New England’s century-old playground for the wealthy has much to offer the visitor.
Get oriented at the Newport Gateway Visitors Center, where panoramic photos show the locations of the mansions, parks and other landmarks. Take a guided tour of the Touro Synagogue, the oldest existing synagogue in the United States. Drive down Bellevue Avenue, taking in the glamorous Gilded Age estates along the way, to the entrance to the Cliff Walk. After the walk, visit the Marble House, the first Beaux-Arts structures in the United States.
Explore Fort Adams State Park on Newport Harbor, where luxurious yachts are moored, or grab a sandy spot on Easton’s Beach for a day in the sun.
Spend the day exploring the crooked colonial streets of downtown Newport, stopping at the Newport Art Museum or the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Stroll down Spring Street and Thames Street, with its plethora of elegant boutiques.