Newport, Rhode Island offers spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, and a thriving waterfront that offers outstanding shopping and dining. Whether you are in town for a day or two or have a full vacation planned, Newport offers plenty of outdoor activities that are fun for all ages.
Newport Harbor Sunset Cruise | Newport Harbor Sightseeing Cruise
Take in Rhode Island’s scenic shoreline on a 90-minute sightseeing cruise through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Aboard an open-air, fully restored lobster boat, enjoy a narrated tour as you pass Newport and Jamestown harbor fronts, and see landmarks like Fort Adams, gilded-age mansions and the famous Clingstone house. Your trip includes a complimentary Rhode Island-styled refreshment, as well as a cash bar.
Take in a Round of Golf at Newport Grand National Golf Club
Newport National which started out as a 200-acre landscape nursery is now deemed the“Number One Public Access Course in New England,” by Northeast.Golf. Legendary golf architect Arthur Hills designed the challenging 7,244 yard Orchard Course. The 18-hole links-style course sports sloping fairways, marshes, and strategically placed bunkers. The dramatic setting boasts views of the Atlantic Ocean and Sakonnet Passage, while challenging golfers with steady winds coming off the Narragansett Bay.
All Aboard! Grand Bellevue Dinner Train
Fine dining with a one of a kind view! The Grand Bellevue Rail Dining Experience returns you to the golden days of rail travel and dining in style. Enjoy a classic dining car setting for your two and a half hour trip as you leisurely travel through the county side of Aquidneck Island with views of the bay along your journey.
The eco-friendly business is all about rail bikes and aims to provide an amazing journey using existing railroad tracks. Pick from two Rhode Island Tours – The Northern Ramble and the Southern Circuit. The Northern Ramble allows you to enjoy a leisurely 6 mile expedition along spectacular Narragansett Bay with views only visible from the unique perspective of the railroad. It traverses private waterfront estates, 2 golf courses, the Newport Preservation Society Topiary Gardens and the Audubon Society Nature Preserve. The Southern Circuit is a 6 mile round trip (3 miles out, 3 miles back) starting at Portsmouth Grove Station and heading south to Bayside Station, our exclusive waterfront picnic area. Enjoy incredible water views over Narragansett Bay. Bring a snack to enjoy by the fire (weather permitting) as you watch the boats go by on the Bay, before riding back to the station.
Relax With A Glass Of Vino
Newport Vineyards – Situated on 75 acres of historically preserved farmland, Newport Vineyards prides itself on the marriage of locally-sourced food with estate-grown wines. Tour, taste, then dine for lunch at The Vineyard Cafe or for dinner at Brix Restaurant, all overlooking the vineyards. Tastings are offered all day. Get a behind the scenes look at the winemaking process with any of the daily tours. No reservations needed. Visit the marketplace after your tour, or relax with wine by the glass in their tasting room or seasonal outdoor patio.
Utilizing the most up to date training techniques and the highest quality skydiving equipment, safety is the highest priority for the staff at Skydive Newport. The view from above gives you an unique perspective on just how beautiful Newport truly is. Skydive Newport focuses exclusively on tandem skydiving and strives to provide each guest with a personalized experience they will never forget!
(Images courtesy of Discover Newport, Newport National Golf Club, and Skydive Newport)