Things To Do In Newport

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

43% Off Lighthouse Tour

Conanicut Marine Services

Jamestown

$70 $40

Ferry takes sightseers on a scenic tour of Jamestown's area lighthouses where they can hop on and off at each of many locations

Oldport Marine Harbor Tours – Up to 50% Off

Oldport Marine Harbor Tours

Newport

$36 $18

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

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

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

39% Off Newport Mansions Membership

Preservation Society of Newport County

Multiple Locations

$90 $55

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Take the household on tours of the historic mansions of some of the nation's most important families with year-long museum membership

National Museum of American Illustration – Up to Half Off Admission

National Museum of American Illustration

Newport

$36 $18

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Housed in a French chateau–style mansion, the museum showcases the work of 145 American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell

Up to 51% Off Classic Rock Concert

Newport Rocks The Fort

Fort Adams State Park

$35 $18

Six-hour classic rock event; acts include John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Hey Nineteen, and Another Tequila Sunrise

Sail Newport – Up to 24% Off Day or Sunset Tour

Sail Newport

Newport

$60 $46

The speedy, turn-of-the-century-style schooner ferries up to 57 guests around Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay during day or sunset sails

The Machine – Up to 47% Off Pink Floyd Tribute

The Machine

Newport Yachting Center

$22.40 $15

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Four musicians celebrate the improvisation of all 16 Pink Floyd albums and the dramatic showmanship of the band’s live performances

Up to 64% Off Classes at Long's Yoga Room

Long's Yoga Room

Newport

$130 $59

Studio offers Vinyasa flow, hot, and Kundalini varieties of yoga in 400-square-foot sunlit space

Black Ships Festival – Up to 50% Off Taiko Drum Concert

Black Ships Festival

Cardines Field

$16 $10

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Odaiko New England demonstrates their percussive prowess with traditional Japanese drumming combined with eye-catching choreography

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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
US

The Preservation Society of Newport County protects and showcases Newport's one-of-a-kind architectural heritage. During tours of Newport's museum-houses, visitors get a glimpse into three centuries of American history, from the French Baroque styling of Rosecliff, high-Victorian splendor and fancy French name of Chateau-sur-mer. Tourists can trace the steps of some of America's most wealthy families as they explore latter-day castles such as Cornelius Vanderbilt II's The Breakers or the Isaac Bell House. Special events give guests a hands-on insight to the everyday people that worked in New England's most famous mansions, while annual occasions such as the Newport Flower show celebrate the treasured traditions and landscapes of Newport each year.

367 Bellevue Avenue
Newport,
RI
US

A crew of professional mariners at Confident Captain/Ocean Pros prepares students to navigate the earth’s bluest patches with instruction in all facets of boat operation and maintenance. A schedule of classes includes primarily Saturday and Sunday sessions, which take place 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Confident Captain Training Center. Soak up lessons in vessel safety through the At the Helm program. Novice sailors absorb the basics of seafaring equipment, security measures, and barracuda-hunting calls from the Brand New Boater course ($95), and the Competent Crew class teaches the essentials of gear stowing, knot tying, and line tossing ($150).

18 Market Sq
Newport,
RI
US

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
US

A non-profit film series, newportFILM sparks cinematic discourse in the Rhode Island community with independent programming. The organization aims to invigorate the filmmaking and film-loving communities with a festival spirit year-round, hosting themed mini-festivals on topics such as animals or the environment. Films travel to a variety of theme-appropriate venues, from summer showings under the stars to atmosphere-heavy historic theaters renovated to include high-tech A/V equipment but retain their old-fashioned scratch-and-sniff popcorn-scented seats.

49 Touro Street
Newport,
RI
US

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