Visiting the Newport County Area

Welcome to beautiful Newport, Rhode Island! Whether you're here for shopping, sailing, relaxation, fun, golf, historical curiousity, dining, tennis, business, beaches or for the perfect setting for your special event.  The six communities in Newport County and Bristol offer a myriad of options certain to make your visit both memorable and unique.

Newport is One of America's Premier Vacation Destinations

Rose Island in Narragansett Bay off Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, also known as 'The City by the Sea,' has been one of America's premier vacation destinations for centuries, and its historical roots are still clearly visible in architecture that has been preserved since colonial times. The Newport Mansions along Bellevue Avenue are incredible, opulent testimonials to the "Gilded Age" of American industry. Over the years, many legendary architects, artists, writers, tycoons and famous charaters have left their mark on this little island and its surrounding towns. Newport has more historic structures from the eighteenth century than any other city in America.

Learn About the History of the Newport Region

Newport County and Bristol are steeped in history and beauty. The City of Newport is not only one of America's most historic cities, it is also called the Sailing Capital of America.

You never know what you'll find once you start exploring!


The Ultimate Newport County Online Planner

View our Travel, Event & Wedding Planner online for additional information on our hospitality members, or order your paper copy of it here.

Browse our Member Directory for information on Newport’s many attractions, where to stay, dine, shop and much, much more!

Browse our Community Calendar for information on local events you may enjoy during your stay.