Newport is known as the "City by the Sea," and "America's First Resort."
The following highlight some of the many attractions available. There's a lot to see and do in Newport, Rhode Island! The link following each entry will take you to that attraction's web site.
United States Naval War College:
Housed in the original College building, the US Naval War College Museum showcases the history of Naval Warfare from our country's beginning, with a focus on Narragansett Bay. Tours are available with a day's notice starting at 10am (weekdays) or 12am (weekends) and ending at 4pm. http://www.usnwc.edu/
Newport and Bristol County Visitor's Center:
The Newport and Bristol County Convention and Visitor's Bureau has information on all activities pertinent to the area, and is a source of tickets for most of Newport's attractions. GoNewport.com
Bowen's and Bannister's Wharves have an assortment of boutique shops and high-end restaurants. Many of the Harbor Tours leave from this area as well. Along with Thames St, this is the shopping district of Newport.
Cliff Walk / Easton's Beach:
The Cliff Walk is a 3.1 mile walking path that is bordered on one side by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the other by Newport's Mansions and Salve Regina University, as well as Doris Duke's Rough Point at the end. Easton's beach is Newport's major ocean beach area, and has parking, changing rooms, cabanas, a restaurant, and an Aquarium, as well as various activities for kids. CliffWalk.com EastonsBeach.com
Fort Adams was established in 1799, and was active until 1965, when it was decommissioned, and now serves as a park and recreation area, as well as offering various tours through restored areas of the original fort. It is home to many festival activities, and major events such as the Jazz and Folk festivals, which take place on its lawns. FortAdams.org
Newport Preservation Society Mansions
The Breakers, summer home to the Vanderbilts, is only one of many Newport Preservation Society mansions open to the public year round. Other mansions include Rosecliffe (where The Great Gatsby and True Lies were filmed, and the home of the Newport Flower Show), the Elms and its recently restored sunken gardens, and Chateau Sur Mer and Marble House. Guests of the Victoria Skylar can take advantage of special reduced rates for tour and event tickets. NewportMansions.org
The estate of heiress Doris Duke. It has been preserved exactly as she left it by the Newport Restoration Foundation, which she founded to help preserve many of the architecturally significant homes in Newport, such as the Fishing Village. The home is open from April to October for tours. Guests of the Victoria Skylar can take advantage of
special reduced rates for tours. NewportRestoration.org
Newport Grand Casino:
Newport Grand is home to hundreds of slot machines, as well as recently added electronic dealers for Blackjack. The casino is also home to a catered restaurant. Smokings/Non-Smoking sections available. NewportGrand.com
The International Tennis Hall of Fame:
Discover the history of tennis, and the fascinating stories of its legendary stars. Experience the interactive museum, play on grass courts, and enjoy the stately architecture of this National Historic Landmark.The Victoria Skylar offers several event packages and tickets, which will be available to guests for the following events: Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships (7/4-7/10), Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, as well as other events. Tour tickets can be purchased daily. Also, Museum members staying at the Victoria Skylar receive an additional 10% (1 night) or 20% (2 nights or more) discount for their stay. TennisFame.com