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Explore Fun Things to Do in Newport, RI - The City by the Sea

Situated on Aquidneck Island, Newport is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the eastern seaboard. Known as America's "First Resort," Newport is a historic seaside town filled with maritime activities from sailing and fishing to scenic harbor cruises. Surrounded by opulent mansions and architecture of the Gilded Age, the City by the Sea offers exciting attractions and annual events. Stroll through the streets of Colonial Newport, or discover the city's vibrant food scene, from seaport taverns to elegant restaurants and some of the best seafood in New England.
Enjoy breathtaking coastal views of the Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay from the 3.5-mile Cliff Walk or the 10-mile Ocean Drive. Discover the history and legends of the courts at the Tennis Hall of Fame or sink your toes in the sands on Easton's Beach. The Francis Malbone House is walking distance to all the fun things to do in Newport, as well as steps from the best restaurants, shopping, and art galleries. Whether you're seeking a romantic getaway or a relaxing beach vacation with the family, Newport's rich and colorful history offers something exciting around every bend.
Preservation Society Mansions In Newport, Rhode Island
Embark on a guided tour of Newport's historic landmarks, lush landscapes, and architecture from the Colonial era to the Gilded Age at the Preservation Society Mansions just moments away from the hotel.
Tennis Hall of Fame In Newport, Rhode Island
Come experience the International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum! With over 1,900 artifacts of tennis history displayed throughout the redesigned exhibit galleries, the museum delivers an entirely new, engaging visitor experience. After touring the museum, explore the 7-acres that make up the historic grounds of the Newport Casino, from our newly built indoor courts to the manicured grass courts of the Bill Talbert Stadium.
Cliff Walk In Newport, Rhode Island
Transport yourself back to the Gilded Age and wander along Newport's scenic shoreline for first-hand views of opulent mansions including the Breakers, Beechwood, Rosecliff, and Marble House.
Enjoy Ocean Drive In Newport, Rhode Island
Drive or bike along the 10-mile journey for a scenic ride along Newport's southern coast and witness opulent mansions, picturesque views, yachts, and wildlife while making the Ocean Drive.
Newport, Rhode Island's Easton's Beach
Enjoy sun, sand, surf, live music, and lobster rolls at Newport's most popular beach. Take the kids on a 1950's carousel rides or play some volleyball at First Beach, adjacent to the start of Cliff Walk.
Touro Synagogue In Newport, Rhode Island
Take a guided tour or attend services at the oldest synagogue in the US, located just moments from The Francis Malbone House, and admire the colonial architecture steeped in rich history and cultural tradition.
Fort Adams State Park In Newport, Rhode Island
From swimming, sailing, and fishing to soccer, rugby, and touring the largest fort in the US, Fort Adams State Park also is home to fun summer concerts on the water.
Audrain Car Museum In Newport, Rhode Island
Showcasing fully restored vehicles from the 20th Century to modern day, visit the impressive collection of over 200 cars and learn about their evolution and history.
Rough Point Mansion In Newport, Rhode Island
Take a self or guided tour of Doris Duke's former 39,000 square-foot mansion and museum housing a 30-year collection of fine and decorative arts along Newport's coast.
Enjoy Sailing In Newport, Rhode Island
Often referred to as the "Sailing Capital of the World," set sail and gaze upon Newport's legendary mansions and lighthouses while enjoying sweeping coastal views of Newport and Jamestown.