The Cliff Walk along the eastern shore of Newport, RI is world famous as a public access walk that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of Newport's gilded age. The 3.5 mile long Cliff Walk is a National Recreation Trail in a National Historic District.
Newport is home to several Gilded-Age mansions which are open to the public for guided and self-guided tours. The meticulous preservation of more than a dozen of these homes gives visitors intimate access to the artistry, personality, and complex culture that went into these colossal time capsules.
The Norman Bird Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and environmental education center
with more than 325 acres of diverse habitats and seven miles of hiking trails. There is plenty to see all year round.
Thames Street is the nerve center of Newport's thriving downtown/waterfront area. It is lined on each side with countless restaurants, inns, shops, and historic homes.
Founded in 1912, the Newport Art Museum operates a gallery in the John N. A. Griswold House, a National Historic Landmark that is the premier American Stick Style building. The museum has many notable works, particularly from Rhode Island and New England artists.