Newport is a port near the mouth of Narragansett Bay located on Aquidneck Island. It is a popular summer resort and yachting center and was the venue for the America's Cup yachting competition from 1930 to 1983. Newport also has many naval institutions. The place is rich in architecture and the historical district has many colonial homes; most famously it has the reputation of a being a place where the very rich settled and had fashionable grand mansions built for them. The residences of such luminaries as the Astors and the Vanderbilts are some of the most grandiose in the nation. All of which makes Newport an ideal place for a hotel stay.
When to visit NewportThe average July temperatures are 82ºF, a fine time for a hotel stay. The winter temperatures are cooler with average January temperatures of 37ºF. The city is famous for the Newport Jazz Festival, held in August, which is an ideal time for a Newport getaway.
How to get to NewportT.F. Green State Airport (PVD) lies to the north of the city. It is also known as Theodore Francis Green State Airport. Newport is about an hour's drive from Providence.
Newport attractionsCliff Walk is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, peering upon the lawns of the grand estates. You can base yourself at a luxury hotel along the walk or travel down Bellevue Avenue taking in the picturesque mansions. Goat Island is a small island to the west with a hotel and bars and restaurants. It's very easy to find hotels in Newport as most of them are clustered around the center, such as Hotel Viking. Among the hotels downtown, including the Marriott Newport, there is a fine attraction, the Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the US. Fort Adams State Park is home to the Newport Jazz Festival and Newport is also the location of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum
Where to stay in NewportHotels.com offers the best hotels in Newport whether you are seeking a motel or a waterfront hotel such as the Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina.