Top Things To Do and See In Newport, Rhode Island That Will Have You Gushing Over This Town's Scenic Beauty
If you're dying to escape the hustle and bustle of your city life and experience a charming coastal town, Newport, Rhode Island is the place to visit! For five months of the year, I called Newport home and fell in love with this town’s natural beauty. We lived in Newport during the winter, spring and early summer months. I was sad to only experience Newport for one month in the summer and as a beachy summer type of gal, the summer is the BEST time to visit the town. Below are my top six things to do and see that will have you gushing over this town’s natural beauty.
Throw your joggers on and take a scenic stroll along Cliff Walk, a stunning 3.5 mile walk located right behind the famous Newport mansions. The ocean and mansion views are spectacular! If you have a small baby and would love to check out the walk, bring your baby carrier. The path is a little to small for a stroller.
By far one of my favorite spots in Newport. This refuge is one of five national wildlife refuges in Rhode Island. The best part about this place is that it is kid friendly. The walking trail is big enough to bring your stroller. We walked around the whole national park pushing our baby girl in the stroller and loved every minute of it!
You could easily spend half a day exploring Fort Adams. Located at the mouth of Newport Harbor, it offers panoramic views of the harbor and Narragansett Bay. Fort Adams was a large coastal fortification that was active from 1841 through the first half of the 20th century.
Jump in your car and drive along Newport’s Ocean Drive, also known as “10 Mile Drive.” This drive takes you along the beautiful Atlantic Coast, with views of mansions and farmland.
We lived right next to Easton’s Beach (also known as First Beach), and it’s a great spot for a dip in the ocean during the summer months. First beach is right next to the Cliff Walk and it's the perfect place to end a great day after walking along the Cliff Walk.
My hubby won a triathlon race and the first prize was a scenic helicopter ride around Newport's coastline. What an amazing experience. We took our 6 month old daughter and father-in-law for our 18 mile Bird's Eye View helicopter ride. This has to be the BEST way to see Newport! I'll remember this awesome experience for a very long time - it was my and my baby girl's first helicopter ride. I was grinning from ear to ear the entire time.
About a week ago, our time in Newport came to a bittersweet end. We've left Newport and are headed South to Florida with a month lay-over in Georgia. Can't wait to explore another part of this amazing country! Stay tuned for more fun adventures.
With Love + Blessings,