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Newport Attractions:


Perhaps the most attractive characteristic of Newport is the ability that the destination has to appeal to a variety of traveling styles. Newport is home to miles of scenic coastline ideal for exhilarating sailing excursions, relaxing beach time, and rejuvenating walks.

For those whose heart lies in architecture, design, and history Newport offers tours of opulent mansions, interesting museums, and a number of walking tours that reveal the history and charm of the city. For a mouth-watering getaway, visitors can enjoy a tour and tasting at the three local vineyards followed by a memorable dining experience at a waterfront restaurant.

For visitors looking to take a bit of Newport style home with them, the city's quaint wharves and cobblestone streets are a mix of unique shops and galleries. Complementing it all is a year-round calendar of special events ranging from nautical events to music festivals to professional sports tournaments, ensuring that there is always something happening in Newport!


Through the years Newport has made a name for itself in a variety of manners--first as a colony founded on religious freedom, later as the summer playground for American socialite families with names like Astor and Vanderbilt, as a key location for the United States Navy, and then as the yachting capital of the world.

Today the stories of Newport's can be enjoyed on tours through opulent ocean-side mansions, interesting museums, and historic sites such as coastal forts, lighthouses, and worship buildings. For a closer look at the city-by-the-sea, visitors can choose from a variety of walking tours, boat tours, and self-guided tours.


More traditional athletes will find plenty to do, with sailing, lawn tennis, golf, polo, croquet, and more.


For a truly unique experience, ride horseback on a beach, or charter a yacht to take you and your friends on a Narragansett Bay cruise.


There's the Norman Bird Sanctuary for a day of peaceful hiking and nature walks, or for viewing the marine life at the Newport Aquarium. Whatever your passion, it's in fashion in Newport


Museums:


Artillery Company of Newport (1741)
23 Clarke St., Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-846-8488


Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association
Beaver State Park, Jamestown, RI
Phone: 401-423-3270


Chase Corey House (1730)
at Tiverton Four Corners
3908 Main Rd., Tiverton, RI 02878
Phone: 401-624-2096


Doll Museum
980 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: 401-682-2266 Fax: 401-682-2266


Lighthouses:


Beavertail Light (1856)
Beaver State Park, Jamestown, RI
Phone: 401-423-3270
Accessibility: The Grounds are open to the public


Castle Hill Light (1890)
East Passage of Narragansett Bay, RI
Accessibility: The grounds are open to the public


Conanicut Light (1886)
North end of Conanicut Island, Jamestown, RI
Accessibility: This lighthouse is not open to the public and is best viewed by boat


Dutch Island Light (1857)
West Passage of Narragansett Bay, RI
Accessibility: This lighthouse is not open to the public and is best viewed by boat
No one hands you more ways to enjoy the outdoors than Newport. For the adventurous traveler, there's sea kayaking, SCUBA diving, hiking, fishing, and sail boarding.

Beaches:


Atlantic Beach
Memorial Blvd., Middletown, RI 02842
Phone: 401-846-2119 or 846-1398
Season: May - September
Facilities: Restrooms


Atlantic Beach
Memorial Blvd., Middletown, RI 02842
Phone: 401-846-2119 or 846-1398
Season: May - September
Facilities: Restrooms


Fogland Beach / Tiverton Town Beach
Fogland Rd., Tiverton, RI 02878
Phone: 401-625-6780
Season: Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend
Facilities: Playground, picnic tables, outdoor shower, changing rooms and restrooms