Newport County and East Bay

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Newport County and East Bay - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Tennis fans and lovers of history, art, and architecture will enjoy a visiting the birthplace of American tournament tennis. The renovated museum...Read More

  • 2. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

    Garden/Arboretum

    Starting with a sea of daffodils in April, this 33-acre estate on Bristol Harbor blooms all the way to fall. Highlights include fragrant pink...Read More

  • 3. Fort Adams State Park

    Beach–Sight

    The largest coastal fortification in the United States can be found at this park, which hosts Newport's folk and jazz festivals and sailing...Read More

  • 4. Gray's Ice Cream

    Store/Shop/Mall

    A summertime pilgrimage destination for people from every corner of the state, this ice cream stop that's been around since 1923 sells more...Read More

  • 5. Green Animals Topiary Garden

    Garden/Arboretum

    Fanciful animals, a sailing ship, and geometric shapes populate this large topiary garden on a Victorian estate that served as the summer residence...Read More

  • 6. Jamestown Fire Department Memorial Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    A working 1859 hand tub and an 1894 horse-drawn steam pump are among the holdings at this informal firefighting equipment display in a garage...Read More

  • 7. Mackerel Cove Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Sandy Mackerel Cove, also known as Jamestown Town Beach, is sheltered from the currents of Narragansett Bay, making it a great spot for families...Read More

  • 8. Norman Bird Sanctuary

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Stroll through the woods or hike to the top of Hanging Rock for a spectacular view at this 325-acre sanctuary for more than 300 species of birds...Read More

  • 9. Sandy Point Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This Sakonnet River beach is a choice spot for families and beginning windsurfers because of its calm surf. Lifeguards are on duty on weekends...Read More

  • 10. Watson Farm

    Farm/Ranch

    This historic New England farm has been in operation since 1789. Tenant farmers operate it, using sustainable practices to raise grass-fed beef...Read More

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