Newport, an elegant waterfront city on Aquidneck Island, is home to breathtaking coastal scenery, remarkable colonial buildings, and opulent mansions. There is so much to do and so much to see, from remarkable museums and mansion tours, to scenic walks on the waterfront or bicycle tours along rocky coves.
Whether travelling with your family, as couple, or with friends, this destination appeals to a variety of vacationing styles. Newport offers endless options for vacation rentals from luxurious villa rentals and small cottages, to privately owned beachfront condos, chalets, and luxury homes.
From your vacation rental, you can enjoy tour of a famed “Gilded Age” mansion or a romantic afternoon of wine tasting at a scenic vineyard. An exhilarating sailing excursion would be an ideal way to end a glorious weekend. Families will find that the opportunities for interesting activities, fantastic sightseeing, relaxing beach time, and Kodak moments are countless! Leave your vacation rental to follow a sea coast trail, and visit Chateau-Sur Mer to enjoy its amazing Victorian and Italianate architecture. Marvel at the ornate palaces, the former summer homes of the Astors and Vanderbilts.
Newport hosts a variety of folk and classical music festivals, including its legendary jazz, all within an easy commute from your vacation rental. Enjoy the Black Ships Festival in July, celebrating culture and commerce with Japan; the Newport Winter Festival in January, the Irish Festival on Labor Day, and the delightful Christmas in Newport festival in December. In Portsmouth, which is just a short trip away from your vacation rental, polo competitions are open to the public on Saturday evenings in the summer. Stop by to enjoy a chukka or two!
Enjoy a memorable dining experience at a waterfront restaurant. Savor fresh lobster and steaming bowls of clam chowder close to your beachfront rental. The culinary variety is endless! For a special night out, Newport offers upscale fine dining at its best. Choose from fine French cuisine, mouth-watering Italian, or a variety of other ethnic options. Many restaurants have amazing views and are within walking distance of your vacation villa. Smaller bistros and cafés dot the waterfront and offer casual dining from great Irish fare to a cappuccino. There are also many rousing pubs to enjoy a local brew and the enlivening fun.
Newport is home to boutique shops and unique stores offering treasures to suit every shopper's dream. Looking for a unique home decor piece? An accessory to complement a special outfit? That hard-to-find gift for a special friend? A t-shirt for Dad? Look no further, Newport has it all.