About Newport Rhode Island

Sail Boats at Harbor in Newport RINewport, Rhode Island is a scenic, historic, seaside city 37 miles southeast of Providence on Aquidneck Island. Newport is the most populated community on Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay. In the 18th-century, Newport was a major port city, today is known as a popular New England summer resort. In the Fall of 2013, Newport was designated a nationally recognized Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists – the first in Rhode Island.

Newport is famous for its historic mansions; it has one of the highest concentrations of colonial homes in the nation with the majority being found in the downtown Newport Historic District. In addition to the colonial homes in Newport, you will also find many Gilded Age mansions and summer cottages that were built in varying styles inspired by the royal palaces of Europe.

There are plenty of recreation opportunities in Newport. Easton’s Beach is the largest public beach located in Newport and features a view of the Cliff Walk. The Newport Cliff Walk is one of the most popular attractions in Newport. The Cliff Walk is a National Recreation Trail and features a 3.5-mile walkway bordering the shoreline.

Newport is also home to Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport that is home to the Naval War College, an important Navy training center, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.

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