Meg’s Aussie Milk Bar
111 Bellevue Ave., Bellevue
Milk bars are to Australia what diners are to America, selling tasty breakfast options, snacks and milkshakes.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame
194 Bellevue Ave., Bellevue
Newport's preppy reputation precedes it, so it's fitting that the town is home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Housed in the former Newport Casino (a grand, old shingle-style building that's officially a National Historic Landmark), it's home to exhibitions of historic memorabilia–including some incredible old-school tennis whites–as well as several beautifully maintained tennis courts. Book a time slot in advance, and you can play a few games on the immaculate historic grass courts.
Newport Aquidneck Farmer’s Market
13 Memorial Blvd., Bellevue
This farmer’s market has been providing Newport with fresh, seasonal, local produce for over twenty-two years. Each week dozens of vendors gather to sell everything from vegetables, fresh seafood, and homemade condiments to herbal skin care. All the food sold has been grown or made within a fifty-mile radius, making this market a truly sustainable farm-to-table shopping experience. Spread out a picnic blanket and enjoy your haul to a soundtrack of live music in the shade along Memorial Boulevard.
Rib & Rhein
86 William St., Bellevue
Shop owners Erin and Thomas Ribeiro emblazoned “anglo-indo-waspy” on their boutique walls, and they take this declaration of style to heart, bringing brands like Carven, Charlotte Olympia, and The Row to the city’s Yacht Club set. Beyond the selection—caftans for women and tweed jackets and bright polos for men—the additional perks like in-house tailoring, personal lookbooks, and wardrobe consultation bring the mantra home.
144 Bellevue Ave., Bellevue
Styled like an old-fashioned apothecary, this shop, with its all-natural, eco-friendly line of skincare products is anything but stodgy. Stock up on their handmade soaps and bath salts (great hostess gifts) and treat yourself to one of their transformative facials.
181 Bellevue Ave., Bellevue
Belly up to the circular bar at this soda fountain off Bellevue Ave for classic shakes (specifically, the “Awful Awful”), sundaes, and cones, all with flavors ranging from black raspberry to maple walnut and crazy vanilla (vanilla flavor, crazy colors). Newport Creamery began by delivering local milk to residents in the ’30s. They then opened a “milk bar” on Main Road, a little north, but we head to this location for a quick, sweet, pit stop in town.