More than a motto, Newport's guiding philosophy is eat, drink and be merry... Newport is a vibrant and historic city - a consistent part of Newport's history is that it has always been an easy place to have fun. As native Rhode Islanders, we know first hand Newport's best restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries and antique stores. We can offer suggestions, from guiding architecture buffs through the city to telling you where to find the best private gardens.
Newport is also central to many points of interest close by; less than a 40 minute drive from Providence and Fall River and a one-hour ferry ride to Block Island. Newport is close to vineyards, galleries, factory outlets and antique cooperatives. Just two minutes away, there are two nationally-recognized wildlife refuges that offer bird watchers self-guided tours.
In Newport, there truly is something for everyone ...
Our city is the sailing capital of the world. Consistent wind and good weather combine with Narragansett Bay, Block Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean to offer some of the best and most varied sailing conditions on either coast. You can rent a boat, sign on as crew or just go along for the ride. Just walk down to the harbor and see for yourself.
Newport Yachting Center
Enjoy some of the east coasts most beautiful beaches, whether walking the cliffwalk or just lying on the beach, relax and take in the beautiful scenery.
Newport County Beaches
Enjoy a day on the water casting for bluefish & striped bass! Newport offers a variety of charter fishing options to suit your needs.
Walk to many of Newport's finest shopping. Whether you are looking for t-shirts or french lace, the quaint shops on Thames Street and Bellevue Avenue are just a few blocks away. You will be sure to find a unique piece of Newport to take home with you.
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Take in a tour and relive the elegance of the past in one of Newport's famous mansions.
Walk to many of Newport's best restaurants! Whether a casual meal, or an elegant dinner, Newport has something for everyone.
Newport offers inspiration to artists of all mediums, take in a show or view one of the many intimate galleries scattered throughout the city.
Newport Art Galleries & Theaters
If your looking for a good bottle of wine to take home with you, take a tour of one of Newport's famed vineyards.