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Article: A Local’s Guide to 24 Hours of Self-care & Relaxation in Newport

Dr Catherine swimming on Sachuest Beach at sunset in Newport

A Local’s Guide to 24 Hours of Self-care & Relaxation in Newport

Welcome to Newport, a coastal gem where self-care and relaxation are not just activities but a way of life. This guide is crafted for those seeking a serene escape and is filled with insider tips to help you rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul in this picturesque coastal town.

For centuries, Newport has captivated hearts with its rugged beauty and vibrant energy, balanced with a touch of glamour and yachting sophistication. It's a place where the refreshing sea breeze and the enchanting light uplift your spirits, especially in the quieter off-season months.

Photo by Clint Clemens Finn Sailing off Newport Lighthouse

From morning yoga sessions to peaceful spa treatments, we have curated the perfect 24-hour itinerary for you to indulge in some much-needed self-care.

When you visit Newport for one of my acupuncture or facial rejuvenating treatments, take the opportunity to indulge in local activities that not only complement your therapy but also prolong its benefits.

Here’s your guide to Self-care & relaxation in Newport, Rhode Island:

  1. Jog Along the Cliffwalk: Kickstart your day with an invigorating jog along the Cliffwalk. This paved path, set against the backdrop of majestic Gilded Age mansions and the vast ocean, is perfect for boosting your circulation. Learn more at Cliffwalk.
  2. Stroll on Sachuest Beach: Prefer a gentler activity? Walk along Sachuest Beach, also known as 2nd Beach. As the sun sets, watch it illuminate St. George’s chapel on the hill and enjoy the sight of surfers riding the waves. A truly picturesque scene. More details here.
  3. Tea and breakfast at The Nitro Bar: While the coffee is excellent, they have a fantastic selection of Mem teas and some healthy, tasty food options. Check out their two Newport locations at The Nitro Bar
The Nitro Bar flag and sign outside of 2 Pond Ave, Newport, Rhode Island
  1. Yoga at Mend: For those who prefer indoor exercise, Mend offers a range of yoga classes focusing on mind and body movement, including slower, more restorative options. Check out their offerings at Mend Yoga.
feet in the air hands holding blue exercise ball at mend yoga class
  1. Hydrating Cuisine at Yagi Noodles: Post-exercise, replenish your body with a hydrating meal. Yagi Noodles offers delicious ramen and a fine selection of teas, perfect for rehydration. Discover their menu at Yagi Noodles.
Tonkotsu Ramen on wooden table at Yagi Noodles Restaurant in Newport Rhode Island
  1. Water Journey at Bodhi Spa: Elevate your treatment by alternating between hot saunas and cold plunges at Bodhi Spa. This practice enhances metabolism and promotes full-body circulation. Plan your visit at Bodhi Spa.
  2. Dinner at TSK: Cap off your day with a cozy dinner at TSK. Known for its exquisite dishes, local ingredients and relaxed atmosphere, it’s a must-visit for a memorable culinary experience. Remember to make a reservation at TSK.

Experience the unique blend of vitality and tranquility in Newport, and let it be the perfect backdrop for your self-care journey. We can't wait to welcome you to one of the most charming resort towns on the East Coast.

FINN Sailing image courtesy of my dear friend Clint Clemens


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