You can see our climate diagram above. July is the warmest month of the year in Newport with temperatures reaching a maximum average of 80°. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 23° in January. The rainiest month is December while the driest month is September.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Newport
Our search page's filters will help you find the ideal rental in Newport. HomeToGo's data reveals that "internet" and "TVs" turn out to be the most commonly provided amenities in Newport. Plan your vacation in advance if you think grilling is essential for a great vacation or you want a rental with a jacuzzi. There are just 53 listed rentals providing "grills" and 71 properties with "hot tubs."
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Vacation homes in delightful Newport East Coast, Rhode Island
Newport East Coast is known for its scenic coastline and stunning summer mansions, but travelers will find an abundance of excellent restaurants, upscale shopping, and museums. Long gone are the wooden beach houses of the past, instead replaced by stunning stone mansions over-looking the sea - the perfect spot for a vacation rental.
How to Get to Your Newport, RI Vacation Rental
Travelers can easily access Newport from cities like Boston, Providence, or New York. By car, it only takes 45 minutes from Providence, an hour from Boston, or three hours from New York City.
Visitors can book a flight to T.F. Green International Airport (PVD) six miles from Rhode Island's capital, Providence. From here you can take a cab or rental car to Newport, which is a mere 26 miles away, and takes about 33 minutes to reach via RI-138 E or RI-4 S.
Public buses like the RIPTA are easily accessible from the T.F. Green Airport. The number 14 line provides a comfortable and safe ride to Newport. Travel time is about an hour.
Newport Cuisine: Quahogs and Other Seafood Specialities
Seafood is a New England speciality, and Rhode Island is no different. Abundant seafood restaurants can be found serving a variety of shellfish and fin fish. Quahogs are a type of clam popular in New England, and “stuffies” are a stuffed version of the popular dish. Griswold's Tavern is a casual eatery off the beaten path that features stuffies a short walk from many vacation homes. For other Newport specialities like raw oysters and chowder, visitors will find no shortage of seafood restaurants with a view.
Exploring Rose Island Lighthouse and Ballard Park
From your beach house, head to these iconic Newport landmarks for a bit of sightseeing.
The Rose Island Lighthouse
This 19th century lighthouse appeals to both history lovers and explorers. Guided tours of the lighthouse museum give insight into the site's history.
Queen Anne's Square
This historical spot offers a quiet and relaxing environment within a bustling downtown. It exudes a historical aura with houses and commercial buildings that have stood since the colonial era. There's also the 18th century Trinity Church, which you can explore to see its reliquary design.
This 13-acre nature preserve within the city of Newport is home to a dense forest and walking trails, and is open from sunrise to sunset. The park's annual illuminated garden festival brings colorful lights to the park and highlights unique features of the park's meadow quarry.
Newport Arts and Culture: Art, Museums, and Opera
The Newport Art Museum features a permanent collection of art from the 19th century to present, while the National Museum of American Illustration highlights works from the golden age of American Illustration. The Newport Opera House is also a cultural gem where visitors can experience live performances in an historic monument.
Top Family Swimming Spots
Easton Beach (1st beach)
1. Easton is always lively, with lots of activities like carnivals, concerts, volleyball, and a carousel.
2. Sachuest Beach (2nd beach)
Located in Middletown, Sachuest beach boasts calm, clean water where swimmers flock. With excellent surf breaks, boogie boarders and surfers find it a perfect spot to catch some waves.
3. Fort Adams State Park
The park offers outstanding views of Newport's harbor and an array of water-based activities, all within a lovely surrounding.
Where to Take Your Dog on Your Newport, RI Vacation
Newport has earned a reputation for its pet-friendliness. There are many different places you and your four-legged friend can explore outside your beach house.
1. The Cliff Walk
With or without a dog in tow, this scenic walk past some of Newport's most iconic Gilded Age mansions shouldn't be missed. Enjoy the sights and the warm sea breeze.
2. Brenton State Park
Take your pet to this relaxed area with panoramic views of the Atlantic coast. Visitors and their four-legged friends can enjoy hiking, picnics, walks, or fishing.
3. Wag Nation
Treat your pet to a shopping spree at Wag Nation, where you can shop for an assortment of dog toys and other pet-related items like collars, leashes, feeding bowls, and shampoo.
A Celebration of Culinary Festivities
A community's culture is partly determined by its cuisine and culinary techniques. Partaking in Newport's food and drinks events and festivals is an excellent way to highlight your gastronomic tour to this New England coastal town.
1. Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Happening in Fort Adams, this annual May event brings you culinary delights from some of the city's acclaimed food trucks and craft-beer specialists.
2. Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
This sophisticated four-day event in September features wine-tasting in big tents at some of Newport's most storied properties. Also, watch out for professional cooking demonstrations from globally and regionally celebrated chefs and an education forum with experienced vintners and food specialists.
3. Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival
This May festival brings together visitors and locals alike who love these local bivalves. Tickle your taste buds with freshly steamed, fried, glazed, or grilled oysters.
4 Must-See Attractions on Your Newport, RI Vacation
1. International Tennis Hall of Fame
Housed in the Newport Casino, a National Landmark dating back to 1880, the International Tennis Hall of Fame features a museum celebrating tennis' greats with over 25,000 artifacts in addition to historic grounds and the restored Casino Theater.
2. The Breakers
The Breakers is a 70-room vacation home designed in the Italian Renaissance style. Commissioned by Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1893, architect Richard Morris Hunt designed the villa to replace a previously-standing wooden structure.
3. Marble House
Built for the Vanderbilts, Marble House was inspired by Versailles' Petit Trianon and set the standard for the transformation of Newport from a summer settling of wooden beach homes to the opulent mansion-filled summer luxury destination that it is today.
4. Rough Point
Once the home of heiress Doris Duke, Rough Point is a seaside mansion preserved to retain the same interior decorations and artwork once collected by the former owner.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Newport?
The average nightly price for vacation rentals in Newport is $117.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Newport?
There are currently 1,441 vacation homes in Newport to browse and book for your next trip.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Newport?
The most popular amenities for home rentals in Newport include accommodations that have: internet, TVs, and yards.
How many vacation rentals are in Newport?
Newport has 1,441 Hotel rooms and Bed & Breakfast rentals on offer to rent.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Newport?
Finding a cabin rental in Newport that allows dogs is definitely possible, with 98 pet-friendly homes on offfer.
What's the best time of year to travel to Newport?
Newport has its warmest time of year around July and August, with average nightly prices being around $117.
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