If you fly to Oregon, you will most likely arrive at the state's largest airport,  Portland International Airport . The airport has a variety of car rental companies from which to rent cars. The drive to Newport takes about 3 to 3.5 hours.  Rental car agencies are available in Newport as well, such as Enterprise Rent a Car.

Getting around the city is quite simple as the places of interest revolve around easily navigated areas. The major highway that runs through Newport is 101, which runs north and south. There are six stoplights in town. Traffic is usually fairly heavy during the summer, particularly on the weekends.

To get around Newport without fighting traffic, take the bus! The Lincoln County Transit has modern buses that cover all of Newport with regular schedules. Rides are inexpensive.  http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/transit/

A major tourist area is Bayfront Drive, which is a working bayfront as well as having many small shops, restaurants and galleries. Another area is Nye Beach, with many eclectic shops and restaurants. Both of these areas were an important part of Newport's early history.

Newport is quite spread out although some people do walk around the city. With about 70" of rain each year, visitors should plan to bring an umbrella and a raincoat. Wind can pick up as well so layered clothing is the best option when planning on walking around for long periods of time. Summer  temperatures are very mild, with most days in the upper 60's to low 70's.

South of the Yaquina Bridge the area is called South Beach, even though it is part of Newport. The Oregon Coast Aquarium, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Rogue Ale Brewery and other businesses are located here. The large Aquarium Village has many small shops. South Beach State Park is also located here and has walking and biking trails.