Things to Do in Newport

Things to Do in Newport, RI - Newport Attractions

Things to Do in Newport


Top Attractions in Newport



*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.

What travelers are saying

  • VanMoore67
    Sandwich, MA4 contributions
    Haven't seen opulence like this since I was at Hearst Castle in California as a kid. Well worth the admission price.
    Written January 2, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • MsDKinVA
    Catwalk79 contributions
    Beautiful walk for a chilly, sunny January day! This time of year there’s no leaves on trees or shrubs so you can see the mansions from the walk and have gorgeous ocean views. And of course - very few people.
    Written January 29, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • putmeinaplane
    usa17 contributions
    This was a highlight of the the VoiceMap audio tour. I so glad we took the tour or we would have missed this.
    The natural beauty of this place is a must see.
    This is an interesting contrast to the City of Newport and is just a mile or two from town.
    I believe this vista rivals the Cliff Walk.
    Written December 11, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • John41354
    Kinnelon, NJ188 contributions
    My wife and I visited the Elms, this was the third and last of the homes that were open at Christmas time. The Christmas decorations were quite elaborate but looking past them each room and the different kinds of wallcovering made this house very unique. The master bedroom with its painted murals was the highlight. The following room with the Oriental wallcoverings were quite spectacular.

    Make sure to download the Mansion's app and listen to the additional available stories to make your trip complete.
    Written December 31, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • OsawatomieMegieBrown
    Pennsylvania84 contributions
    What an experience to see these very old and unique Mansions that once housed some of the wealthiest Americans during their time. It was about an hour guided tour that allowed you to see the different architectures and beautiful artwork of the times. Be aware of the hours of operation as google says they are open however during winter months, they are only opened on Saturdays and Sundays. Call before if you want to do a self-guided tour vs guide tour. Overall, great way to experience old time Newport Rhode Island.
    Written January 15, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Barry N
    Coventry, RI3,460 contributions
    This is Tone group of homes you do not want to miss in Newport R.I. This is part of the history of not only R.I. but of this nation in the days when money was just being made by the millions by a few people.
    Written December 16, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Jake23
    New Jersey6,507 contributions
    Worth visiting to see the fort and the beautiful views of the sea and bridge. There is also a small cemetery honoring those who died in the USS Bennington explosion.
    Written November 12, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Corneliu A
    Montreal, Canada357 contributions
    Operated by the Newport Restoration Foundation, Rough Point may not be as popular as the Preservation Society Mansions, but it stands out in a unique and charming way.
    Home to solitary tobacco heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke, the property was tied up in litigation for a few years, then opened to the public in 2000.
    With hundreds of priceless antiques and famous paintings by Gainsborough, Van Dyck and Renoir, Rough Point holds a fascinating blend of grandeur and friendliness that other mansions lack.
    The story goes that Doris Duke, known for allowing her dogs to lounge on her priceless old furniture, reminded complaining staff that "they live here, you only work here".
    Newport Restoration Foundation has done a remarkable job of saving and restoring Rough Point. We met and spoke with passionate, dedicated, knowledgeable and inspiring volunteers during our tour. Hats off!
    The view from the grounds is extraordinary as is the history of Rough Point. Highly recommended.
    Written December 5, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Julia C
    3 contributions
    The guides for the museum are amazing. Fantastic. Learned not just about the synagogue but about the history of Newport. Put this on your list if you are a history buff. It's a wonderful tour.
    Written October 26, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • ROCruiser
    Claremont, CA4,616 contributions
    Busy part of town with lots of stores and restaurants. Liked the older feeling of the place, almost felt like we were in London somewhere.
    Written December 26, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Barry N
    Coventry, RI3,460 contributions
    Bellevue Ave. in Newport RI is a true Gem. With many shops with a large assortment of Items for sale From Clothing to Toys and just so much more. Tennis Hall of Fame,where you can play tennis on clay courts. Check with the office of course.
    Nice food stores and great restaurants are also here. Near a lot of the great homes you may want to visit from the Gilded Age. A nice place to walk with the family with parking on the street. Go further down the street and you will find outstanding shops that have great items you will not find anywhere else in the area. Most people just stop at the Main road. Keep going or you will miss a lot. The buildings in this area are truly old but in great condition. Private homes.
    Written December 16, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • bardgirl1
    New York City, NY1,500 contributions
    Rosecliff is small compared to the other major Newport mansions like The Breakers, Marble House and The Elms, "small" being relative, of course, but it's still worth going to if you have the time.

    Its' calling card is the massive Ballroom, where many of the greatest parties of the Gilded Age took place, which are still talked about today by fans of the era.
    Written December 13, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Jake23
    New Jersey6,507 contributions
    The Tennis Hall of Fame is a great deal of fun and worth seeing even if you are not a major fan. You can see the evolution of the game at the museum. The grounds are beautiful as well and worth walking through.
    Written November 12, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • ROCruiser
    Claremont, CA4,616 contributions
    Colorful and touristy part of town right by the tender pier. Fun to walk around and check out the stores and restaurants. Unfortunately, it started to rain on us so we had to rush back to the cruise ship.
    Written December 26, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • putmeinaplane
    usa17 contributions
    We would have missed this treat if it weren't for the VoiceMap Self- Guided Driving Audio Tour and I am so glad we didn't. We saw seals bobbing in the surf around the rocks. Get your camera ready!
    Written December 11, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Frequently Asked Questions about Newport





Newport Attractions Information

Attractions264
Attraction Reviews41,461
Attraction Photos22,487
Local TimeTuesday 1:01 PM