Best Attractions & Activities

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Newport to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.

Cliff Walk


This lovely walk leads you on a tour that rims the southern edge of the city. Walking along the 3.5 mile length of this elevated path, you'll get the chance to see the many mansions that define Newport as well as outstanding views of the harbor....  Read More

Tennis Hall of Fame


Whether you play tennis or not, you're sure to enjoy a stop at the Tennis Hall of Fame. In it, you'll find exhibits on the history of tennis as well as a museum shop that's stocked with souvenirs and tennis related items. Thirteen grass courts,...  Read More



Fort Adams stands as the largest coastal fortification in the US. It dates back to the 1820s and is an imposing military site that's the perfect sightseeing venture for folks of all ages. Guests are invited to explore the soldier's barracks, the...  Read More

Newport Art Museum


The Newport Art Museum offers visitors a diverse collection of both historic and modern artwork, with a focus on local and regional works. The ever changing collection includes items that showcase the region's rich heritage as well as the talent...  Read More

Easton's Beach


One of area's most popular beaches, Easton's draws crowds to bask on its sunny shores and wade in the waters of the Atlantic. The beach also features a carousel and an outdoor skateboard park as well as food vendors, picnic spots and beach...  Read More

Naval War College Museum


Come learn about Newport's military and naval past at this interesting museum. Housed in the 1820s era Founder's Hall building on the War College campus, the museum offers engaging exhibits on naval skirmishes as well as replicas of battleships....  Read More

The Breakers


Once home to the legendary Vanderbilts, The Breakers is one of Newport's most glamorous mansions and is located on 13-acres of cliffside ocean front property. It was built in 1895 by railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt II. The mansion was...  Read More

Marble House


Marble House is one of the grandest of the many Newport Mansions. It's a must-not-miss among the Victorian summer "cottages" of the nation's Gilded Age. Belonging to William and Alva Vanderbilt, this palatial structure was patterned after the...  Read More

Astors' Beechwood Mansion


Known for its many 1800s era mansions, Newport boasts none finer than the famous Astor mansion. It was constructed in 1851 and was the summer dwelling of William Backhouse Astor, Jr., the grandson of John Jacob Astor, when he purchased it in...  Read More



Located on the opulent Bellevue Avenue with breathtaking views of the Atlantic, Rough Point was once the home of tobacco heiress Doris Duke. Circa 1887, this Gothic-Tudor home is available for viewing for a cap of 96 visitors per day. Guests are...  Read More