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View from Ocean Drive in Newport, Rhode Island

Here’s your to-do list for Newport, Rhode Island

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posted October 14, 2019

Newport, Rhode Island, is known as the sailing capital of the world, and the city offers outstanding seafood and rich Colonial history. Here are some highlights travelers shouldn’t miss when visiting the area:

Cliff Walk
Take this 3.5-mile walk to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of rocky coastline and crashing waves on one side, and stunning Gilded Age mansions on the other.

Ocean Drive
Take a 10-mile drive on this winding road along the breathtaking coastline, and make sure to stop at Brenton Point State Park to admire the scenery.

International Tennis Hall of Fame
The museum contains nearly 2,000 tennis artifacts, and visitors can step on the actual grass courts where the legends of the sport have played. Experience interactive exhibits and test your knowledge of the sport. 

Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Established in 1747, this is the oldest lending library in continuous operation in the country. It served as an officer’s club for the occupying army during the Revolutionary War.

Newport Vineyards
Visit the vineyard, Brix Restaurant overlooking the vineyard, an extensive tasting room, and a brewery on 60 acres of land in Middletown. During the weekends, enjoy live music.

Fort Adams
Visit the largest fortress in the U.S. at Fort Adams State Park, which offers panoramic views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.

For more information, email Tim Walsh of Discover Newport or visit

Top photo: View from Ocean Drive
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