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Newport, RI Travel and Vacation Getaways

Newport, Rhode Island Attractions
Escape the fast paced city life and enjoy a vacation filled with unparalleled rest and relaxation. Newport, Rhode Island offers historic New England charm unlike any other, complete with picturesque wharfs and harbors, cobblestone streets and historic “Gilded Age” homes, mansions, lighthouses and forts. Here, American Maritime history comes to life. Sail the cool waters of the Narragansett Bay, or explore the miles of scenic coastlines in Newport.

Newport, Rhode Island Vacation Destination

Create the unforgettable New England getaway of your dreams with Wyndham ® Extra Holidays. Experience a yachting or boating adventure out on the bay, considered by many to be a citywide pastime. There are plenty of opportunities to get to know the Newport landscape and scenery with a journey down Ocean Drive and the Cliffwalk. Bellevue Avenue is the place to surround yourself with stunning mansions and homes built by the area's most prominent 20th-century families. Sports enthusiasts won't want to miss the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Turn to Newport Grand for all your casino gaming cravings, or America's Cup Charters for all your seafaring adventures. Fort Adams and the National Museum of American Illustration are just a few of the must-see attractions visitors will discover here in Newport. What's more, Newport is the perfect jumping off point for day trips to Providence, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Mystic, Connecticut and Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Newport, RI Travel Tips

  • Packing tip - As boating and yachting are a citywide pastime, make sure to pack a light sweater for those brisk ocean breezes. Newport is a casual coastal town, but don't forget to include evening wear for one of Newport's classy black tie events.
  • Best attractions/tourist spots - The Narragansett Bay is noted for its spectacular beauty as well as its premier sunset cruises and afternoon sailing. If you're feeling more geared towards mainland activities, a stroll along Bellevue Avenue and Thames Street reveals historic sites, restaurants and charming shops.
  • Great time of year to visit - Although summertime has always been Newport's top tourist season, many visitors are discovering Newport's beauty and charm in the off-season. Newport's wealth of historic architecture, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants make this East Coast town a popular year-round vacation destination.

Weather - Climate (average high temperature)

  • January: 38°F
  • February: 39°F
  • March: 46°F
  • April: 54°F
  • May: 63°F
  • June: 72°F
  • July: 78°F
  • August: 77°F
  • September: 71°F
  • October: 62°F
  • November: 52°F
  • December: 43°F

Nearby Cities/Towns

  • Boston, MA
  • Cape Cod, MA
  • Jamestown, RI
  • Nantucket, MA
  • Providence, RI
  • Wakefield, MA
  • Warwick, RI

Nearby Airports

  • T.F. Green Airport

Medical Facilities

  • Newport Hospital
  • South County Hospital
  • Kent County Memorial Hospital