Welcome to Newport, Rhode Island
When you visit Newport you’re visiting the “City by the Sea” and will be treated to the best of both─city and sea─in gilded-age opulence!
Set on Aquidneck Island, Newport dates back to 1639 and steeps you in New England history. Not only does the downtown offer picture perfect shops and church steeples, but there are countless historic landmarks to visit and view, like Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in North America dating back to 1763, and White Horse Tavern, a restaurant since 1673!
But Newport’s history is also one of decadence, still seen in polo ponies and gleaming yachts. The island became a summer playground to America’s “royalty” in the 19th century and you can visit their Gilded Age mansions, now museums: The Breakers, Rosecliff, Marble House, and Belcourt. Stroll the 3.5 miles of Cliff Walk or bicycle Ocean Drive to soak up their beauty and the dramatic Atlantic coastline.
And it is at Newport’s sandy beaches, like Easton’s and Gooseberry, and its two state parks, Fort Adams and Brenton Point, that you can lose yourself in the natural, coastal beauty of the town. Fish, hike, build sandcastles or explore the fort, lighthouses and rocky cliffs. Then when the sun sets, sip a seasonal martini and watch the silhouettes of sailboats bob against the golden water until the sea darkens to reflect the sparkling lights of the city.
Come for the mansions, oysters and yachts. Stay for the crashing waves, glittering harbor, and soaring seagulls. Book one of our Newport photographers and they’ll capture you in the golden lights of sunshine and city.