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top 10 things to do in newport, rhode island

We’ve rounded up favorite things to do while visiting Newport and our coastal communities. Don’t just take our word for it – our visitors share some of their best Classic Coast moments.

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CLIFF WALK

Newport’s enchanting 3.5-mile Cliff Walk is the perfect place for your moment of peace. Panoramic ocean views, crashing waves and the perfect amount of sea breeze on one side and stunning, Gilded Age mansions on the other.

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MANSIONS

During the Gilded Age, America’s wealthiest families flocked to the City by the Sea and its surrounding areas; making the area their summertime playground. The meticulous preservation of more than a dozen of these homes gives us intimate access to the artistry.

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WINERIES + BREWERIES

Vineyards set on acres of truly breathtaking conserved land along with spirited new breweries and distilleries are fast becoming an integral part of our coastal landscape.

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BEACHES

There’s a feeling you get when you step foot on these beaches. The warmth of the sand. The Atlantic drying on your skin. The perfect amount of sunshine and sea breeze. It’s where relief and invigoration meet, and it’s completely classic.

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OCEAN DRIVE

Our 10-mile coastal drive in Newport is a must-see! Drive or bike your way around the winding path to experience our scenic coastline and beautiful parks.

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EAT LOCAL

New innovative chef-owned restaurants up and down the Classic Coast are joining nationally acclaimed establishments, classic lobster shacks, and hip budget-friendly hangouts, to create a delicious array of options for every taste.

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MUSIC FESTIVALS

Dylan doesn’t go electric every day (Newport ‘65 Folk Festival) but chances are somebody is plugging in or stepping up to the mic on any given day here on The Classic Coast.

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FORT ADAMS

Situated at the mouth of the Newport Harbor, Fort Adams State Park offers an exceptional panoramic view of both Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. The park offers a wide range of activities including salt water bathing, fishing, boating, soccer, rugby.

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INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME

As part of the global tennis community the International Tennis Hall of Fame is committed to preserving tennis history, celebrating its champions, and educating and inspiring a worldwide audience.

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NEWPORT ART MUSEUM

The Newport Art Museum was founded in 1912 on the belief that arts and culture have the power to bring diverse groups of individuals together, which ultimately promotes civic engagement and strengthens the social fabric of our communities.