Newport Insider: Summertime Family Fun

Charles Manice has been lucky to spend summers in Newport since he was born, as his family has been here for more than 100 years. He met his wife Melissa while watching their younger brothers row at the Henley Royal Regatta, and they have spent summers together in Newport for the past 20 years, now with their four children. Charles has his own law firm as a trust and estates wealth-planning attorney with offices in New York and Florida, and Melissa has a PhD in clinical research with a background in health-care technology. They are based in Larchmont, New York.

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Manice Family Water and Beach Activities
Courtesy Charles and Melissa Manice
Manice Family Pictures
Courtesy Charles and Melissa Manice

Favorite Activities

“Newport is breathtaking from the water. Take a harbor cruise with America’s Cup Charters or an Amazing Grace charter. If you can dock in Jamestown, eat at Beech or Tallulah’s Taqueria. Fly a kite at Brenton Point and walk Ocean Drive. Do the Cliff Walk and grab lobster rolls at First Beach. Pick berries and go to Sweet Berry Farm. Walk around Bowen’s Wharf and Bannister’s Wharf.”

Go-To Restaurants

“Step back in time at White Horse Tavern; dinner at Cabana, Bar’Cino or the Clarke Cooke House (the signature dessert is a ‘snowball in hell’). Clam chowder from The Black Pearl or Midtown Oyster Bar.”

A Perfect Day Starts at the Cliff Walk

“Bike to breakfast or brunch at Belle’s Cafe or incredible coffee at Nitro Bar Beach and tennis at Bailey’s Beach Club (the Vanderbilts and Astors were members). Stroll Bellevue Avenue and visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame (book a grass court). Stop in at CK Bradley and Bellevue Kids. Have cocktails and oysters at Castle Hill Inn at sunset.”

For First-Time Visitors

“The Cliff Walk, plus a historic mansion tour with a reservation for afternoon tea at the Chinese Tea House at Marble House.”

For Return Visitors

“Drinks on the terrace at the Chanler or at Forty 1 North. Bodhi Spa is a local spa with great massages and a hydrotherapy circuit, right on Thames Street. NewportFILM has amazing film showings on beautiful properties throughout Newport.”

– Annie Fitzsimmons on July 11, 2023



Newport is breathtaking from the water. Take a harbor cruise with America’s Cup Charters or an Amazing Grace charter.

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