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Things to Do in Newport!

Here is a partial list of interesting things to do while you are in Newport.

Re-live the Gilded Age and the beauty and style of "The Great Gatsby” with a tour of the Newport Mansions

Dedicated to preserving art and culture, explore the Art and Historical Museums throughout Newport and Bristol County for an enriching and extraordinary experience

Experience the history of tennis and its greatest players at The International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum

Travel back in time to the colonial era at Fort Adams, an engineering and architectural masterpiece which dates back to the Revolutionary war

Read George Washington’s letter praising "Religious Liberty” as you explore America’s oldest synagogue and national historical site, Touro Synagogue

Rejuvenate your spirit with a nature hike to star-gaze or bird-watch at The Norman Bird Sanctuary

Browse books dating back to the 1450’s at America’s oldest lending library, Redwood Library and Athenæum

Take a scenic tour of area Lighthouses, drive along magnificent Ocean Drive or stroll down the famous Cliff Walk

Observe master craftsmen at work at the International Yacht Restoration School, Thames Glass Studio, or Anchor Bend Glassworks Studio

Wander the cobblestone streets of Newport’s wharves filled with world class Antique Stores, Specialty Shops and Galleries

Experience a tour and tasting at one of the local Vineyards, Breweries and even a Rum Distillery

Looking for some unique nighttime entertainment?  Grab dinner and a show at Newport’s Cabaret and Playhouse or experience RI’s premier live music showcase and gourmet food at the Newport Blue’s Cafe

Re-visit 18th century farm life at Coggeshall Farm Museum by assisting historical re-enactors with their work using all of your senses to experience what it was truly like to live in pre-industrial New England

Treat yourself to the freshest seafood and see live crustaceans at the Aquidneck Lobster Company

Breathe in the crisp autumn air and enjoy the brilliant colors of fall foliage as you cruise along the 14.5 mile East Bay Bike Path or walk through the gardens and grounds of Blithewold Arboretum


As they say, Newport, NINE COASTAL TOWNS - ONE BIG EXPERIENCE   Enjoy all that Newport has to offer!


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