NewportUnited States of America

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Come to Newport to stroll down mansion-lined boulevards, eat in fine harbor-side restaurants, shop in classy boutique stores or enjoy a music festival.

For many years a playground to America’s elite, Newport, Rhode Island now makes a multitude of riches accessible to all. Relax on pristine beaches, enjoy superb shopping and dining and visit the former mansions of some of America’s wealthiest people.

Walk down Bellevue Avenue and peer over hedges at opulent mansions once owned by the Vanderbilts and other millionaires. Luxury yachts gleaming in the sun in the harbor make an impressive spectacle as well.

If you’re looking for something more understated, stroll down narrow cobbled streets in the town’s center, where you’ll also see a large number of 18th-century colonial homes. Stop in a café or explore Newport’s many boutique stores. Discover the highest concentration of shops, restaurants and bars along Thames Street.

It’s easy to see why America’s elite have vacationed here for decades when you discover the natural beauty the town has to offer. Visit Bailey’s Beach or the popular Ballard Park. Enjoy some of the most scenic sections by walking the famous Cliff Walk, a 3.5-mile (5.6-kilometer) stroll with stunning views and abundant wildlife.

Some of America’s most important music festivals take place on the lawns of Fort Adams, a short boat ride from Newport Harbor. The Newport Folk Festival in July and the Newport Jazz Festival in August are pinnacles of an excellent year-round schedule of events.

Newport is an easy city to get around on foot or by bike. Make sure you spend time on the water during your visit too. Take a cruise along the coast or rent a kayak and explore alone. Join one of the daily fishing charters or test your skill as a photographer by capturing one of Newport’s stunning sunsets.

Many visitors fly into Boston and then drive 71 miles (114 kilometers) to Newport. Visit during summer to enjoy Newport in all its bustling and sun-drenched glory or come in winter to have quaint streets, stunning mansions and beautiful beaches to yourself.

Top hotels in Newport

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Viking
Hotel Viking
4 out of 5
1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$166
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Located in Historic Hill, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum and Bannister's Wharf. Kingscote Newport ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,074 reviews)

"The property was under construction during our visit"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020

Hotel Viking
Wyndham Newport Hotel
Wyndham Newport Hotel
3.5 out of 5
240 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, RI
AU$142
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum, Touro Synagogue and Thames Street. Newport Mansions ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (693 reviews)

"the shower pressure and water temp was not terrible other than that great hotel would stay again"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020

Wyndham Newport Hotel
Atlantic Beach Hotel & Suites
Atlantic Beach Hotel & Suites
2.5 out of 5
28 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI
AU$145
per night
Mar 16 - Mar 17

Situated in Middletown, this beach hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Easton's Beach, International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum and Touro Synagogue. Newport Mansions ...

4/5Very Good! (1,766 reviews)

"The room was clean, warm and spacious enough, though the outside of building looked run down. Shower water pressure was very strong."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2020

Atlantic Beach Hotel & Suites

Popular activities in Newport

Easton's Beach
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Easton's Beach

Spend the day relaxing by the ocean at Newport’s largest surf beach, where you can play in the waves, ride a carousel and stroll along a scenic boardwalk.

Thames Street
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Thames Street

Stroll down this historic thoroughfare that runs parallel to Newport’s waterfront and check out the heritage façades, cozy pubs and great cafés.

Fort Adams State Park
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Fort Adams State Park

Make your way through eerie tunnels and climb to stunning vantage points at this historic 19th-century fortress overlooking a grassy foreshore and the mouth of Newport Harbor.

Top activities in Newport

Newport CLIFF WALK- Self Guided GPS Audio Tour Guide
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Newport CLIFF WALK- Self Guided GPS Audio Tour Guide

76% of travellers recommend
AU$7
Per adult
Newport RI Self Driving Audio Tour Guide
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Newport RI Self Driving Audio Tour Guide

86% of travellers recommend
AU$7
Per adult
Newport Cliff Walk Self-Guided Audio Tour Guide for iPhone and Android
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Newport Cliff Walk Self-Guided Audio Tour Guide for iPhone and Android

AU$6
Per adult
Newport Bellevue Avenue Walking Tour-Self-Guided Audio Tour
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Newport Bellevue Avenue Walking Tour-Self-Guided Audio Tour

100% of travellers recommend
AU$7
Per adult
Newport Bellevue Avenue Historic District - Mobile GPS Self-Guided Audio Walk
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Newport Bellevue Avenue Historic District - Mobile GPS Self-Guided Audio Walk

AU$5
Per adult
Newport RI Self Driving Audio Tour Guide for iPhone and Android
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Newport RI Self Driving Audio Tour Guide for iPhone and Android

AU$10
Per adult

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