Things To Do In Newport East

Up to 50% Off at Island Style Parasail

Island Style Parasail

Newport

$158 $79

Parasailers reach heights of up to 500 feet above Narragansett Bay, taking in views of the Newport coastline during 10 minutes of flight

Up to 33% Off Harbor Cruise for Two 

Gansett Cruises

Newport

$52 $35

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90-minute cruise shows off views of Newport and Narragansett Bay as passengers imbibe local history and a complimentary drink or snack

46% Off Round-Trip Ferry Ride for Two

Jamestown Newport Ferry/Conanicut Marine Services

Jamestown

$37 $20

Take in scenic views of lower Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor during round-trip ferry rides

Oldport Marine Harbor Tours – Up to 39% Off

Oldport Marine Services

Newport

$36 $22

Coast Guard–certified captains lead tours down the pristine Newport shoreline, complete with famous sites and tales about the city’s history

50% Off from Newport History Tours

Newport History Tours

Newport

$30 $15

Walking tours explore the history of colonial Newport and Newport during the Golden Age

Up to 63% Off 16th Annual Newport Storm Luau

Coastal Extreme Brewing

Fort Adams State Park

$40 $15

Annual Polynesian-themed summer party with live music, dancing, and craft beer benefits historic Fort Adams

Up to 50% Off Three-Hour Day Sail

Rob Swain Sailing School and Charters

West Wind Marina, Waites Wharf, Newport, RI 02840

$250 $150

Cruise along Narragansett Sound on sails from an international sailing school with ports in Rhode Island and the British Virgin Islands

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The Big Toast, a Great Gatsby-themed benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Ocean State, blends the decadence of the roaring 20s with the philanthropic spirit of the modern age. Partygoers are invited to dress in flapper dresses and fedoras (or business casual). They can also sample their fill of fine wines, craft beers, and quality liquors, celebrating just like the Prohibition-Era speakeasy dwellers did.

The evening's entertainment takes place at the Linden Place Museum. Throughout its storied history, the well-maintained mansion has entertained four presidents, generations of socialites, and famous performers such as Ethel Barrymore Colt. Appropriately enough, it even served as a set for the 1974 film adaptation of the The Great Gatsby.

657 Bellevue Avenue
Newport,
RI
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The soldiers and military officers that once called Fort Adams home may be gone, but the paranormal energy they left behind still incites shivers in Fortress of Nightmares visitors. Guests confront the supernatural through several routes, one being ghost hunts. These 90-minute excursions into the unknown call upon The Rhode Island Paranormal Research group and knowledgeable tour guides to escort patrons through the facilities, answering questions about the barracks, officers’ quarters, casemates, and slabs of haunted meatloaf in the mess hall. Adventurers get even closer to lingering entities through rental electro-magnetic field detectors and infrared thermometers. Horror also reigns in the Tunnels of Terror, possessed stretches shrouded in spooky light and sound effects, and the zombie-themed Apocalypse airsoft range. Ghost tours offer a less-frightening look into the fort’s history and stories, thanks to a local-folklore expert who accompanies the tour guide.

90 Fort Adams Drive
Newport,
Rhode Island
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Zombies traditionally crave human flesh, but the undead participating in the Zombies Got Guts race hunger for something else: to be human again. Donning their most creative zombie garb, racers compete on a 10-obstacle, 3K course, winning part of an antidote for every challenge they complete. Spectators can gather around the start and finish lines for a glimpse of the undead hoards setting off or––if they're lucky––transforming back into their old selves. The event also includes hourly tours of Fort Adams and a picnic on the Fort Adams parade field.

90 Fort Adams Drive
Newport,
RI
US

With amenities such as an entertainment lounge and air conditioning, Double Trouble Charters' 50-foot Hatteras yacht named Reel Trouble allows guests to travel quickly as well as comfortably. At the helm, a licensed captain and first mate navigate the waters of Newport Harbor and nearby Narragansett Bay, granting their passengers pristine views of the shoreline, historical lighthouses, and mansions. All private and group excursions are BYOB, so passengers can bring their own food and drink rather than having to steal them from passing seagulls.

23 America's Cup Avenue
Newport,
RI
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424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport,
RI
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474 Bellevue Avenue
Newport,
RI
US