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Popular amenities for Newport vacation rentals

Stay near Newport's top sights

The Breakers151 locals recommend
Cliff Walk301 locals recommend
Brenton Point State Park55 locals recommend
Marble House48 locals recommend
Bowen's Wharf51 locals recommend
Rosecliff36 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Newport

  • Total rentals

    1.5K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    59K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    780 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    240 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    450 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    600 properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Newport

All About Newport

On the southern tip of Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island Sound, Newport is famous for its scenic landscapes, rich sailing history, and renowned music scene. Located southeast of Providence, Newport is easily reachable from Boston and New York City. Its yacht-filled harbor has played host to the world’s oldest and most famous sailing competition over the years, and the town is also the site of Naval Station Newport, a crucial Navy training center housing the United States Naval War College, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.

In downtown, 18th-century clapboard houses line the narrow streets, whereas Bellevue Avenue is home to Gilded Age mansions, some of which have become museums. Several public and private beaches welcome visitors, with Easton Beach being the most popular for swimming and kite-surfing. Just outside of town, you’ll find picturesque vineyards offering wine tasting and alfresco dining. And to the north, Colt State Park offers walking paths, playing fields, and an open-air chapel.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Newport

Like many New England towns, Newport's weather can vary throughout the year. Summers are pleasant with warm temperatures, sunny days, and an abundance of events to keep you busy, including the city’s world-renowned folk and jazz festivals and international tennis tournament in July. As temperatures cool, fall foliage is on full display in late September, early October. Enjoy a scenic drive to take in the colors. While winters are cold and snowy, it may be the best time to enjoy your Newport vacation rental and a cozy dinner at one of the local vineyards. May brings warmer temperatures, drier weather, and delicious oysters and chowders from local growers and vendors at the annual Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival.

Top things to do in Newport

Newport Cliff Walk

The Newport Cliff Walk is a 3.5-mile elevated and paved path that borders the shoreline. Designated a National Recreation Trail, it provides breathtaking views into Narragansett Bay. The Cliff Walk starts from the east end of Bailey's Beach and runs to the western end of Easton Beach. Several access points allow you to walk part or all of the path.

Ocean Drive

You can get in your car and head out along the coast via Newport's famous Ocean Drive, where ten miles of landmarks and panoramic coastal views stretch along one winding road. The self-guided drive starts at Bellevue Avenue and continues along the way, passing historic mansions, Brenton Point State Park, Fort Adams State Park, and Gooseberry Beach. You may even want to get out of the car, set out your blanket, and enjoy an afternoon picnic in the ocean breeze.

East Bay Bike Path

The 14-mile East Bay Bike Path is a mostly flat, paved biking and walking trail that runs from India Point Park in Providence to Independence Park in Barrington, passing through state and local parks. Running along the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay, you'll have clear views of the Atlantic Ocean as you weave through coves and marshes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Newport?

    Newport experiences a temperate climate with warm summers, typically around 80°F (27°C), and cold winters, often dropping to around 20°F (-6°C). Autumn is typically crisp and cool, while spring sees a gradual warming with occasional showers. The city also experiences snow during the winter months, offering a variety of winter activities.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Newport?

    Visitors to Newport often enjoy a leisurely stroll along the scenic Cliff Walk, a 3.5-mile (5.6 km) public access walkway bordering the shoreline. Exploring the historic mansions, such as The Breakers and Marble House, is another frequent choice. Taking a sailboat tour or visiting the International Tennis Hall of Fame are also common activities among tourists.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Newport?

    The most popular time to visit Newport is during the summer months, from June to August, when the weather is warm and the city hosts numerous events, including the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival. The Newport International Film Festival in June also attracts many visitors.

  • What are the best places to stay in Newport?

    Visitors often prefer to stay in areas like the Downtown and Harbor front district due to its proximity to restaurants and shops. The Historic Hill neighborhood is often recommended for those interested in colonial history, while Bellevue Avenue is popular for its grand mansions and lush gardens. The Cliff Walk area is another popular choice for its coastal views.

  • What are the best places to visit in Newport?

    Popular places to visit in Newport include the historic Newport Mansions such as The Breakers and The Elms. The International Tennis Hall of Fame and the Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the U.S., are also frequently visited. Fort Adams State Park, with its sweeping views of Narragansett Bay, is another notable location.

  • What are some hiking trails in Newport?

    Newport has several beautiful hiking trails for outdoor enthusiasts. The 3.5-mile (5.6 km) Cliff Walk offers stunning coastal views while the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge has trails featuring diverse wildlife. For a forested trail, visitors can explore the Norman Bird Sanctuary.

  • What are some family activities to do in Newport?

    Families in Newport often enjoy beach outings at Easton's Beach, exploring the marine life at the Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium, or learning about local history at the Museum of Newport History. Another common activity is a narrated sightseeing cruise around Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Newport?

    Popular day trip ideas from Newport include visiting the stunning coastal town of Narragansett, exploring the pristine beaches of Block Island, or stepping back in time in the colonial city of Providence. A visit to the vineyards in the nearby town of Middletown could also make for a delightful day out.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Newport?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Newport. From over 380 condo rentals to over 290 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Newport?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 460 vacation rentals in Newport featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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