I am going to a wedding in Newport this weekend but as I am not in the wedding party will be on my own for a few hours Saturday evening while the wedding party is rehearsing and dining. I am thinking I'd like to walk around and get a bite and a drink. I am staying at the Hotel Viking and am not sure if that is walking distance to the bar/restaurant/shopping area. I'd love some suggestions where a solo diner will feel comfortable, and also would love to know what streets are good for walking around (hopefully they are near the hotel). Thanks all.