Point Section of Newport, RI

Point Section of Newport, RI

Point Section of Newport, RI
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TomS0818
Middletown, RI1,004 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Solo
This is a beautiful section of Newport with a lot of colonial houses that are gorgeous. It is a great place to take a walk and view the Newport Harbor with all the boats. You can stop at two beautiful parks (Storer Park and Battery Park) on Washington Street and go into Newport Shipyard and look at all the magnificent yachts or get a bite to eat at Belle's Restaurant. The streets running North to South (First, Second, Third and Washington Streets) and the ones running East to West are named after trees of which the point section has many beautiful trees. Go from Washington Street and on to Long Warf at the State Fishing Pier and view the ida Lewis yacht club and the inner Newport Harbor and then end at the Long Warf Mall.
Written August 30, 2013
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rooman106
Newport, RI13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
Newport's architectual variety is amazing. This area contains many original Colonials -now restored..Make sure you go through the Hunter House & walk down to Battery Park esp at sunset.
Written March 9, 2014
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Vivian N
122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
As you walk the streets of the Point you are brought back in time. You can imagine the horses and buggies riding down the narrow streets where the houses sit tight together. The architecture is amazing and St John's Episcopal Church on Washington St is incredible. Washington, 2nd and 3rd Streets are the best streets in the Point. In mid June there is Secret Garden tour where you can go into the private back yards and see the displays of gorgeous gardens.
Written May 1, 2019
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Lee W
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is a relatively new and spotless hotel centrally located in Newport. It’s in the middle of everything in Newport. An easy walk to Bowen’s Wharf as well as those surrounding the harbor area with great views and various shopping opportunities. Restaurants are everywhere. That’s where we’ll stay our next trip.
Written October 4, 2018
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Everrob
Rhode Island62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Family
This is an area that you could walk through, or if you have a car can drive through. The houses and the architecture are great to see. Many of the houses have been saved by Doris Duke and her vision to retain the look of "old" Newport.
Written September 7, 2016
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Vivian N
122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
Of Newport. Stroll up and down the streets of this delightful part of town. History comes alive as you can imagine what life must have been back in the mid 1700's with horse and Buggies. The houses sit very tight together and many of them have historic plaques on them. Very close to the Bay so they are parks and public wharfs where you can get fantastic views of the Newport Bridge. The main streets are Third, Second and Washington and all the side streets are named after trees. You should definitely visit in June when they have the secret garden tours. Beautiful gardens behind these old homes which are not visible from the street. A pedicab is an easy and enjoyable way to spend some time going through the neighborhood.
Written July 30, 2016
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2streetr
Elizabethtown, PA245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
Excellent guided tour of historic Newport arranged by Silversea. Interesting and well-prepared guide. Harbor cruise by tender a treat.
Written November 7, 2015
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kcscout
Tucson, AZ43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
The oldest section of Newport, with most homes dating to the early and mid-1700s, meticulously restored and privately owned. A beautiful neighborhood to walk if you enjoy architecture and history.
Written August 25, 2022
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satking
Newport, RI163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Family
The Point area of Newport has the largest collection of true colonial homes in America. A beautiful walk for adults interested in this type of houses but not much for the younger ones.
Written March 5, 2017
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Giuseppe_Brown
Centennial, CO137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
I guess these mansions were referred to as "cottages" by their wealthy owners in the late 19th century, but they are fantastic to tour now. This was our first time to Newport and we did not schedule nearly enough time. We want to come back and spend 3 days, not just 3 hours. These huge estates are beautiful and we would have loved to read about each one, but alas we just didn't have the time. And, there are a few different shopping areas with cool little stores. This is a great place and we will be back with more time allotted.
Written October 21, 2015
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