Things to Do


Things to Do in Newport

Whether on land or by sea, there's no lack of things to do and places to explore in Newport.

1. Sailing in Newport

From sailing classes and workshops to day trips and two-hour excursions, sailing is a way of life in Newport. Many areas of the town are best viewed by boat, so consider carving out some time for Sailing in Newport.

2. Cliff Walk

Ocean views, an up-close look at Gilded Age mansions and flora and fauna. Located just outside our door, the Cliff Walk has it all and is a "must do" for first-time visitors to Newport. Click here for more details on the Cliff Walk

3. Newport Mansions

Explore eleven grand Gilded Age properties representing more than 250 years of social, architectural and landscape history in one of America's most historically intact cities. Plan your visit to the Newport Mansions.

4. Beaches

Newport offers a beach for every season and reason. Whether you want to take that towel and settle where the action is (First Beach) or stroll in quiet staring at the ocean, you'll find a strip of sand to suit you. Here is a great resource for all the local Beaches.

5. International Tennis Hall of Fame

This unique center chronicles the entire history of tennis, dating from the 12th Century through today. In its 18 galleries. the museum encompasses more than 20,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, momentous videos and popular memorabilia of tennis champions past and present. More detailsTennis Hall of Fame

6. Newport Art Museum

This diminutive museum is one of the longest-running in the country.  The permanent collection of more than 2,300 works of American art concentrates on artistic activity from the late 19th century to the present day, and on works emphasizing the role played by Newport and New England artists. More details: Newport Art Museum

7. Rhode Island Red Food Tours

Talk a walk off the beaten path with this award-winning tour company for a look at Newport's rich history and food culture. Tours take place every weekend from April-November. Click here for more details about Rhode Island Red Food Tours.

Things to See in Newport

Newport is a town of festivals. No matter when you visit, something is almost always happening. Below are just some of the top seasonal events held throughout the year:

Spring & Summer

Newport Folk FestivalNewport Jazz FestNewport Music FestivalNewport Blues and BBQ

Fall & Winter

Newport International Boat ShowNewport Wine and Food FestivalInternational Oktoberfest  Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival  Newport Restaurant WeekChristmas at the Newport Mansions