Newport, Rhode Island
A thriving destination resort
Newport has been referred to by many names, the “City by the Sea”, a “crowning gem of the East Coast” and the “sexy suburb” providing summer residences for the wealthy of Boston and New York.
This renowned city on Aquidneck Island is a destination resort attracting thousands upon thousands of visitors during its busy summer season. On any August weekend 1,000 to 1,500 people come through the city’s official visitors’ center seeking information about what to do and see in Newport. The local area has 3,000 hotel rooms, over 800 bed and breakfasts and a harbor capacity of over 2,000 moorings, not to mention a steady flow of day visitors.
Newport offers something for everyone from all walks of life, including nightlife, beaches, boating, historic sites and eclectic shopping and dining. The city’s waterfront, filled with shops, summer condominiums, moorings, restaurants and nightclubs, is a focal point at the pulse of the summer season.
Photo courtesy of Newport Yachting Center