- The list below includes 133 free or cheap things to do in or near Newport, Kentucky, including 67 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Parks, Aquariums and Family Fun Center.
- From Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge to Newport Dog Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Newport and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Cincinnati, Covington, West Chester and Florence.
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The only pedestrian bridge crossing the Ohio River at Cincinnati is the Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge. Its distinct purple color draws many people to enjoy the bridge itself and the view of both the surrounding area and the river.
Riddleview Park is a neighborhood park offering various recreational amenities. Attractions include a basketball court, multipurpose field (suitable for baseball, softball, and soccer,) a playground, and a picnic shelter (with available charcoal grill.)
The attraction-based mall of Newport on the Levee features an extensive choice of entertainment, dining, and shopping options. Visitors can play at the large arcade GameWorks, dine at the world famous Toro restaurant, and shop at Art on the Levee Gallery.
A 20-screen movie theater, AMC Newport On The Levee 20 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. It offers stadium seating, a bar with adult beverages, an IMAX auditorium, theater rentals and a concession area.