You attend conferences for the thought-provoking sessions, collaboration and networking, but the experience continues when you break for the day and get to explore the host city. At ICMC 2019, you will be surrounded by the sea in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island. Miles of coastline and spectacular views await!
While you’re in town, be sure to take time to explore the ‘city by the sea.’ Here are our top 5 things to do in Newport:
1.) Experience Newport’s Cliff Walk
There’s a reason people travel from all over to experience Newport’s 3.5-mile cliff walk. It’s a world famous public access walk that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of the Gilded Age. It’s the most visited attraction in all of RI.
2.) Explore Downtown
Walk Thames street and along Bowen’s and Bannister’s Wharves where you’ll find cobblestone paths lined with a mix of local boutiques, galleries, eclectic artisans and more.
3.) Tour the Mansions
Stroll down historic Bellevue Avenue to experience life of high society in turn of the century America. The magnificent 19th century mansions along Newport’s famous Ocean Drive are truly a sight to be seen. Take a guided walking tour and explore The Breakers, Rosecliff, Marble House, The Elms and more. Many of these mansions are now US National Historic Landmarks.
4.) Savor Local Flavor
Newport Vineyards is Newport’s local winery located in Middletown, RI. Take a tour to learn about the winemaking process followed by a tasting. If beer is more your style, head over to Taproot Brewing Co. located on the same grounds as the winery.
5.) Go for a drive down Ocean Drive
Ten miles of coastline meets one winding road. Start your journey just off of Bellevue Avenue and continue along for a tranquil drive with stunning seaside views and historic landmarks.
Dining options are endless, check out a few of our favorite spots:
THE FIFTH ELEMENT
111 Broadway , Newport, RI 02840
*ICMC 2019 Attendee Cocktail Reception will take place at The Fifth Element on April 30th between 5:30 – 7:30 PM
BRICK ALLEY PUB & RESTAURANT
140 Thames Street , Newport, RI 02840
THE RED PARROT RESTAURANT
348 Thames Street , Newport, RI 02840
138 Bellevue Avenue , Newport, RI 02840
THE BLACK PEARL
30 Bannister’s Wharf , Newport, RI 02840
22 BOWEN’S WINE BAR & GRILLE
22 Bowen’s Wharf , Newport, RI 02840
Upscale, Steak & Seafood Restaurant
Check out the interview with Newport resident and former Navy Seal, Dave Rogers, about his favorite places, historical facts and must-see spots!
For more information and local attractions visit: www.discovernewport.org
Don’t have your ICMC 2019 ticket yet? Register here!