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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Trail
“What better way to take a walk or go for a run but to have the ocean on one side and the mansions on the other ? ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“One of the best beaches in RI. It costs to park and try to get there early. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Newport Classic. On the water, great views, awesome service an food. It is on the fancier side but its worth it. I have been here countless times. I still love it. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great walk along the ocean and see the Newport mansions from a different view”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Enjoy fresh, local seafood in a waterfront restaurant. Reservations are required especially in the summer. Great service and outstanding cuisine. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Newport ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“If you’re trying a beach in Newport, go to Second Beach, but Easton’s has a fun carousel and boardwalk to stroll. It also has a small aquarium that’s fun for kids. Best part is it’s across from Flo’s clamshack...”
  • 19 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Pub
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“Fantastic place for cocktails , raw bar and dinner! Try the mussels-frites or the swordfish if its in season. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
“Go for the Saturday farmers’ market, stay for the wine and beer tasting. A real gem in the under-appreciated New England wine scene!”
  • 22 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Indie Cinema
“This is an old movie theater that offers great movies. You can purchase wine, chocolate and a variety of treats to enjoy the film with. Tickets are 10.00 and you will feel like you stepped back in time.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Best Mexican Food EVER!! You need to try the Sticky Ribs (addictive) - and the Avocado Fries !!”
  • 24 locals recommend
History Museum
“The mansions give a view into the history of Newport, the United States, and the rich & famous.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“It’s beautiful! Go at sunset, keep eyes peeled for deer EVERYWHERE and the snow owl who has been spotted often recently.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Another quick grocery store option, depending on time of day...I tend to stick to Middletown for my shopping during busy season!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“While touring the mansion brings me back to middle school field trips, it’s still one of my favorite “touristy” things to do. I’d recommend your kids be a little older (8-10 depending), so you can really enjoy these “summer cottages” as they were formally known by the families who owned them. We love The Breakers and Marble House the best. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Focuses on American art from the 19th century to the present day, and pays particular attention to art from Rhode Island and New England.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Margaritas and fresh made guacamole, beautiful views from upstairs dining!”
  • 26 locals recommend