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5 Free Things to Do in Newport Rhode Island You Can’t Miss

I have always believed that you can have a blast while you travel, without having to spend a lot of money. Most of the time, a few of the best and most authentic attractions can be enjoyed for free. This is the case in Newport, Rhode Island. Here you can have a couple of days of fun just by spending time doing free stuff. I have gathered

5 Free Things to do in Newport Rhode Island

1. Cliff Walk Newport

This is a 3.5-mile, public access walk located on the eastern shore of Newport. It has become popular among travelers because of its natural beauty and all of the gorgeous and historic mansions (like the Breakers Mansion)that can be seen as you walk through them.

cliff walk newport rhode island

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2. Newport Ocean Drive

 This might look like another road. But what makes Ocean Drive special is the ten miles of historic landmarks and stunning views that you can find, making it one of the most romantic spots in Rhode Island. If you take your time to see a few of the points of interest, it can provide a full day of fun.

newport ocean drive in rhode island

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3. Wharfs of Newport 

In this cute town, you can find wharfs and docks from the 18th century. They are set along the coast, and you can check them out. They have now been turned into shops, cafés, and restaurants.

Wharfs of Newport sailing newport rhode island

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4. Walk Around Downtown

Newport is gorgeous. The buildings, the surroundings, and the overall laid-back feel make it ideal for spending some time walking and enjoying the place.

downtown newport rhode island

5. Beaches

Newport has tons of beautiful beaches with warm waters, perfect for kids. The best time to swim is between July and August. That’s when the water is at its best. If you have the time, try to visit them during the weekdays. You will have the beaches almost for yourself.

newport beaches in rhode island

Do you know about other free things to do in Newport, Rhode Island? Share your experience in the comments, I would love to know!


5 Things to Do in Newport Rhode Island for Free

Last Updated on June 12, 2023

4 thoughts on “5 Free Things to Do in Newport Rhode Island You Can’t Miss

  1. The Newport Historical Society’s mobile app, Explore Newport History, is completely free and will definitely enhance any walk downtown!

  2. I love Newport. When we lived in Connecticut as a kid, we would go there for field trips…oh, the memories!

  3. I have noticed that free adventures are sometimes the best. You may learn more about the culture and history that way. Thank you for posting and for the awesome pictures. Happy New Year!

  4. Downtown looks very quaint. Despite living half my life in Pennsylvania, I haven’t explored much of the North East.

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