getting here

Our destination is conveniently located in the heart of New England. Visit us by car, train, bus or boat.

We’re accessible from all major public transportation hubs in the region, including Boston and New York which we are conveniently sandwiched between. Once you arrive, our downtown is best discovered on foot.

Download our official Discover Newport map.


Throughout the city you’ll find a mix of public parking lot, private parking lots, “pay and display” parking lots, metered parking (most meters take credit cards) and if you’re lucky, a few select free parking zones. Here’s your complete guide to parking locations, costs and restrictions


For handicapped accessible information within the state of Rhode Island, visit


A seasonal convenient and luxurious way to get to Newport from Providence. The Newport & Providence Ferry is a quick 1-hour ferry ride filled with 360-views and full-service amenities. For more information, visit


Jamestown Newport Ferry offers Hop-On Hop-Off service to and from Jamestown. The Hop-On Hop-Off has five stops which include Jamestown, Rose Island Lighthouse and Newport's Fort Adams, Ann Street Pier and Perrotti Park. For more information, visit


Kingston, RI (KIN): Connections to Newport, RI: Van, car and ride share service is available to Newport, RI. In addition, RIPTA Bus #64 connects directly to downtown Newport (note: there is no service on Sundays or holidays.) 

Providence, RI (PVD): Complimentary shuttle bus service between the Providence train station, convention center, downtown, and the Providence to Newport ferry terminal, open seasonally, when booking Amtrak directly to Newport, RI.

Once you’ve had your fill of the city, trade the excitement and buzz for sea breeze and serenity in our coastal enclave.

  • Boston, MA: 70 miles
  • Concord, NH: 149 miles
  • Hartford CT: 100 miles
  • New York City: 175 miles
  • Montpelier, VT: 261 miles
  • Philadelphia, PA: 275 miles
  • Portland, ME: 178 miles
  • Washington, DC: 403 miles

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Newport Aerial Sunset

our coastal community

The Classic Coast is made up of nine connected coastal towns. They all share a rich and well-preserved New England history along with an indelible spirit of artistry, hard work, and ambition that's simply, classic.

Newport Aerial Sunset


Founded in 1639, Newport, Rhode Island is considered to be the shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. A haven for religious dissenters, a critical Colonial Era port city, a thriving artists’ colony, a summer playground for America’s barons of industry during the Gilded Age, home to the U.S. Naval War College and known as America’s First Resort, Newport is a destination like none other.

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Jamestown RI Beavertail Lighthouse


Jamestown was incorporated in 1678 as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and transferred to Rhode Island in 1746. Today, Jamestown is a peaceful coastal gem with historic farms, stunning parks, award-winning restaurants, and locally owned shops and art galleries offering a serene atmosphere.

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Bristol Aerial 2019


Created in 1685, Bristol embraces its three centuries of rich history which includes being the site of a landmark battle, as a sailing and shipbuilding hub, a critical Colonial Era port and all the while continuing to have the distinction of hosting the oldest, continuous Fourth of July Celebration in America.

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Second Beach Summer


By our destination’s standards, Middletown was a late bloomer, incorporated in 1743. Just as its name suggests, Middletown is in the “middle” of Aquidneck Island in Newport County, bookended by Portsmouth to the north and Newport to the south.

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Rail Explorers Portsmouth RI


Founded in 1638 by Anne Hutchinson and two other dissenters of the original Boston Colony, Portsmouth is home to many historic sites, public golf courses, marinas, antique shops and more. Portsmouth also encompasses four islands: Prudence Island, Patience Island, Hope Island, and Hog Island.

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Tiverton Harbor Fall


Tiverton was incorporated in 1694 and today, this coastal community seamlessly blends outdoor beauty with cultural pleasures. The town is home to one-of-a-kind quaint locally owned boutiques and eateries, many nestled in historic Tiverton Four Corners, a quaint New England village of 18th century buildings.

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Goosewing Beach Little Compton

little compton

In 1682, the town of Little Compton was incorporated by the Plymouth Colony, which was the first permanent European settlement in New England founded by English Pilgrims. It became part of Rhode Island in 1747 and today is home to the Ocean State’s only official “town common,” listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Warren RI Bike Path Aerial


Settled in 1653 as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Warren's working waterfront is one of the oldest in New England with more than 16 miles of shoreline, multiple marine-based industries, and a thriving downtown offering a host of local art and antique shops, waterfront restaurants and more.

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Barrington RI


Barrington boasts a long, rich history as members of the Mayflower party once called the coastal town home. More than half of the town’s square miles is water, so picturesque waterfront vistas are plenty.

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The Great Elephant Migration

The Great Elephant Migrations in Newport

Is there an elephant in the room? Well, how about 100 elephants on the Cliff Walk? For real. Over 100 life-size, wooden elephant structures overlooking the Atlantic to be exact.

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Rooftop Bars for Endless Summer

Whether you're looking for an elevated experience with chic ambiance and a killer view, or you're hoping to kick it back with some oysters and a cocktail, these rooftop bars have you covered.