- 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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257 Atlantic Avenue, Westerly, RI 02891 MoreLess Info
Misquamicut State Beach is a public clear water beach very popular among local residents and visitors alike. Visitors to the beach commonly enjoy activities like jogging, swimming, having picnics, or fishing in the ocean.
The Gingerella Sports Complex has a number of soccer fields that are used regularly by youth sports leagues. The complex also has a skateboard park, playgrounds for small and older children, and covered picnic tables.
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2 Manchester Print Works Road, Lincoln, RI 02865 MoreLess Info
EMS Kayak School & Kayak Rentals is a kayak rental company that also provides instructional lessons that last from three hours to multiple days. The school also offers recreational tours in the Boston and Rhode Island area.
Opened in 1996, the American Diner Museum is a historical museum meant to display the historical significance of diners in America. The museum also strives to save vintage diners from destruction due to redevelopment.
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Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge is run and maintained by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Three trails provide up to 1 1/2 hours of naturally beautiful hikes and a bird feeding station is also available to visit.
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Audubon Society of Rhode Island has a gift shop, educational resource center and bird feeding station and is headquartered on a 120-acre wildlife refuge. Visitors can hike the trails and enjoy watching birds and other animals.
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7 Esmond Street, Smithfield, RI 2917 MoreLess Info
Owned and operated by the residents of Smithfield, the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center is an alcohol-free building that has a few different rooms, some with kitchens, available for rental. Square dancing classes are offered on Monday evenings.
Featuring paddle boards from 9 to 12 feet long, Neverbored Board Shop, Inc. offers visitors hourly rentals and lessons with experienced instructors. During the winter, visitors can also rent snowboards to take out on the region's slopes.