What to see in Newport

Newport Attractions

Newport is certainly a city full of life, luxury and beauty, offering those who visit the opportunity to explore countless charming sites and experience many wonderful activities.

Those interested in architecture and history will enjoy some of the incredible historical sites on offer. The Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the US, is a popular site, as is the Redwood Library and Athenaeum which was founded in 1747 and is the oldest lending library in America. The International Tennis Hall of Fame also makes for a great visit; not only can the history of the sport be enjoyed but the outstanding architecture too.

Perhaps an obvious attraction but undoubtedly worth the mention are the opulent and grandiose Newport Mansions from the Colonial era, a beautiful attraction at the top of most visitors' lists. Lovers of history will also appreciate the Museum of Newport History, known for giving unmatched insight into Newport as it was and is today.

Of course, Newport includes a long stretch of shoreline, which invites travellers to do more leisurely things like picnic, yacht and swim. Also home to some top notch restaurants, Newport will leave no foodie disappointed.

International Tennis Hall of Fame

Tennis fans are inspired by Newport's Tennis Hall of Fame Museum, but even those who do not follow the game will enjoy…

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Museum of Newport History

Visitors interested in history will find the Museum of Newport History an excellent place to begin a sojourn in the city.…

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Museum of Yachting

Proud of its heritage as a top sailing destination, Newport is equally proud of its museum dedicated to the sport, which…

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National Museum of American Illustration

Established in 1998, the National Museum of American Illustration is the nation's only museum devoted exclusively to…

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Newport Mansions

The Bellevue Avenue Historical District in Newport, Rhode Island, is home to some of the grandest, most ostentatious…

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Touro Synagogue

The oldest Synagogue still standing in the United States, the Touro Street building, was designed by Peter Harrison and…

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