They say every day you should do something for the first time. When you visit Newport, your possibilities are truly endless. Whether you're looking for a day of family-fun adventures or a romantic escape for two by the sea, this small but fierce coastal haven has just what you need.
Savor classic New England flavors at a number of award-winning eateries, experience life in the Gilded Age when you visit the summer "cottages" (you know, those opulent, seaside mansions) of America's wealthiest families, or wander the 3.5-mile cliff walk for one of the most scenic walks of your life, guaranteed.
The perfect-for-you journey awaits just over the bridge.
One of Newport's most famed attractions, Cliff Walk affords breathtaking scenery with 3.5 miles of rocky coastline and crashing waves on one side, and stunning Gilded Age mansions on the other. It's unlike anything else in the world.
Think: 10 miles of breathtaking coastline meets one winding road. Start your journey just off of historic Bellevue Avenue and continue traveling for a serene journey. Along the way, park the car at Brenton Point State Park to admire the scenery. Warning: May cause severe relaxation.
INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME
Step foot on the historic grass courts at the International Tennis Hall of Fame where legends have played. Wander inside the museum where nearly 2,000 objects are displayed from the International Tennis Hall of Fame's collection of more than 25,000 tennis artifacts. Experience interactive exhibits, test your knowledge of the sport on a five-foot touch table, and get up close to tennis legend Roger Federer's hologram. You don't have to be a tennis lover to be blown away.
REDWOOD LIBRARY & ATHENAEUM
History hides behind every corner here. Take a stroll down Bellevue Avenue past Redwood Library, established in 1747 and the oldest lending library in continuous operation in the country. During the Revolutionary War, the library served as an officer’s club for the occupying army.
Newport Vineyards boasts an extensive vineyard, a 100% from-scratch menu at Brix Restaurant overlooking the vineyard and barrels, an extensive tasting room, and a newly opened brewery all on their 60-acres of land in Middletown. Savor locally crafted beer and wine, plus live music on the weekends.
The largest, most sophisticated fortress in the country, Fort Adams is nestled in Fort Adams State Park, offering panoramic views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. View the quarters where officers lived, ascend to the scenic overlook for aerial views of the harbor, or explore the underground network of tunnels buried deep beneath the Fortress’s defenses.
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A bowl of killer clam chowder after a day in the sun. A platter of oysters hauled from local waters. Catch of the day served over a menagerie of fresh, straight-from-the-farm offerings. Our Classic Coast is nothing if not a culinary oasis.
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