- 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.
Located on 50 acres of wooded area, the Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge is a location that offers views of nature to its visitors. Visitors commonly enjoy photographing the many species of birds and trees that call the area home.
Providing artist studio space along with a place to showcase artwork, OneWay Gallery features the works of both local and nationally acclaimed artists. Exhibits include photography, paintings, silk screen prints, charcoal art and more.
Guests can enjoy a play center that features the Eyeplay gaming platform that projects graphics and sounds onto floors and walls at Kidventure Play & Party Center. The center is also available to host birthday parties.
The Kayak Center of Rhode Island offers the opportunity to experience the state from its beautiful waters. There are over 130 different types of kayaks and SUPs, an instructional course, and free shipping to anywhere in the state.
Lose yourself in colonial times when you visit Wickford Village, and its tree-lined waterfront streets. Established in 1709, stroll around the historic village and browse the cafés, boutiques, antique shops, galleries, and restaurants.