3,164
trips planned today
4.7
out of 5
Trustscore rating
©

The Best Things to Do in Newport

Plan your next trip here

Things to do in Newport

Historic Walking Area
Cliff Walk , Newport
4.7
Cliff Walk is a 5.6 km (3.5 mi) public access walkway that takes you along Newport’s shoreline. The walk is famous for its views, which combi
Tours from $50
Scenic Drive
4.7
Driving along the Atlantic coast, imagine what life must have been like at one of the lavishing mansions on Ocean Drive Historic District, wh
Tours from $25
The Breakers , Newport
4.8
The Breakers was once the lavish summer home of the powerful Vanderbilt family. Today, the well-maintained property is a National Historic La
Tours from $6
  • ©
4.9
Duration: 160 to 180 minutes
For ages 5 and up, this approx 3-hour tour is our 90 minute narrated overview Newport Mansions Trolley Tour PLUS a 90-minute tour ticket for admission inside the Vanderbilt Breaker's Mansion (total approx 3 hrs).After boarding our luxurious and comfortable trolley at Bus Platform #2 of the Newport Transit Center, your driver starts the tour with a brief history of Colonial-era downtown and explains the Gilded Era history and events that occurred over the centuries. Then you will experience breath-taking views of scenic Ocean Drive prior to seeing the strip of mansions lining Bellevue Ave. Along the route, movie and TV sets will come to life, such as HBOs The Gilded Age, Hocus Pocus 2, the Great Gatsby, Amistad, True Lies, and a dozen more.Today's happenings are also thoroughly covered such as the best dining spots, boat tours, and other fun activities. Your tour guide will detail the best way to navigate this bustling city as well as explain the Cliff Walk attractions.
Book on Viator from $46
Rosecliff , Newport
4.3
Having served as a setting in films like "High Society" and "The Great Gatsby," Rosecliff stands out among the opulent mansions of Newport. T
Tours from $6
The Elms , Newport
4.8
A French-style mansion, The Elms represents the former summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind. The construction of the house
Tours from $10

Recommended Newport tours

Trip Planner USA  /  Rhode Island  /  Newport  /  Things to do in Newport

Newport

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Scenic Drive
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history. Founded in 1639, the city has an impressive collection of historical buildings alongside its stunning shoreline scenery. It is home to one of the highest concentrations of colonial homes in the nation and has three National Historic Landmark Districts. Around the turn of the 20th century, the city served as a summer retreat for wealthy families, such as the Astors and Vanderbilts, and today on of the top things to do in Newport is to explore their luxurious Gilded Age mansions. Considered America’s sailing capital, the city’s harbors are always bustling with activity. Newport has a close and enduring relationship with the United States Navy, and hosts a number of significant Naval institutions. Plan the details of your Newport holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use United States driving holiday planner.

Plan your trip to Newport

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Newport

There is a wide array of hotels situated in and around Newport’s center, providing easy access to the city’s restaurants and nightlife. The area’s five-star hotels provide the sort of luxury Newport’s famous 20th-century vacationers were accustomed to, complete with sumptuous restaurants and ocean views for you to enjoy while on holiday. Bed and breakfasts are often a more budget-friendly option, and the city boasts many charming ones in the center and outskirts of town.
20 million rooms are at your fingertips!
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close