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Things to do

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International Tennis Hall of Fame

Visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame! With over 1,900 tennis artifacts displayed throughout beautiful exhibit galleries, the museum delivers an entirely new, engaging visitor experience. Explore the 7-acres of the historic Newport Casino, from our newly built indoor courts to the manicured grass courts of the Bill Talbert Stadium.

Prescott Farm

Past meets present at this colonial farm site. Learn how windmills work and their role in Rhode Island history. Explore the beautiful gardens maintained by Master Gardeners from the University of Rhode Island. Hear about the capture of British General Prescott during the American Revolution, an act commended by George Washington himself. Or just bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds. Site open daily, sunrise to sunset.

Cliff Walk

Cliff walk is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Newport. The splashing waves will follow you on this three and a half mile walk. If you aren't up for the whole walk, there are multiple exit points on the trail so you can go and continue your exploration of downtown Newport. For more information visit: http://cliffwalk.com!

Ballard Park

Ballard Park is a thirteen acre nature preserve located in the southern end of Newport.  It has little over one mile of trails that take hikers through a woodland forest, by a vernal pond and into a meadow where 19,000 daffodil bulbs bloom each April.  Friends of Ballard Park hosts monthly hikes, educational field trips for children, summer concerts and outdoor movie screenings and other special events like the Annual Illuminated Garden each February.  For more information, visit www.ballardpark.org.

Upcoming Events

Apr
28
Sat
8:00 pm Fishnets: An LGBTQA Outing
Fishnets: An LGBTQA Outing
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 1:00 am
Fishnets: An LGBTQA Outing
Welcome to Newport, RI’s first ever LGBTQA Bar crawl to ever reach our historic shores! Come down for a FREE event sampling the finest bars and establishments Newport, RI has to offer while supporting a[...]

Norman Bird Sanctuary

With over 300 acres and seven miles of hiking trails, there is plenty to see at all times of the year. You can bring your binoculars and go for a walk along our well-maintained trails. You will be sure to see a variety of local and migratory birds, depending on the season. Visit us at http://normanbirdsanctuary.org!