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Oysters & opulence in Newport, Rhode Island

The seaside of Newport, Rhode Island, has long been associated with incredible architecture, a laidback environment and wave-sculpted coastal scenery. For more than 250 years, the wealthiest and most influential families on the East Coast of the United States have spent their summers in Newport, which means that today there are countless manors and mansions with storied historical significance. Whether you want to escape the big city, visit museums or just soak up the sun, Newport is a fantastic place to be.

Things to see and do

Newport beaches

Newport is a seaside destination along the Atlantic, and most people visit this particular part of Rhode Island because of the beautiful beaches, many of which are located in protected bays that make swimming more enjoyable. Several of Newport's beaches are found along the appropriately named Ocean Avenue, which runs parallel to the coast.

Some beaches are public, and some are private or reserved for the exclusive use of members. If you're looking for a free beach that is as inviting as it is beautiful, try Eastons Beach or Fort Adams State Beach, both of which offer parking and even dining options right by the water. If you're in the mood to splurge, head to Gooseberry Beach. You'll pay admission for the day, but the price comes with the use of chairs and showers usually reserved for members. For boating, Kings Beach is the best option, as it offers a small ramp for easy access in and out of the water.

Scenery and outdoor adventures

Need a workout to burn off a day of indulgences? Head to Forty Steps, a historical outdoor staircase along the coast. In Newport's golden age, Forty Steps served as the nightly gathering place for the staff who worked in the manors. It is part of the Cliff Walk, a paved pathway that runs nearly four miles along the Atlantic Ocean and offers some of the best views in all of Rhode Island. If you've still got energy to burn, try surfing at Second Beach, scuba diving at the Newport Diving Center, golfing at one of the numerous courses in the area, or fishing on Aquidneck Island.

Historical and cultural attractions in Newport

Newport is home to more colonial buildings than almost any other city in North America. The city was founded as a colony in the late 17th century, and many of the buildings from that time period still stand. If you're a history buff, don't miss the Samuel Whitehorne House Museum or the Naval War College Museum. If architecture is more your scene, be sure to check out some of the magnificent mansions in Newport, including the Astor's Beechwood Mansion, Rosecliff, Belcourt Castle and the Marble House. For a musical performance or new film in a retro setting, the Opera House Movie Theater is a one-of-a-kind venue with fascinating architectural design.

Traveling to and around Newport

If you're driving to Newport, you'll cross one of the three major bridges that lead to the resort town. T.F. Green Airport (PVD), located 45 minutes away, offers some domestic flights, and Newport also has a smaller airport reserved for private aircrafts. Boats arrive into Newport's many marinas, and even cruise ships sail into the harbor. If you're on a budget, an Amtrak train and then a bus connection can be an affordable option. Once you're in Newport, leave the car behind and get around by walking, cycling or riding on one of the historic trolleys.

Where to stay

Many of Newport's hotels sit right beside the water, so you're never too far from boat rentals or oyster bars along the bay. B&B's abound, as do affordable options like the Marriott or the Hyatt Regency. Luxury resorts bear some of the wealthiest names in America, in keeping with the town's, ahem, rich history.

When to visit

Newport goes through all four seasons, so the best time to visit depends on what sort of weather you like best. The weather in May through August is generally hot, humid and sprinkled with occasional rain. Winters are chilly and snowy. Summers are a popular time to visit, which means that Newport's hotels may be busier and potentially more expensive, but it is important to keep in mind that some attractions and even restaurants operate with limited hours during the winter. Overall, Newport's colorful history—from fishermen to Titanic passengers—make the city much more than just another beach town.

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From $59

1 BEST WESTERN PLUS Newport News Inn & Suites

3 stars
3.7 / 5 62 reviews

500 Operations Drive Map

Welcome to BEST WESTERN PLUS Newport News Inn & Suites! Guests who need to be close to Newport News Airport PHF can enjoy an easy commute for those flights when staying at this accommodating... More

Excellent Value, Room, Staff
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Newport News Inn & Suites is an excellent facility and value. Very small problems: the hotel internet is slow and the cable TV remote control has some problems. The breakfast...
Aug 16, 2014
From $51

2 Jameson Inn and Suites Newport News

3 stars
3.8 / 5 24 reviews

21 Old Oyster Point Rd. Map

The Jameson Inn and Suites Newport News is a great destination for all travelers to the Newport News area. In every comfortable and spacious room you will find a mini-refrigerator, a microwave, and... More

Julie M
Very friendly helpful staff. Good value. Hotel was packed, but remained quiet.
Sep 8, 2014
From $99

3 Residence Inn by Marriott Newport News Airport

3 stars
4.6 / 5 14 reviews

531 St. Johns Road Map

Hotel has convenient location to Ferguson, Newport News Shipbuilding and Apprentice School, Huntington Ingalls, Highliner Foods, Jefferson Labs, FT. Eustis, Langley AFB and NASA. Patrick Henry... More

Pcs move.
The hotel was great the staff was very friendly and helpful. The only thing I suggest for military don't book online was way cheaper to book at the hotel.
Apr 21, 2014
From $35

4 Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Newport News Airport

2 stars
3.3 / 5 72 reviews

501 Operations Drive Map

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This Microtel Inn by Wyndham Newport News Airport is just off Interstate 64, minutes from the Newport News Williamsburg International Airport and close to beautiful beaches, Busch Gardens Virginia,... More

great place to stay
The hotel was located in a very nice part of New Port News. It was easy to get around to all of the places of interest in town. It was in walking distance of shopping and dining. The hotel clerk...
May 27, 2014
From $49

5 Magnuson Hotel and Convention Center at Oyster Point

3 stars
4.1 / 5 134 reviews

1000 Omni Blvd Map

The Magnuson Hotel and Convention Center at Oyster Point is located 4 blocks from Oyster Point Square Newport News, close to shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Newport News Shopping Center... More

Nice even though
The room was excellent. It was clean, comfortable, with a nice view. Wifi and wired high speed internet worked better than at other hotels I have visited. The restaurant was under renovation so I...
Sep 16, 2014
From $75

6 Comfort Suites Newport News Airport

3 stars
4.5 / 5 11 reviews

12570 Jefferson Ave Map

Award Winning hotel. All suite hotel located at the Newport News/Williamsburg Int'l Airport. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Free HSIA, Free Airport Shuttle, FREE deluxe cont'l... More

Visiting for first time. My daughter's retirement from the Air Force.
The hotel location was close to everything, from the airport, to restaurants to shopping. Within the Hotel, I found all was clean, neat and functioning. The staff, from the front desk to the folks...
Aug 10, 2014
From $50

7 Crestwood Suites Newport News

2 stars
3.4 / 5 49 reviews

11 Old Oyster Point Road Map

Crestwood Suites Newport News will make your stay more comfortable without stressing your wallet, giving you options that conventional hotels just don't offer - full-size, fully-equipped kitchens... More

Very Good Looking Cheap Hotel
This was a very nice & cheap hotel. I did have a a problem with the room keys and my room was missing a shower curtain which was kinda weird. But overall it was a very nice looking and cheap hotel...
Dec 2, 2013
From $101

8 Hilton Garden Inn Newport News

3 stars
4.2 / 5 17 reviews

180 Regal Way Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

The Hilton Garden Inn Newport News hotel in Virginia is located between historic Williamsburg, the Chesapeake Bay and only a short drive from Hampton, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. The Hilton Garden... More

Nice place to stay
The staff was friendly and inviting, the room was clean, the pool area was well kept and the workout room was pretty impressive. When I called to upgrade from a one king to double queens there was...
Jul 21, 2014
From $92

9 Hampton Inn & Suites Newport News-Arpt-Oyster Pt

3 stars
4.1 / 5 8 reviews

12251 Jefferson Avenue Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

The Hampton Inn & Suites Newport News (Oyster Point) hotel in Virginia is the winner of the prestigious Excellence Award and President's Award. This Hampton Inn & Suites hotel is at the... More

Quick weekend
This Hampton Inn is in the perfect location in Newport News. The highway is easily accessible, there are more than enough food options very close, even within walking distance, and it is...
Feb 17, 2014
From $94

10 Comfort Inn Newport News

2 stars
4.1 / 5 9 reviews

12330 Jefferson Ave. Map

Located next to Patrick Henry Mall, within walking distance of area restaurants, FREE high speed internet access in all areas of the hotel and guest rooms, FREE Deluxe Continental Breakfast... More

Family Getaway
I liked the hotel! The staff were great and friendly. The rooms were clean and comfortable and my dog felt comfortable staying with us as well.
Aug 17, 2014
From $69

At Extended Stay America, only 3 miles from Newport News, guests find a friendly home away from home whether they stay a day, a week or a month. Fully equipped kitchens in each of our 72 spacious... More

It's cool I guess
It was okay.just smells BAD.I was here on business
Sep 1, 2014
From $84

12 Hampton Inn Newport News-Yorktown

2 stars
4.1 / 5 11 reviews

151 Ottis Street Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

our seaside city delivers big fun...welcome to the Hampton Inn Newport News-Victory Blvd.Look out on the water. From sailboats to container ships, from fishing vessels to aircraft carriers, the... More

From $35

13 Days Inn Newport News/Oyster Point at City Center

2 stars
3.0 / 5 84 reviews

11829 Fishing Point Dr Map

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Budget Newport News hotel offers free breakfast and free Wi-FiThe Days Inn Newport News Oyster Point at City Center makes a budget-friendly option for travelers visiting City Center at Oyster... More

This is top notch value for the price paid. will recommend to friends.
Sep 15, 2014
From $55

14 Point Plaza Suites Newport News

3 stars
3.5 / 5 70 reviews

950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Map

Residential amenities, from a barbecue pavilion to suites with kitchensThe Point Plaza Suites Newport News takes care of all the major amenities. Guests can start their day with a free hot buffet... More

door lock card
door card took many tries the second day. Finally sent security guard to work with it. Front desk recopied it 8 times. Took many tries. The breakfast was good and well maintained.
Aug 27, 2014

15 Key West Inn Newport News

3 stars
2.8 / 5 4 reviews

11845 Jefferson Avenue Map

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One day getaway
I had an ok experience at this hotel. Just wasn't too happy with not having a microwave in the room. It was in a good location surrounded by all attractions.
Jun 30, 2014
From $99

16 Kiln Creek Golf Club and Resort

2 stars
2.0 / 5 1 reviews

1003 Brick Kiln Blvd. Map

The Kiln Creek Golf Club and Resort is the leisure and recreational hub of the Virginia Peninsula. Kiln Creek is located exactly in the middle of the lush countryside, in an ideal, tranquil... More

From $42

17 Newport News Inn

2 stars
2.3 / 5 3 reviews

12880 Jefferson Avenue Map

Welcome to Newport News Inn Motel in Newport News on Jefferson Avenue (Exit 255-B or Exit 250-B off I-64) adjacent to Ft. Eustis and Newport News Park & only 1.5 miles from Newport... More

moderate value
Rooms where okay based on the money paid but the amenities needs upgrade. The T.V needs serious upgrade
Jun 22, 2014
From $51

18 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Newport News South, VA

2 stars
3.4 / 5 18 reviews

1069 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard Map

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Built in 2005 and recently renovated in 2010, the 100% pet and smoke free, 64 rooms and suites Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Newport News South is Central Hampton Roads most affordable and... More

Disappointed traveler
Worst motel I have stayed at. No hot water, no microwave or refrigerator in room(even though it is advertised as having one). There was no toilet paper holder in room. Staff are not helpful. Would...
Apr 2, 2013
From $42

19 Host Inn

2 stars
3.0 / 5 6 reviews

985 J Clyde Morris Blvd. Map

Welcome to Host Inn Motel in Newport News on J Clyde Morris blvd (Exit 258-B off I-64) adjacent to City Center at Oyster Point the business hub of Newport News & only 4 miles from Newport... More

Location and room, good. Staff left me wanting more
The location is good for proximity to events, transportation and happenings in the city while visitors can stay out of the daily city traffic. Overall, the staff was quite helpful, only the few...
May 21, 2014
From $36

20 Days Inn Newport News

2 stars
3.3 / 5 6 reviews

14747 Warwick Blvd Map

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Welcome to the historic Virginia Peninsula. Stay at the Hub of Virginia attractions without paying the tourist rates. Days Inn Newport News Warwick Boulevard is the best kept secret in Virginia.... More

Many thanks for much needed help
I got this room for a good friend who needed a good, clean room to stay in. He was very satisfied.
Jul 15, 2014