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Newport, RI
Travel Guide

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.

Where to stay in Newport

Top Hotels in Newport

Hotel Viking
Hotel Viking
4 out of 5
1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI
The price is $109 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16

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

3.9/5Very Good! (1,315 reviews)

"The hotel is beautiful but it’s beer renovation."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2021

Hotel Viking
Atlantic Beach Hotel Newport
Atlantic Beach Hotel Newport
3.5 out of 5
28 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI
The price is $87 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

Nestled on the beach, this Middletown hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Easton's Beach and Cliff Walk. International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum and Touro ...

4/5Very Good! (1,015 reviews)

"Everything about the property was wonderful. Steps from the beach and many great restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Atlantic Beach Hotel Newport
Wyndham Newport Hotel
Wyndham Newport Hotel
4 out of 5
240 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, RI
The price is $89 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (979 reviews)

"I like the saltwater pool area and the restaurant has really good food! Staff were friendly and always available to help. Great experience and we will definitely stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Wyndham Newport Hotel
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Vacation Rentals in Newport

The East Island Reserve Hotel
The East Island Reserve Hotel
3.5 out of 5
985 East Main Road, Middletown, RI
The price is $95 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

Situated near the beach, this cottage is within 6 mi (10 km) of Easton's Beach, Naval War College Museum, and Touro Synagogue. Second Beach and International ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (141 reviews)
An overall wonderful stay!

"This hotel was the perfect place to stay when you have to get away during a pandemic. Since they offer individual cottages, there is no risk due to shared hallways or HVAC systems. There is a sign-up sheet for the pool so the capacity can be limited. The bed was very comfortable and it was nice to ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

The East Island Reserve Hotel
Downtown Newport Penthouse on Thames Street
Downtown Newport Penthouse on Thames Street
Newport, RI
The price is $119 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

Located in Yachting Village, this condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Thames Street and Newport Mansions. The Breakers and Easton's Beach are also within ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Amazing stay

"This property was a 10 out of 10! Owners were great to us! No problems whatsoever! The property is amazing nothing to complain about and i will be staying here again very soon!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2021

Downtown Newport Penthouse on Thames Street
Newport Lofts - 194 Thames Street
Newport Lofts - 194 Thames Street
4 out of 5
194 Thames Street, Newport, RI
The price is $258 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

Located in the heart of Newport, this vacation home is steps from Queen Anne Square and Thames Street. Newport Mansions and Easton's Beach are also within 1 ...

5/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
A MUST STAY!

"The loft was in the perfect location and had amazing views of the entire city! The communication with the owners was wonderful, as well."…"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2020

Newport Lofts - 194 Thames Street
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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