Tourist Attractions in Newport, RI

Located on the southern shores of Aquidneck Island is the seaside city of Newport, Rhode Island. New England Trips offers day tours. These include round-trip transportation to Newport, admission to some of the most iconic mansions, and two hours to explore the historic city’s top places to see. There is an extensive variety of local hot spots and tourist attractions in Newport, RI, during your visit. Discover details about the illustrious estate’s Gilded Age architecture, breathtaking beaches, sailing, historical museums and tours, shops, and so much more below!

Tourist Attractions in Newport, RI


America’s wealthiest families settled in the City by the Sea during the Gilded Age to build their summer homes. The area’s sensational cliffside views and magnificent landscapes became the summertime playground famous families such as the Astors, Vanderbilts, and Morgans. There are eleven properties open to the public for visitors and guided tours.

  • The Breakers (Admission Included)
  • The Elms (Admission Included)
  • Marble House
  • Rosecliff
  • Rough Point
  • Issac Bell House
  • Chepstow
  • Hunter House
  • Chateau-sur-Mer
  • Kingscote
  • Green Animals Topiary Gardens


This gorgeous seaside city has over 400 miles of shoreline and many beaches along the coast. Newport’s coastline offers sensational ocean views and is within walking distance from a variety of waterfront dining, shops, and attractions.

  • Easton’s Beach (1st Beach)
  • Sachuest Beach (2nd Beach)
  • 3rd Beach
  • Fort Adams State Beach
  • King Park Beach
  • Sandy Point Beach
  • Mackerel Cove
  • Fogland Beach
  • Grinnell’s Beach
  • South Shore Beach
  • Goosewing Beach
  • Gooseberry Beach
  • Baily’s Beach
  • Atlantic Beach Club

Newport Harbor/Sailing:

Known as the “Sailing Capital of the World,” Newport hosted America’s Cup for over 50 years. Newport Harbor is home to some of the world’s most renowned boat shows and lavish yachts. Discover the vast array of boating, sailing, entertainment, and history on the Harbor Walk South. Check out Goat Island, the city’s original colonial center point, and the historic residential Point Section along the Harbor North Walk.

Museums & Tours:

The “City by the Sea’s” rich culture and history provide an endless fountain of places to see, things to do, and history to learn. Exploration is the main draw to the tourist attractions in Newport, RI. Historic preservation has a significant impact on the city’s way of life. There is an abundance of museums and tours that allow visitors to experience everything Newport has to offer.

  • Museums
    • National Museum of American Illustration
    • International Tennis Hall of Fame
    • Audrain Automobile Museum
    • Newport Art Museum
    • Naval War College Museum
    • Museum of Yachting
    • Museum of Newport History
  • Tours
    • Mansion Tours
    • Newport Harbor Sightseeing Cruise
    • Lobster Tour
    • Newport’s Famous Scenic Ten Mile Ocean Drive
    • Best of Newport Trolley Tour
    • Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour
    • Historic Newport Pedicab Tour
    • Helicopter Tours

Shopping & Restaurants:

Newport is a shopper’s paradise, well-known for the multitude of charming shops and boutiques throughout the area. The city’s historic waterfront shopping district has everything from clothing, jewelry, and artwork to antiques, unique gifts, and souvenirs.

The dinning varieties in Newport are known for the mouth-watering food, extensive wine lists, and waterfront views. Travelers come from near and far to indulge in nationally acclaimed establishments, local lobster shacks, and trendy eateries.


New England Trips offers an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city’s historic character and thriving culture. We will take you on an unforgettable journey that includes two mansion tours and a narrated city tour. Contact us for more details about Newport, RI, tourist attractions or begin scheduling your day tour with New England Trips now!