Stunning scenery is synonymous with Newport. From scenic trails and miles of unspoiled coastline to bustling wharves and buildings steeped in historic charm, Newport boasts some of the most picturesque sights in the world. There's #NoFilterNeeded for these scenic spots just begging to be captured.
THE NEWPORT BRIDGE
The Newport Bridge is so Instafamous that it has developed it's own hashtag and is now warmly regarded as #ThatNPTBridge. Day or night, from Newport (Pro tip: the Van Zandt Pier is perfect for an up close and personal shot), from Jamestown, by boat, by helicopter, from near, from afar -- it doesn't matter; a photo of this 50 year old bridge will blow all your Instagram competition out of the water, literally.
Located at the southernmost tip of Conanicut Island in neighboring Jamestown, Beavertail Lighthouse boats panoramic views of Narragansett Bay. Built in 1753, this historic beauty is the third oldest lighthouse in North America. The light provides navigation for boats and ships entering Narragansett Bay in the East Passage between Conanicut Island and Newport.
COLT STATE PARK
Tucked away in the quaint town of Bristol, Colt State Park is often referred to as the "gem" of the state park system. Stone walls, curving drives along one of the states most spectacular shorelines and 464 acres of sprawling lawns come together to create the most worthy of Instagram sights.
THE CLIFF WALK
There's a reason people travel from all over to experience Newport's 3.5-mile Cliff Walk. It's where the serenity of salt air and the familiar sound of crashing waves collides with the awe of Gilded Age architecture. It's unlike anything else in the world, trust us.
FORT WETHERILL STATE PARK
Once occupied as a coastal defense battery and training camp during the American Revolution, Fort Wetherill in Jamestown sits atop 100-foot-high granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park with unparalleled views of Narragansett Bay. Perfect for reveling in a famous NPT sunrise.
Pro tip: Looking for a little bit of grunge? The physical fort is somewhat of a graffiti masterpiece.
CASTLE HILL LIGHTHOUSE
This granite tower was first lit in 1890 and is, some might say (or at least we do) the Taj Mahal of Newport. Standing 34-feet tall and overlooking Narragansett Bay with views of the bridge in the distance, this (slightly hidden) gem is waiting to be the envy of your followers.
Think: 10 miles of commanding coastline meets one winding road. Start your journey just off historic Bellevue Avenue and continue along the drive for an undeniably tranquil and photogenic journey.
INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME
Built in 1880, the International Tennis Hall of Fame is more than just a historic site that's easy on the eyes. Outside, you'll find grass tennis courts (some of the only in the country) surrounded by Victorian-single style architecture. It's purely dreamy, to say the least.
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