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For over 350 years, our seaside Colonial town has been welcoming visitors from around the globe. Today, Newport annually hosts 3.5 million visitor who to experience the city's rich history and tradition.
This quintessential harbor town provides breathtaking water views, and a relaxing refuge. Stroll along our cobblestone streets or oceanfront walks; peruse the quaint wharf shops and markets; revel in the magnificence of our world famous Gilded Age mansions; feast on our fine cuisine where dining is truly a journey.
Newport is globally known as the site of famed attractions and events such as America's Cup Races, the Newport Jazz & Folk Festivals, and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. But our real legacy is the Ocean State's rich maritime heritage. Here, avid sailors can test their yachtsmanship on a 12-meter, a sloop, or even one of the legendary 120-foot "J" boats. Newport is a regular a stop for Class A size Tall Ships. We proudly host Rhode Island's own Oliver Hazard Perry , a sail training Tall Ship, providing our state with a showcase 207-foot long, three-masted sailing vessel joining the select fleet of Class-A size Tall Ships hosted by the maritime nations of the world.
Newport is a city of "oldest" and "firsts," including the oldest Tavern; the oldest newspaper; Touro Synagogue, the oldest Temple in the United States; the site of the first international Polo match, But, overall it is our warm hospitality that truly makes Newport a world-class destination. Welcome. Enjoy.
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