Discover these group-tour itinerary ideas in Newport, Rhode Island.
“Newport is located in the heart of New England and offers so many unique venues and attractions. Our destination experts offer free assistance to find the perfect place to meet. Newport offers world-class hospitality for all types of groups.” –Francesca Donlan, communications director, Discover Newport
Unparalleled history lingers around every corner in Newport. From Redwood Library and Athenæum, the oldest continually operating lending library in the country, to Touro Synagogue, the oldest standing Jewish synagogue in North America, take time to explore and be inspired by Newport’s historical landmarks.
Find a moment of serenity along the 3-mile Cliff Walk. Enjoy panoramic Atlantic Ocean views, the sounds and sights of crashing waves, and the architecture and size of massive Gilded Age mansions.
Head to Bristol to tour Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum. The Van Wickle family built this 45-room English-style mansion with sweeping views of Narragansett Bay in 1907. But exquisite gardens set Blithewold apart. Learn about the different gardens and extensive flowers blooming for more than 100 years. Enjoy lemonade and cookies or hot tea and scones, depending on the season, on the veranda overlooking the bay.
Bring your group to the International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum for some friendly competition. A croquet pro will oversee the classic lawn game on the property’s historic grass courts. Or guests can play tennis on grass courts before learning more about tennis in the museum. Its holographic theater makes visitors feel as though they are in the room with tennis champ Roger Federer. Guided tours can be arranged.
The Sailing Museum is a state-of-the-art exhibit that opened in spring 2022. The experience gives visitors a front-row seat to sailing’s most interesting personalities, builds and tests knowledge and skills, and provides resources to begin or deepen a sailing journey.
Main Image: Cliff Walk; Credit: Discover Newport