Sightseeing in Newport, RI Check Out the Sights

Whether you want to take a walking, floating, or flying tour of Newport, or you want to see historic locales or local museums, there is always something to do in town. Don’t hesitate to ask our friendly staff for their best recommendations for things to see in Newport. We know all the cool places for single travelers, couples, and families to visit.

From sightseeing tours right outside our door to elevated excursions that take you up into the sky, there are several exciting ways to experience our city. If the siren song of the sea is calling you, we recommend you join your friends for exciting Newport Harbor sightseeing cruises.

Cruise Around Newport Harbor

Charter a yacht or schooner for the day and see a new side of Newport. The views along Narragansett Bay are simply breathtaking, and the narrated tour will teach you all about the interesting history of the area. Some of our favorite harbor cruises include:

  • Sightsailing
  • Classic Cruises of Newport
  • Sailing Excursions
  • Gansett Cruises
  • Old Port Marine

Take a Trip through History

The City by the Sea is filled with historical architecture and interesting sights to see. With more than 250 years of history represented by breathtaking mansion architecture and interesting historical museums, Newport boasts beautiful places for you to visit. These “Summer Cottages” are some of the leading collection of historic houses in the country, all beautifully preserved for your viewing pleasure. From The Breakers, Newport’s largest mansion, to Rough Point, former home of Doris Duke, you can find something interesting around every corner.

The rich and colorful history of Newport can be found throughout the city, in the historic statuary and in the several museums available to the public. We recommend the Newport Art Museum, the Museum of Newport History, Museum of Yachting, and the Naval War College Museum.

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