Things To Do In Newport

Three-Hour Day Sail for Two, Four, or Eight at Rob Swain Sailing School and Charters (Up to 50% Off)

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

$40 for 2.5-Hour Lighthouse Tour for Two with Parking at Conanicut Marine Services ($70 Value)

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

One-Hour Weekday or Weekend Harbor Tour for Two from 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

Day Sail or Sunset Sail for Two on the Schooner Adirondack II (Up to 24% Off)

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

Taiko Drum Concert for Two or Four, Part of Black Ships Festival at Cardines Field on July 20 (Up to 50% Off)

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

Classic Rock Concert for One, Two, or Four on Sunday, June 29 from Newport Rocks The Fort (Up to 51% Off)

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

$15 for Two Tickets to Newport Storm Luau from Coastal Extreme Brewing on August 16 (Up to $40 Value)

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

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Long's Yoga Room (Up to 64% Off)

Long's Yoga Room

Newport

$130 $59

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

$35 for a 90-Minute Newport Harbor Boat Cruise for Two from Gansett Cruises ($52 Value) 

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

$15 for Golden to Gilded or Discover Colonial Newport Tour for Two from Newport History Tours ($15 Value)

Newport History Tours

Newport

$30 $15

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

Admission for Two or Four to the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport (Up to Half Off)

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

Olde Town Ghost Walk Tour for Two or Four from Ghost Tours of Newport (Up to 53% Off)

Ghost Tours of Newport

Newport

$40 $20

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Guests walk by lantern light through one of the nation's oldest colonial districts, home to haunted 17th-century buildings and cemeteries

$55 for a Newport Mansions Family Membership from Preservation Society of Newport County ($90 Value)

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

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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 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

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 Dr.
Newport,
RI
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

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
US