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Newport is a city in the New England state of Rhode Island, set on Aquidneck Island. Its yacht-filled harbor hosted the America’s Cup, a renowned annual regatta, for many years. Newport is also known for the Gilded Age mansions lining Bellevue Avenue, some of which are now museums.

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DAFFODIL DAYS

April 15 kicks off Daffodil Days in Newport, RI!  Join Newport’s Daffadillion, “Get Daffy” and enjoy their celebration of Spring.  

We have partnered with the Newport Daffodil Days Festival to give you a true Spring Newport Experience. The Daffy pin gives you discounts at participating stores, restaurants and attractions. The Daffy pin normally sells for $5 but through our partnership, we are able to offer it for $1 with your race registration.

Learn more about their calendar of events at this link.  Pick up your Daffy pin at the race expo.

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Rhode Island Red Food Tours

Rhode Races is proud to partner with RI Red Food Tours for the ultimate Newport food experience.  The Newport Neighborhood Food Tours is a walking tour that takes you to six popular eateries off-the-beaten-path as well as to some of the more vibrant “hotspots” where the locals know to go, in neighborhood’s rich in history, food and culture.  

Use code RhodeRacesRI for $10 off your tour.  Space is limited and must be booked in advance – for more information and to book your tour, please visit Rhode Island Red Food Tours.

Airports

TF Green Airport is just 10 minutes from downtown Providence, Rhode Island and the Providence Rhode Races and services most major airlines.

Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts is an hour away from Providence, RI.

Train

Amtrak and the MBTA service the Providence Train Station regularly. The Train station is located downtown within walking distance of the race start.

Car Rental

Enterprise is the official rental car company of Rhode Races & Events and the Rhode Races – Newport, book your rental through Enterprise and save 5% off their posted price for Enterprise and 10% from National.  Use discount code – XZ49463 or reserve through this link.

Here are a few of the benefits that Enterprise Rent-A-Car can provide:

  • Discounted rate structures and incentives for group bookings

  • Free pickup and return service to almost every hotel in the Greater Providence Area

  • On site airport locations, able to honor your group’s discounted rates

  • Over 60 different makes and models to accommodate most needs

  • Over 30 locations in the Rhode Island, Southeastern MA area

Contact information

401-490-2073
Rebecca.L.Montiero@erac.com

Hotel Partners

Hampton Inn and Suites – Newport/Middletown

$129/Must book by 2/24/2017

317 West Main Rd,  Middletown, RI  02842  

401-848-6555

Group Rate Booking Link:  Reserve Now

Mainstay Inn and Conference Center

$95.10/Must book by 2/15
151 Admiral Kalfbus Rd., Newport  RI  02840

Reservations may be made by calling (401)849-9880, ask for the Rhode Races room block, #106422

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Newport/Middletown

$139/Must book by 2/24

348 West Main Rd., Middletown, RI  02842

401.848.2700
Group Rate Booking Link: Reserve Now

Newport Marriott

$209/Must book by 3/24
25 America’s Cup Way, Newport, RI 
Call for reservations: (401) 849-1000 (reference NewportRhode Races)
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The hotel has recently been renovated and offers a beautiful downtown location, close to Thames St and Bowen’s Wharf.  

Courtyard Newport Middletown

$124/Must book by 3/24
9 Commerce Drive Middletown  RI  02842

Online Booking Link: Reserve Now

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