29.4 miles, T.F. Green Airport (PVD)
Explore Beautiful Newport
Visit the mansions, see New England art, or go sailing
This seaside city on Aquidneck Island is known for its colonial architecture and landmarks, as well as a series of lavish Gilded Age mansions filled with invaluable antiques along Bellevue Avenue. The Preservation Society of Newport County offers a variety of tours, whether you want to stroll through the opulent homes or learn about servant life. You can also see works from New England artists like Winslow Homer at the Newport Art Museum and check out all types of American illustration from the likes of Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth at the National Museum of American Illustration. Make sure to visit Fort Adams, the 1799 U.S. Army post named for President John Adams. During the warmer months, Newport turns into a lively yachting destination, filled with festivals, shows, concerts, and fairs. Enjoy beautiful beaches, go for a sail, or stroll along the famed Cliff Walk. The downtown area’s cobblestone streets are lined with unique shops and boutiques, as well as charming restaurants and bars.