Things to Do
Get swept away by the opulence of the Gilded Age at The Elms, the “summer cottage” built for coal magnate Edward J. Berwind. Hear fascinating stories about “the house that ran by magic” until the 1960s and see the Conservatory, where Julia Berwind and her guests enjoyed White Lady cocktails during bridge games.
Gansett Cruises offers one and a half hour narrated harbor boat tours and sunset cruises on Narragansett Bay. Cruise in comfort as you enjoy a scenic tour of Newport and Jamestown. Complimentary Rhode Island specialties and cash bar with a selection of wine, beer, and signature cocktails. This summer Gansett Cruises is celebrating 10 years on the water!
Situated on 75 acres of historically preserved farmland, Newport Vineyards prides itself on the marriage of locally-sourced food with estate-grown wines and fresh hop-forward beer from their on-premise Taproot Brewing Company. Tour, taste, then dine for lunch at Taproot or for dinner at Brix Restaurant, all overlooking the vineyards.
Rough Point is a mansion and a museum with an extensive collection of fine and decorative arts and a sprawling historic landscape with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The property is experienced today largely as it was lived in during the lifetime of its most famous owner, the heiress, philanthropist, and preservationist Doris Duke.
History Starts Here at the Museum of Newport History & Shop. Visit the exhibits for an overview of Newport’s history or take one of our many walking tours that thematically explore the city. Shop unique and inclusive merchandise, from souvenirs to endlessly interesting cards and gifts.
Visit ShopNewportHistory.com and NewportHistoryTours.org
The Audrain Auto Museum is an organization dedicated to celebrating the history and culture of the automobile. They produce quality digital programs to share unique conversations, information, and history from all corners of the automotive world.
From its founding as a settlement for religious outcasts through the rise and fall of the colonial trade economy and up to its present as a premiere tourist destination, Newport’s varied history can be traced through the items of silver prized by its residents. We welcome you to explore this exhibit to learn more about silver as a reflection of Newport’s past.
This exhibit is free and open to the public.
International Tennis Hall of Fame
Hosted on the historic grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the Infosys Hall of Fame Open is the only ATP Tour event played in the Northeast and the only pro tournament played on grass courts in North and South America and will be held July 17-23, 2023.
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.
Enjoy artworks from the permanent collection, rotating exhibitions that showcase contemporary artists from around the world, dynamic public programs, performances and films, and art education in the Museum School.
Newport's number one spot for all of your rental needs. We feature the largest and newest fleet of Scoot Coupes, Yamaha Zuma Scooters, Giant Bicycles, and the all-new Polaris Slingshot. Locally owned and operated, we provide superior knowledge of the area to make the most of your Newport experience.
The JPT is a world-class art house cinema located in Washington Square in the historic center of Newport, RI. The JPT does not just show films but creates experiences. In addition to screening films on a daily basis, the theater also hosts live music, parties and performances.
No matter the season, we've got you covered with the best views of the area. We can handle all special events from checking out the latest snowfall to foliage tours, and we can even transport you to your wedding ceremony or venue!