Newport Vineyards

When the day is beautiful but the crowds are overwhelming, head to Newport Vineyards, which is just minutes from the beaches and downtown. In addition to the 25+-year-old winery, they also have a seven-barrel brewhouse where Taproot Brewing Company makes small-batch, hop-forward beers.

Stop by any night for dinner and try things like gourmet grilled cheese with local spring onions and green garlic, pizzas with roasted vegetables, or sticky smoked chicken with hot potato salad and honey-butter cornbread. All their food is made with ingredients grown in their own greenhouse, or obtained from nearby local farms, so expect the menu to change often. Grab a seat at one of the outdoor firepits and watch the sunset over the island after a wine tour, Tuesday taco night, or a Wednesday Flight Night.

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