Discover Newport, Rhode Island and explore miles of unspoiled beaches, scenic trails, distinctive shops, renowned restaurants, diverse accommodations and world-class events: it’s our past, and our present, that makes our state of Rhode Island so unique.
Newport is the seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States. Located just a 23 miles (37 km) south of Providence, and 61 miles (98 km) south of Boston, Newport is known as the New England’s summer resort. Newport is home to the Newport Mansions of the Gilded Age and Salve Regina University located on famed Bellevue Avenue. Rich in naval history, Newport hosts the Naval Station Newport, the United Sates premier Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center – a major United States Navy training center. As the foremost 18th-century port city in the United Sates, Newport now contains among the highest number of surviving colonial buildings of any city.