Newport, RI


A Little About Newport, Rhode Island

Founded in 1639, the city of Newport is located in Newport County, Rhode Island, at the southern tip of Aquidneck Island, and is bounded by Middletown to the north and three bodies of water: Narragansett Bay to the west; Sakonnet River to the east; and Rhode Island Sound to the south.

Home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront downtown, and welcoming hospitality, Newport is considered by many to be a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England.

For those whose hearts lie in architecture, design, and history, Newport offers tours of opulent mansions, interesting museums, and a number of walking tours that reveal the Colonial and Gilded Age charm of the city.


Castle Hill

Formal dining overlooking Narragansett Bay. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

At The Deck

The perfect restaurant for an enjoyable evening or leisurely afternoon. Boasting breathtaking sunsets combined with fine food and ambiance.

22 Bowen's

World class steak and seafood on the waterfront. Offering an over 600 label wine list and indoor/outdoor dining.

The Black Pearl

A harborfront dining institution. Located in a rustic old sail loft, “The Pearl” offers casual dining on the Waterside Patio and in The Tavern & more formal dining accommodations in the Commodore’s Room.

Clarke Cooke House

Award winning, elegant fine dining in an 18th Century harborfront home.

White Horse Tavern

The perfect restaurant for an enjoyable evening or leisurely afternoon. Boasting breathtaking sunsets combined with fine food and ambiance.

The Mooring

An inspired selection of raw bar delicacies, appetizers, salads and entrees is perfectly complemented with one of New England’s most award-winning wine lists.

The Smokehouse Café

A genuine outdoor rib joint in the heart of downtown Newport. Open seasonally, ask for plenty of napkins!

Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen

Serving world-class wines, specialty cocktails and contemporary cuisine in a comfortable harborside atmosphere.

Museums and Cultural Attractions

Preservation Society of Newport County

Preserving and protecting architectural gems that span over 250 years of Newport’s history. The Society’s 11 properties are open to the public and are the backdrop for a wonderful assortment of events all year round.

Redwood Library and Athenaeum

Established in 1747, the Redwood Library and Athenaem is the oldest lending library in America. The library boasts an impressive collection of rare books and paintings dating back to the 1600’s.

National Museum of American Illustration

Boasting a collection that includes original art works by Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth. The museum is housed at Vernon Court, a grand Bellevue Avenue estate.

Beavertail Lighthouse

Built in the 19th century and located in Jamestown, Beavertail Lighthouse is the third oldest lighthouse on the Atlantic seacoast. Featuring panoramic views of Narragansett Bay and ample walking paths.

International Yacht Restoration School

Dedicated to education and maritime preservation, IYRS is located in the historic Aquidneck Mill Building. Visitors will see classic sailboats in various stages of restoration.

Museum of Newport History

Located in Newport’s 1762 Brick Market on historic Washington Square. The museum uses the finest of decorative arts, artifacts of everyday life, graphics, historic photographs, and audio-visual programs to tell Newport’s story.

Newport Art Museum

Featuring works by Winslow Homer, Fitz Hugh Lane, Gilbert Stuart and John La Farge. The Newport Art Museum’s collections are housed in 2 of Newport’s architectural gems.

Boat Charters Tours

America's Cup Charters

Classic America’s Cup yachts dating from the 1950’s to 1980’s available for private/corporate charters, regattas and sunset cruises.

Classic Cruises of Newport

Classic boats available for harbor tours, sunset sails and private charters.

Oldport Marine

Enjoy fresh sea breezes on a scenic cruise around Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Oldport Marine also offers seal-watch tours for winter visitors.

Sporting Events

Newport International Polo Series

Running from June to September, clubs from Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia compete every Saturday afternoon at Portsmouth’s picturesque Glen Farm.

International Tennis Hall of Fame

Hosting multiple tournaments throughout the season, the Hall of Fame boasts some of the oldest grass courts in the United States. Highlights Campbell’s Tennis Championships and the Champions Cup.

Newport Gulls Baseball

Playing at historic Cardines Field from June to Mid-August, the Newport Gulls compete in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Their team roster consists of top college-level players.

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