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.

 

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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 First half hour - $2.00 First half hour free with validation from the Visitor Center. Each additional half hour - $1.50 Maximum per 24 hours - $24.50 (Customers without ticket pay max rate).Master & Visa Cards accepted Newport Residents: 3 hours free, once per day. 
Hours of Operation: Daily, 8am through 12am

 

Mary Street Lot 

Located between lower Mary Street and lower Church Street. Open May 1 through October 31. 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: 8am 12am Friday and Saturday: 8am 2am Restrooms close daily at 8pm

 

Touro Street Lot 

The Touro Parking Lot is accessible from Clarke Street and offers 32 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: 9am - 5pm

 

Long Wharf Lot 

The Long Wharf Parking lot is accessible from America's Cup Avenue, and, like Touro, is a small lot of thirty five 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 6pm daily.
 May 1 - October 31 Metered parking is in effect 9:00am through 9:00pm 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

 

FREE PARKING

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

 

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

The Residential Sticker Parking Program, in effect from Mat 1 through 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.