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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.
Trail
“Must visit. Located in Newport next to historic mansions. About a 60 minute drive from Providence.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Multiple bars and dining levels, each with their own vibe. The food is great too. Don’t miss the original Newport disco, the ‘Boom Boom Room’ in the basement!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Narragansett Bay views sweeten the deal at this upscale seafood destination with outdoor dining. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Pub
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“Surf 'n' turf, a large raw bar & cocktails offered in an airy, high-ceilinged space with 2 decks. Love their raw bar!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Nature
“If you’re trying a beach in Newport, go to Second Beach, but Easton’s has a fun carousel and boardwalk to stroll. It also has a small aquarium that’s fun for kids. Best part is it’s across from Flo’s clamshack...”
  • 19 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Another quick grocery store option, depending on time of day...I tend to stick to Middletown for my shopping during busy season!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great walk along the ocean and see the Newport mansions from a different view”
  • 33 locals recommend
Entertainment
“uring the Gilded Age, America’s wealthiest families flocked to the City by the Sea and its surrounding areas; making the area their summertime playground. The meticulous preservation of more than a dozen of these homes gives us intimate access to the artistry, personality, and complex culture that went into these colossal time capsules. All that being said, simply having access to and enjoying the breathtaking grounds and cliffside vantage points of these homes is a treasure we cherish.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“This is an old movie theater that offers great movies. You can purchase wine, chocolate and a variety of treats to enjoy the film with. Tickets are 10.00 and you will feel like you stepped back in time.”
  • 19 locals recommend
History Museum
“The mansions give a view into the history of Newport, the United States, and the rich & famous.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Founded in 1912, the Newport Art Museum is one of the oldest continuously operating and most highly regarded art museums and schools of its kind in the country.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Best Mexican Food EVER!! You need to try the Sticky Ribs (addictive) - and the Avocado Fries !!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Museum
“As part of the global tennis community the International Tennis Hall of Fame is committed to preserving tennis history, celebrating its champions, and educating and inspiring a worldwide audience.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Just a short walk down Broadway. A fun menu. Be sure to walk to the rear and outdoor dining area.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food and large beer selection on draft. Food is inexpensive but really good! Seating can be tight but it is part of the charm. Good place to watch sports.”
  • 24 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Multiple bars and dining levels, each with their own vibe. The food is great too. Don’t miss the original Newport disco, the ‘Boom Boom Room’ in the basement!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Pub
“Surf 'n' turf, a large raw bar & cocktails offered in an airy, high-ceilinged space with 2 decks. Love their raw bar!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Narragansett Bay views sweeten the deal at this upscale seafood destination with outdoor dining. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great walk along the ocean and see the Newport mansions from a different view”
  • 33 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Best Mexican Food EVER!! You need to try the Sticky Ribs (addictive) - and the Avocado Fries !!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Just a short walk down Broadway. A fun menu. Be sure to walk to the rear and outdoor dining area.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Lodging
“Great restaurant with spectacular views! Best in spring/summer/fall to sit on lawn for a cocktail or meal! Pricey, but special.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food and large beer selection on draft. Food is inexpensive but really good! Seating can be tight but it is part of the charm. Good place to watch sports.”
  • 24 locals recommend

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