Newport Music Festival Tickets On Sale Now

Newport Music Festival, Summer 2017If you’re looking for a fun way to getaway and experience Newport Rhode Island this summer, there’s no better place to escape to than the romantic Cliffside Inn.  Newport has long been a summer playground for American’s wealthiest and most prominent families. As a result, Newport’s scenic shores are dotted with beautiful, historic mansions, many of which are visible along Newport’s famed Cliff Walk.  The Cliff Walk, located just steps from our Newport Bed and Breakfast, has been listed as one of the top attractions in all of New England, and provides an unparalleled glimpse into the historic days of Newport’s past. As soon as you’ve made your plans to visit us this summer, make sure you take a look at the schedule for the Newport Music Festival.  Tickets are on sale now, and make for an extraordinary addition to any summer getaway.  Book your room at our Newport Bed and Breakfast today, and come celebrate the warm days of summer with us!

Newport Music Festival

The Newport Music Festival has been an iconic cultural event in Rhode Island for the past 49 years.  Over those years, the festival has produced over 2000 concerts of over 1000 artists, some of them taking place in Newport’s famous historic mansions, and some in other concert venues around the city.  Today’s festival has morphed from the original romantic revival of classical music, and now features a variety of composers from Bach to Bernstein, and includes a healthy selection of new works by both established and emerging composers, as well as  rare discoveries of forgotten minor masterpieces.  The 49th season of the Newport Music Festival runs from July 7 – 23, and will certainly be a delight for the senses.  Here are just a few highlights to look forward to this season:

  • The Breakers, Newport Music FestivalThis season’s Beethoven series, spread out over 14 different concerts, will present all 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.
  • Boston’s premiere chamber orchestra, A Far Cry, returns for another season, this year performing at The Breakers.
  • Italian pianist Robert Plano returns to play Franz Liszt’s inspired Poétiques et Religieuses.
  • Celebrate the centennial of American composer Scott Joplin, the “King of Ragtime Writers,” with Richard Dowling.
  • Journey into the world of Tango with trombonist Achilles Liarmakopoulos, and the Newport debuts of bandoneonist Hector Del Curto, bassist Pedro Giraudo, and pianist Emilio Teubal.
  • Listen to the stunning music of Spanish oboist Cristina Gómez Godoy in concert with American pianist Claire Huangci.
  • Enjoy the Newport debut of DanzaNova, a world/folk/fusion ensemble.
  • Take in the final concert and end the Newport Music Festival in style, with a piano competition featuring 3 prize-winning pianists from the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, performing an exciting arrangement by composer John Bayless.

Following each of these glorious summer concerts, return to the award-winning accommodations at the Cliffside Inn.  Here, you’ll find the perfect blend of luxurious amenities, including whirlpool baths, spa showers, fireplaces, grand beds, and imported linens, combined with our historically refined Victorian elegance.  New England’s most romantic Inn is waiting for you; book your stay at our elegant Bed and Breakfast today.


Enjoy Tastings at Newport Wineries

Newport Wineries & TastingWith spring in the air, we find that this is a popular time of year to plan those short getaways and longer vacations during the lovely warm-weather months in New England.  Whether you’re looking for a short romantic getaway or a longer relaxing vacation, the Cliffside Inn in Newport, Rhode Island will make your visit to Newport a memorable one. For a change of pace, take a few days this spring or summer, and join us as you discover the ambiance and taste the wines produced by the wineries in our area. The Coastal Wine Trail, which meanders through the heart of the Southeastern New England AVA, offers visitors to Newport an easy way to spend several days sipping some of the finest wines in the region.  Book your room with us today, and let us help you plan your journey to New England’s best coastal wineries. Continue reading

Visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame

International Tennis Hall of Fame, NewportI recently attended a fascinating presentation on the history of Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations (our official “state name”).  I was reminded of the great history of this island community; dating back to 1639.  Over the centuries, Newport has been many things to many people; a safe haven for those seeking religious freedom, a thriving port city, the home port for pirates and privateers, an artists’ and musician’s colony, the sailing capital of America, a popular destination for Tennis enthusiasts, and, of course, the summer playground for many of America’s wealthiest and most prominent families during America’s Gilded Age. Just walk around Newport, almost anywhere, and you will discover wonderfully preserved examples of our rich history. Continue reading

What’s on Tap: Craft Beer Festival in Newport

Craft Beer Festival in NewportThe craft beer craze is no stranger to Newport.  In fact, Newport has a pretty rich brewing history, which dates back to the period before the American Revolution. When you visit Newport, you’ll find a variety of places in which you can enjoy a finely-crafted pint of local or international beer.  One of the best ways to sample the art of craft brewing is to visit the upcoming Craft Beer Festival in Newport this April.  Nobody makes a daytrip to Newport to enjoy the Craft Beer Festival, so while you are making your plans for this event, book your stay at Newport’s top rated Bed and Breakfast, located just steps away from the scenic Cliff Walk, and an easy walk to the festival.   Continue reading

It’s Time for Newport’s Spring Restaurant Week 2017

2017 Spring Restaurant Week in NewportOur annual spring Restaurant Week in Newport kicks off on March 27th, 2017, and runs for 12 days – until April 7th.  There’s no better time to explore the great restaurants and eateries in Newport at prices you can’t beat.  Newport Restaurant Week features more than 50 participating restaurants offering extraordinary three-course prix fixe lunches for $16, and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35. Take advantage of this incredible dining experience in Newport, and book your room at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast today. Continue reading