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Ten Things To Do This Summer in Newport Rhode Island

Newport is a captivating coastal town with so many exciting activities and attractions to explore this summer, you’ll never run out of things to do.  There are historic landmarks, Gilded Age mansions, outdoor adventures, picturesque beaches, and so much more, Newport has something for everyone! Have an unforgettable summer experience filled with relaxation and adventure and experience and try one or more of these exciting ventures, making this summer season truly memorable.

Tour a Newport Mansion.

Newport is home to many remarkable homes with rich history. Take a tour to learn everything there is to know, walk around and marvel in the architecture and astonishing views.

Attend a Famous Newport Festival.

Experience world-class performances at the Newport Jazz festival and the Newport Folk Festival.

Take a stroll down Ocean Drive.

Known for its 10 miles of breathtaking views. Take a drive, walk, or bike down this road to see natural beauty and historic landmarks.

Shop, Eat, and Drink on Thames Street.

Located in the heart of downtown, Thames Street has stores and cafes for the daytime, and nightlife and entertainment for the late crowd. Also, access the water for boat tours, sailing, or just take in the views!

Take a Cliff Walk.

This 3.5 mile iconic coastal trail offers serene views of the ocean, as well as the extraordinary mansions.

Discover a world of creativity at the Newport Art Museum.

This vibrant cultural institution is a National Historic Landmark that houses collections from around the world.

Take a Beach Day.

Enjoy a dip in the water or soak up the sun in a beach chair. Newport beaches are known for their clear, blue water and soft, white sand.

Take a Boat Tour around Narragansett Bay.

Cruise along the coast and enjoy Newport’s maritime beauty on a sightseeing tour, or enjoy the views while casting your worries away on a fishing boat.

Take part in Newport Pride.

Join in on the festivities at the end of June where there will be a parade, festival, parties, educational events, advocacy, activism, and much more.

Try a New Restaurant.

Root on Broadway is a vegan restaurant serving plant-based meals. Bouchard Restaurant and Inn serves an elegant French cuisine. Stonearce Brasserie provides a farm-to-table model focusing on locally sourced and seasonal foods.