Did you know Newport was named the best walking city in the US by Conde Nast Traveler? From historic sites to panoramic ocean views and architecture that will absolutely take your breath away, you're going to want to get up close and personal with our City by the Sea. Feel free to park your ride in these lots, streets and secret spots, get out and enjoy the view. Here's everything you need to know.

 

 

PARKING LOTS

NEWPORT GATEWAY CENTER LOT

23 America's Cup Avenue, Newport RI
The Gateway Center serves as Newport's main transportation hub, with buses and trolleys departing regularly. Park your car and get on a trolley to travel throughout town worry-free. Added bonus: The Newport Visitor Center is located just inside with experts waiting to answer your questions on everything Newport County -- where to eat and stay, what tours to take, which events to attend and more. 
 

Cost: 
  • November 1 - April 30: Free 
  • May 1 - October 31: The Newport Gateway Center is currently undergoing construction to reveal a brand new campus complete with  raised roofline cupolas, pedestrian safety features, improved signage and a taxi waiting, and environmentally sustainable elements such as a “rain garden” to help collect storm water onsite and improve drainage. The new Gateway Center Lot will feature a pay and display system, however until the project is complete, visitors will pay $10 upon entrance into the lot. 
  • Newport Residents: 3 hours free, once per day. 
 
​Hours of Operation:
  • Daily: 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM

 

 

MARY STREET LOT 

Located between lower Mary Street and lower Church Street.
The Mary Street lot offers more than 100 parking spaces, plus a public restroom open daily in season. 


Cost: 
  • November 1 - April 30: Free 
  • May 1 - October 31: First half hour: $2.00. Each additional half hour: $1.50. Maximum per 24 hours: $24.50.
  • Newport Residents: 3 hours free, once per day. (Resident Sticker is required) 
     
Hours of Operation: 
  • Sunday through Thursday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Friday and Saturday: 8:00 AM -  2:00 AM. Restrooms close daily at 8:00 PM

 

Downtown Newport

 

EASTON'S BEACH LOT

The Easton's Beach Lot is accessible from Memorial Boulevard. Seasonal parking passes are available to both Newport residents and non-residents for a fee at City Hall.

 

Cost: 
  • Memorial Day - September 1: $10 per car, weekdays. $20 per car weekends and holidays.

 

Hours of Operation:
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

 

Amica Marathon

 

TOURO STREET LOT

The Touro Street parking lot is accessible from Clarke Street and offers 30 available spaces. Parking is limited to three hours. The lot runs on a Pay & Display parking meter which accepts coins, bills and credit cards. Simply select the number of hours you will be parked, make your payment and then place the receipt on your dashboard. 
 

Cost: 
  • November 1 - April 30: Free 
  • May 1 - October 31: $1.25 per hour 
     
Hours of Operation: 
  • Daily: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

 

LONG WHARF LOT

The Long Wharf parking lot is accessible from America's Cup Avenue, and, like Touro, is a small lot of approximately thirty spaces. Parking is available for a maximum of nine hours per day. Payment is operated by a Pay & Display machine, which accepts coins, bills and credit cards. Simply select the number of hours you will be parked, make your payment and then place the receipt on your dashboard.
 

Cost: 
  • November 1 - April 30: Free 
  • May 1 - October 31: $1.25 per hour
     
Hours of Operation: 
  • Daily: 24 hours

 

METERED PARKING

  • November 1 - April 30: No fee for parking at meters, but a 3 hour limit is in effect until 6:00 PM daily.
  • May 1 - October 31: Metered parking is in effect 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM daily. 
     
Cost: 
  • Downtown Meters: $1.25 per hour, 3 hour limit
  • Beach Meters on Memorial Blvd: $2 per hour, 3 hour limit 

 

Note: all meters accept coins or credit cards

 

Downtown

 

FREE PARKING

Various locations throughout town exist without meter parking, including Spring Street, one block up from Thames Street, Broadway and Wellington Avenue, located on lower Thames. 

 

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

The Residential Sticker Parking Program, in effect from May 1 - October 1, designates specific streets as Residential Sticker Parking streets which means that parking is restricted only to vehicles displaying a residential parking permit. Keep an eye out for signs on the streets where these restrictions are enforced as the rules vary from street to street.