Good morning, RI ladies! I am planning my little sister's bachelorette party. We live in Northern New England and have done Boston, Portsmouth and Portland for other friends and relatives' bachelorette parties, so we have chosen Newport for hers. We are going the weeknd of Oct 17th and have rented a house near/on the beach for the weekend. I am writing to you all looking for suggestions of things to do, restaurants and bars to hit, etc. I also wanted to check in and ask whether Newport would be *totally* dead that time of year? There are going to be about 10 girls and we would be looking for two days worth of activities. I hear there are some wineries nearby? Also have heard that tea at the Viking hotel is cool, as well as the mansion tours. Other thoughts of mine were spa, shopping, beach picnic (if weather permits), restaurants, bars, etc. Any advice from local Knotties on that time of year in Newport and top things to do/places to see would be greatly appreciated! Happy 4th of July week!