Newport

Newport is a beautiful seaside city located 100 Km south of Boston in the state of Rhode Island, in the United States. The city was founded in 1639 and by the 18th century had become a major center of trade. Newport is today known for its spectacular coastal scenery, a thriving waterfront downtown and awe-inspiring architecture. Soak in the sights and sounds of this beautiful corner of North Eastern US while wine tasting across its three scenic vineyards or touring its famed Gilded Age mansions.


Population: 24,027 (In 2013)
Size: 29.5 Sq Km
Language(s): English

Activities

Gilded Age Mansion Newport Trolley Tour

Duration: 3 hours
$39.00 View more

Newport 10-Mile Ocean Drive Tour

Duration: 90 minutes
$27.64 View more

Newport Viking Trolley Tour with Admission to The Breakers and Marble House

Duration: 4 hours
$57.00 View more

Newport Sail Aboard Former America's Cup Yacht

Duration: 2 hours
$79.00 View more

Newport Harbor Cruise Tour

Duration: 90 minutes
$26.00 View more

Customizable Private Newport Tour

Duration: 1 to 3 hrs
$60.00 View more
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Accommodation

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Samuel Durfee House B&B

352 Spring Street, Near International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum

248 Reviews

USD 219

Adele Turner Inn

93 Pelham Street, Near Touro Synagogue

213 Reviews

USD 329

Pelham Court Hotel

14 Pelham Street, Near Touro Synagogue

134 Reviews

USD 399

Bouchard Inn & Restaurant

505 Thames Street, Near International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum

163 Reviews

USD 369

Travelodge Newport Area/Middletown

1185 W Main Rd, Near Newport Vineyards

539 Reviews

USD 110.49

The Victorian Ladies Inn

63 Memorial Blvd, Near International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum

265 Reviews

USD 249.49

Ramada Middletown

425 E Main Rd, Near Newport Vineyards

818 Reviews

USD 283.38

Belle View Inn

22 Freebody St, Near International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum

151 Reviews

USD 250

Admiral Farragut Inn

31 Clarke Street, Near Touro Synagogue

60 Reviews

USD 189

Homewood Suites by Hilton Newport Middletown, RI

348 West Main Road, Near Naval War College Museum

574 Reviews

USD 269.23

Events in Newport

Guide for Newport

Staying Connected

  • There are two main GSM service providers in the USA - AT&T and T-Mobile.
  • Both offer 3G services across the 850 MHz / 1900 MHz bands which supported by most modern quad-band phones.
  • If you have an “Unlocked” phone then you can purchase a prepaid / Pay As You Go SIM card for your phone. Check this link for tariff rates
  • Prepaid SIM cards are readily available – both at the airport as well as at convenience stores like Walgreens.
  • You could consider purchasing a SIM from either of the two bigger players, which might have a broader coverage, or from Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) like Ultra Mobile, Black Wireless and H2O, which might have a more flexible pricing.

Tipping

Tipping is expected in most places and should always be done unless the service provided was completely unsatisfactory.

  • Hotels: Tip your porter USD 1.00 to 2.00 per bag depending on the weight. A doorman who helps you hail a cab should be paid USD 1.00 to 2.00 as well.
  • Restaurants: Tip your server 10 to 15% of the bill for average service. Restaurants will add a service charge for groups of five or more.
  • Bars: Tip the bartender USD 1.00 to 2.00 per drink.
  • Counter Service: Tips are not generally required.
  • Taxis: Tip your driver 10 to 15% of the fare; an additional USD 1.00 to 2.00 for help with bags.