- 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.
Silver City Sports Complex features a roller skating rink, two indoor soccer fields, a snack bar, and an arcade. The complex offers roller and inline skating sessions and also hosts birthday and private parties.
Established in 1969 on the grounds of the Laura Thomas Estate, the Gertrude M Boyden Wildlife Refuge has since grown to over 50 acres. It is a serene natural space, and offers great opportunities for bird watching.
A favorite getaway for Rhode Islanders, Lincoln Woods State Park, is within easy driving distance from Providence, Pawtucket, and Cumberland. The park features rugged multi-use trails throughout the forest, fresh water swimming, kayaking, and more.
Ideal for leisurely walks, the Stillwater Scenic Trail was originally the bed of a railroad that connected Providence with several Massachusetts towns. Most of the one mile trail follows the Woonasquatucket River before it flows into the Stillwater Pond.
Wolf Hill Forest Preserve provides 6 miles of hiking and nature trails along the Woonasquatucket Reservoir. This is a popular location for bird watching, hiking, wilderness walks, and fishing and a WWII memorial can also be found.
Pump N Jump is an inflatable fun center' offering a variety of inflatables and toys for children. Examples of available inflatables include bounce houses, obstacle courses, and giant slides. Pump N Jump also maintains a game room for all ages.
The Regal Silver City 10 Cinemas is a multiplex theater featuring first run movies shown with digital projection and Dolby sound technology. The theater also offers traditional amenities such as a snack bar as well as availability for private parties.