Picturesque coast at Newport, Rhode Island

Cruise to Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, Rhode Island, offers New England charm — with a little eccentricity. Built by early American rebels and defined by the ocean, Newport has one of the best coastlines in New England, which can you explore as you walk along the cliffside that towers over it. Find colonial architecture in the Newport Historic District and regal 19th-century mansions along Bellevue Avenue. Cruise to Newport and head downtown and explore Thames Street and Broadway, where there are countless shops, restaurants — you can find everything from seafood classics to Japanese ramen noodles — and a lively nightlife scene.
National Language English
Currency Accepted U.S. Dollar (USD)

Things To Do in Newport

View of a bridge at the harbor in Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, Rhode Island, Harbor

Get (Back) on the Water

Get (Back) on the Water

Paddleboarding from Conanicut Marina in the neighboring town of Jamestown, surfing along Sachuest Beach and sailing the harbor are some of the best activities in the area. Catch the waves and gain a new perspective on the classic coast of New England.

The gardens in the front of the Breakers Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, Rhode Island, Breakers mansion Gardens

Mansion Hop

Mansion Hop

During the Gilded Age, many families summered in Newport. They left behind some of the most beautiful and best-preserved mansions in the U.S. Tour them to see what life was like for some here in the 19th century. Explore the manicured grounds, cliffside views and ornate decor of over 12 mansions lining Bellevue Avenue and scattered along Ocean Avenue. Some of the must-sees are The Breakers, Marble House and Rosecliff.

View of the walking paths on the cliffs at Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, Rhode Island, Cliff Walk

Walk the Cliffs

If it's peace and quiet you're after, Newport's 3.5-mile Cliff Walk is your ticket to escape. On one side, you'll have infinite views of the Atlantic Ocean and the sound of waves crashing against the rocks. On the other, you'll catch another glimpse of the Gilded Age mansions. It's the best of both worlds.

A stuffed quahog with a lemon

Newport, Rhode Island, Stuffed Quahog

Local Cuisine

Dining in Newport is on the up and up. The city serves up chef-owned restaurants, nationally acclaimed eateries, quintessential New England lobster shacks and budget-friendly hangouts. Head to Thames Street Kitchen for delicious farm-to-table cuisine with the occasional French twist. For a piece of history, check out the White Horse Tavern, known as America's first tavern, built in 1673. For Instagrammable sweets, pay a visit to the Newport Sweet Shoppe.

Various storefronts on a brick street

Newport, Rhode Island, Shops


Eclectic home-goods shops and boutiques filled with unique styles and accessories line Newport's cobblestone streets and wharves. Jump on a crusie to Newport and spend a few hours meandering and collecting one-of-a-kind New England sundries — Thames Street and Bowen's Wharf are the best areas to start your shopping excursion.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 If you're visiting in the spring, carry an umbrella, as rain showers can happen at any moment.
2 Wear shoes that are comfortable for walking: Many activities that require you to be on your feet.
3 For a secret escape, head to Castle Hill Light, where you can enjoy the crisp salt air, order an afternoon refreshment and take in the ocean views.

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