekend; July 26 – 28 - the 53rd Newport Folk Festival.  The Folk Festival was founded way back in 1959 and is held at the mouth of the Newport Harbor at Fort Adams State Park.  The Folk Festival will feature four stages, local food specialties, and crafts.

The Cliffside Inn offers a comfortable stay and is the perfect place to unwind after a day of music on the Newport waterfront.

The 2013 Lineup

Friday’s lineup includes an extraordinary list of new and classic folk musicians including: Fiest, The Old Crow Medicine Show, The Mountain Goats, John McCauley, Amanda Palmer, Blake Mills, The Milk Carton Kids, and several other great performers.

On Sat. July 27, folk-pop darlings The Avett Brothers will headline the festival along with Jason Isbell, Iris DementFather John Misty, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Sarah Jarosz, and many others.

On the final day of the festival, July 28, Beck will headline along with The Lumineers, Andrew Bird, The Felice Brothers, and Spirit Family Reunion, just to name a few.

Evening Events

There will also be various events happening around Newport each night after the festival. Dawes and Friends will play a benefit concert for the Newport Festival Foundation on both July 26 and 27.

Also playing right downtown, at The Newport Blues Café, the festival’s good friends, Deer Tick, will be doing their own three night run Friday-Sunday for the Newport Foundation and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

It’s time to book your stay at The Cliffside Inn to experience this historic weekend full of music and art. And don’t forget to pick up your tickets for the festival’s late night evening performances. We hope to see you this weekend!

The 2013 Sunset Music Series in Newport, Rhode Island

Sunset Music Series logoThe summer months are here, and the thought of escaping everyday life for a weekend getaway is becoming irresistible. If you’re a music lover, we know of a great event for you. The Sunset Music Series in Newport, RI brings you this summer’s best music line-up in an enchanted setting on the waterfront.

The Cliffside Inn is an easy walk to the Yachting Center and all of the great restaurants along the waterfront for pre or post concert dining.

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Meet Your Match: Cliffside Inn and Tennis Week in Newport, RI

newport_tennis_weekThe month of July is an exciting time to visit the City by the Sea to experience Newport’s historic Hall of Fame Tennis Championships Week, known locally as, Tennis Week.

All of the Tennis Week events take place just 3 blocks from the Cliffside Inn, and if you want a break between matches, we are just a few steps away from the Cliff Walk and Easton’s Beach.

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5 Tips for Touring the Newport Mansions

Are you planning a trip to Newport to visit the Newport mansions this summer? Here are four tips for touring the mansions that will help you appreciate them most. And, if you’re still looking for a place to stay during your visit, check out the #1 rated bed and breakfast in Newport on TripAdvisor, Cliffside Inn.

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Newport RI Restaurant Week 2013

newport-restaurant-week-callout-spring-2013Newport, RI is celebrating Restaurant week in early April, so come visit and enjoy prix fixe three-course meals at some of Newport’s best restaurants.

From April 5th to April 14th, nearly 50 restaurants in Newport and Bristol County will be offering special three-course lunch and dinner menus in celebration of Newport, RI Restaurant Week Spring 2013.

Taste the best cuisines that Newport has to offer at a very special price—three-course dinners are offered for $30, and lunches for $16. And, of course, there will be several culinary events taking place throughout the week as well, like a chocolate and wine paring at the Gas Lamp Grille and wine tastings at Newport Wine Cellar. This is always a special week in Newport and a great way to welcome the change of seasons.

Many of Cliffside Inn’s favorite restaurants will be participating in Newport RI Restaurant Week, including:

Book your stay at Newport’s #1 rated bed and breakfast on TripAdvisor, the Cliffside Inn. Our romantic bed and breakfast is conveniently nestled in the historic district and a short walk from Newport’s restaurant and shopping districts.

From a steaming cup of corn and crab chowder at The Mooring to a grilled petit filet mignon at 22 Bowen’s, Newport’s restaurants are featuring an array of creative menus. Come to Newport during Restaurant Week, and enjoy some of the best foods the City by the Sea has to offer.