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Things to do in Newport

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Music Venue
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“Lively venue, offering dinner! Great bands, most have a cover charge. Be sure to visit their website to see who's playing and what the cover charge is. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Library
“Oldest lending library in America, founded in 1747. It’s a great place to think and read. At the 1747 Store, anything from an old design hardcover to an esoteric history book can be bought for as little as 50 cents.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Amazing Italian, Large portion (recommend you split entre) Good for Family ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Beach
“A famous Newport Beach that is also known as First Beach. The complex features much more than just a beach.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Located on Broadway. A great place to have a drink. Outside seating available as well. Most restaurants on Broadway are also a fun place to hang out and have cocktails at night.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“In the mood for some quick burgers!? Mission has a variety for everyone to enjoy”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Noreys is a Newport favorite. Great craft beers, a stellar wine list, and the wings are fantastic!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The mansions really are so amazing! Buy a pass and visit them all and then also with the kids visit the Green Animals Topiary in Portsmouth! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
  • 1 local recommends
Historic Site
“The mansion that started it all for the Newport Preservation Society! My personal favorite, open year-round. The unique Servant Life Tour is a different look at a mansion, too, if you have already done a traditional mansion tour.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This outstanding restaurant is owned by a husband and wife team. The seafood and service is spectacular, and it is located on Thames Street just a short walk from our Newport Harbor location.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Hotel
“Great rooftop bar/restaurant...on a clear night you can see the whole Newport Harbor”
  • 8 locals recommend
Synagogue
“Touro Synagogue, a building of exquisite beauty and design, steeped in history and ideals, and one of the most historically significant Jewish buildings in America, was designated a National Historic Site in 1946. Dedicated in 1763, it still serves an active congregation and each year greets over 30,000 visitors who come to see the magnificent interior and hear its remarkable story. This remarkable building is located just across the street from our Historic Newport location.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
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“This is probably the most popular local bar in town. Always busy on weekend nights. There is an outdoor section with ping-pong and pool tables, that gets pretty lively. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Spa
“If you are coming to Newport to relax and particularly if it’s a romantic visit, this is a must but book in advance.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“It’s not that we return here because the food is outstanding, but the volume and location make it an easy stop with kids. Also located on Thames (about half way down), you’re in the heart of it all. ”
  • 12 locals recommend