From some of the most historic sites in the country 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 The Classic Coast.

Feel free to park your ride in these lots, streets and somewhat secret spots, get out and enjoy the view. 

Here's everything you need to know.

 

PUBLIC PARKING LOTS

1 Newport Gateway Center Lot

23 America's Cup Avenue, Newport
The Gateway Center serves as Newport's main transportation hub, with buses and trolleys departing regularly. Park your car in the lot and get on a trolley to travel throughout town worry-free.

Note: The Newport Visitor Information Center has moved from 23 America's Cup Avenue to 21 Long Wharf Mall and is stocked with brochures on shopping, dining, events, things to do, maps and more. For hours and information, click here

The Gateway Parking Lot can accommodate only a limited number of recreational vehicles (RVs) and no vehicle over 24 feet long is permitted in the lot. Tall vehicles and vehicles with roof-carriers must use the Bolhouse St. entrance due to the height restrictions at the America’s Cup Ave. entrance.

Cost: 
  • November 1 - April 30: Free 
  • May 1 - October 31: $2 for the first half hour; $1.50 for each additional half hour. Maximum per day $24.50
  • Newport Residents: 3 hours free, once per day. (Resident Sticker required) 
     
​Hours of Operation:
  • Daily: 24 Hours, 7 Days/week

 

 

2 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, and operates on a Pay & Display system; pay at the display stations and place your receipt on the dashboard in your car. A public restroom is located in the lot and is open seasonally May 1 - October 31.

Cost: 
  • November 1 - April 30: Free 
  • May 1 - October 31: $3 per hour; $20 per day; $30 overnight (good until 9:00 AM the following day)
  • Newport Residents: Up to 3 hours free, once per day. (Residents with a valid Resident sticker must enter their license plate number in the pay station to receive up to 3 free hours of parking once per day)
     
Hours of Operation: 
  • May 1 - October 31: 24 hours; Restrooms close daily at 8:00 PM. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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3 Touro Street Lot

Entrance on Clarke Street
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 
  • Newport Residents: Up to 3 hours free, once per day. (Resident Sticker required) 

 

Hours of Operation: 
  • Daily: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM, 3 hour limit

 

 

4 Easton's Beach Lot

Easton's Beach, Memorial Boulevard
The Easton's Beach lot is accessible from Memorial Boulevard. Due to the pandemic, parking capacity is limited.

Cost:
  • Memorial Day - Labor Day: Residents Seasonal Parking passes: Residents $50 Seniors $30.  Non-Residents $15 per car weekdays. $25 per car weekends and holidays

 

Hours of Operation:
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Memorial - Labor Day

 

 

5 Long Wharf Lot

Accessible from America's Cup Avenue
Not to be confused with the Private Parking lot at Long Wharf Mall, the public Long Wharf parking lot is accessible from America's Cup Avenue on Long Wharf, 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: 
  • 24 hours, 9 hour limit

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pay-By-Plate Parking

New this season: As of May 1st, 2022 the City of Newport will be changing the parking meter program by introducing a pay-by-plate parking system. This system will eliminate the single space meters and introduce a new, more efficient system for both the visitor and city. Visitors will be able to use a large on-site kiosks to purchase parking, or use the Passport Parking App on their smartphones (more info on that below.)  Full details on the changes can be found here

  • November 1 - April 30: No fee for parking, but a 3 hour limit is in effect until 6:00 PM daily.
  • May 1 - October 31: Pay-by-plate is in effect 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM daily. 
     
Cost: 
  • Downtown: $1.25 per hour, 3-hour limit, Narragansett Ave., pay by plate 4 hour limit.
  • Beach on Memorial Blvd: $2 per hour, 3-hour limit 

 

PASSPORT PARKING APP

Simply park where you see PassportParking signs & decals, pay for your parking session from your phone, and be on your way. With the Passport Parking App, you will get notifications of time expiring and have the ability to extend parking from the convenience of you phone. 

How do I pay for parking with PassportParking?
  1. Download the PassportParking app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  2. ​Create an account with your cell phone number.
  3. Park anywhere you see PassportParking app signs & decals.
  4. Enter your license plate and length of stay.
  5. Pay for your parking session from your phone. Extend your time remotely if you’d like to stay extra!

 

PARKING AT CLIFF WALK

Parking for Cliff Walk and Forty Steps is located at the end of Narragansett Avenue with a pay-by-plate parking meter. The Pay Station is located next to the restrooms. Metered Parking is in effect from 9 AM – 9 PM and is $1.25 an hour with a 4-hour limit. Enter your license plate number and make your payment—there's no need to put a receipt on your dashboard. Machine accepts credit cards, dollars and coins. Restrooms are open daily from 8 AM - 7 PM.

*Please note due to structural damage to a section of the Cliff Walk, detours will be in place between Narragansett Avenue and Webster Street for the foreseeable future. The remainder of the walk will be open for all those walkers who make use of this iconic coastal trail. When parking on Narragansett Avenue, please follow the Cliff Walk to the left, towards Easton's Beach, for a detour-free walking path. 

 

HANDICAP PARKING

Handicap parking is free in designated handicap spaces on public streets. The meters do not need to be fed and parking stickers are not required.

 

 

FREE PARKING

Various locations throughout the city exist without metered parking, including Spring Street (one block up from Thames Street), Broadway, and Wellington Avenue located on lower Thames. 

Note: Due to COVID-19, limited parking is available on Broadway, as many of the parking spaces in front of restaurants have been transformed into outdoor dining areas.

 

 

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.

 

 

Free “Hop-On Hop-Off” Trolley

WHAT: The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority launched a free “Hop-On Hop-Off” bus service promotion in Newport beginning May 27. The service offers transportation around Newport to tourist destinations and beaches. This includes all service on Route 67 (Bellevue/Salve Regina Univ.) and Route 68 (Middletown/Newport Beach Shuttle). The service will be free through Monday, Oct. 31, 2022.

COST: Free. Park at the Newport Transportation Center. Go inside the bus terminal and get a trolley voucher between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Parking with voucher will cost $2.

WHEN: Route 67 runs May 27 - Oct. 31, 2022. Route 68 runs June 18, 2022 through Oct. 31, 2022. For the route's schedule, please visit RIPTA.com


ROUTES

Route 67 (Bellevue/Salve Regina Univ.) Passengers can ride Route 67 to popular attractions such as the Newport Mansions, Cliff Walk, Audrain Automobile Museum, International Tennis Hall of Fame and more.

Route 68 – The new route will connect neighborhoods in the north end of Newport to local beaches. 

 

MORE INFORMATION

Passengers can hop on and off at RIPTA bus stops along the route. Schedules will be available online and at the Newport Visitor Information Center located at 21 Long Wharf Mall. For more information visit RIPTA.com or call 401-781-9400. Detailed Route 67 schedule at RIPTA.com/route/ 67

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