Top Choice State Park in Newport

Fort Adams State Park

Fort Adams is America's largest coastal fortification and is the centerpiece of this gorgeous state park, which juts out into Narragansett Bay. It's the venue for the Newport jazz and folk festivals and numerous spe…
Top Choice Museum in Newport

National Museum of American Illustration

This acclaimed museum features an impressive collection of Maxfield Parrish's impossibly luminous works in color, NC Wyeth prints, Norman Rockwell's nostalgia and the illustrations of other American graphic heavywei…
Top Choice Mansion in Newport

Rough Point

While the peerless position and splendor of the grounds alone are worth the price of admission, this faux-English manor house also contains heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke’s impressive art holdings, including …
Top Choice Mansion in Newport

The Elms

Designed by Horace Trumbauer in 1901, the Elms is a replica of Château d'Asnières, built near Paris in 1750. Here you can take a 'behind-the-scenes' tour that will have you snaking through the servants' quarters and…
Top Choice Mansion in Newport


A 70-room Italian Renaissance mega-palace inspired by 16th-century Genoese palazzos, Breakers is the most magnificent Newport mansion. At the behest of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, Richard Morris Hunt did most of the de…
Top Choice Library in Newport

Redwood Athenaeum

Founded by Abraham Redwood in 1747 as an important archive of American history and architecture, the neoclassical structure was built by Peter Harrison who the library honors with a room devoted to priceless America…
State Park in Newport

Brenton Point State Park

On the southwesternmost tip of Aquidneck Island (now officially known as Rhode Island, although both names are used), this park is a prime place for exploring rocky outcrops, feeling like you're on the periphery and…
Beach in Newport

Easton's Beach

Easton's has a pseudo-Victorian pavilion containing bathhouses and showers, a snack bar and a large carousel. It's within walking distance of Newport's center. You can rent umbrellas, chairs and surf boards at the p…
Beach in Newport

Gooseberry Beach

Gooseberry Beach is popular with families for its calm waters, white sand and a restaurant.
Museum in Newport

International Tennis Hall of Fame

To experience something of the American aristocracy's approach to 19th-century leisure, visit this museum. It lies inside the historic Newport Casino building (1880), which served as a summer club for Newport's weal…