- The list below includes 282 free or cheap things to do in or near Newport, Rhode Island, including 102 different types of inexpensive activities like Historic Homes, History Museums, Art Museum and Beaches.
- From Ocean Drive to Cliff Walk, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Newport and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Providence, Fall River, Narragansett and Warwick.
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Explore all the Newport Art Museum’s nooks and crannies during 90-minute murder-mystery shows where guests get to be part of the story
Newport, Rhode Island's Cliff Walk is a public promenade that offers scenic views of the coast and of many of Newport's most magnificent architectural treasures. Cliff Walk is smoothly-paved and is best experienced in warm weather.
Built on the grounds of a former grand Newport's estate, Brenton Point State Park is a mid-size state park known for its scenic views of the east coast. Available activities include picnicking, hiking, and fishing.
Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island is a verdant expanse managed by the Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. It is a lovely place to hike, bike, relax, picnic or engage in birdwatching and nature photography.
Off the beaten path, Battery Park is a quiet park with few tourists or crowds. A great view of the water, Newport Bridge, and some of the oldest colonial houses in the country is what makes this spot a destination for many locals.
With a passion for historical preservation, Salve Regina University has acquired local historical homes and mansions, making it a unique and beautiful campus. The old homes have been turned into dorms, classrooms, and other school buildings, making the tour different from any other.
The most popular oceanfront location in Newport is found at Easton's Beach. The site features gentle sands that are perfect for walking on, gentle surf for swimming and is conveniently located near shops and eateries.