There are plenty of great things to do in Newport RI this summer, not least of which is walking along the beautiful 3.5-mile Newport Cliff Walk. Not only will you enjoy breathtaking scenery along the eastern shores of Newport RI, but you’ll also have the opportunity to see many of Newport’s famous Gilded-Age mansions.
The start of the Newport Cliff Walk is just a few minutes from our historic Bed and Breakfast, which is centrally located in downtown Newport and near top attractions, restaurants, and more. Apart from our location, our Newport RI Bed and Breakfast offers exceptional hospitality, luxurious accommodations, and so much more. Getaway to the charming town of Newport RI this summer. Book your room at the Samuel Durfee House Bed and Breakfast today!
Explore the Stunning Newport Cliff Walk
The Newport Cliff Walk is one of the most popular attractions in the town of Newport, RI, thanks in part to the architecture enjoyed along this scenic stretch of coastline. It’s here that you’ll find the famed Gilded-Age mansions rising from the rocky shoreline, offering a glimpse into how some of the country’s most famous and wealthiest families once lived.
The Newport Cliff Walk was designated as a National Recreational Trail in 1975 and has been delighting visitors ever since. It’s possible to walk the entire 3.5-mile length of the Newport Cliff Walk in one trip, but you’ll need to plan in around 3 hours for this. You can also break the walk into different segments and work it into the rest of your plans in downtown Newport RI.
The Newport Cliff Walk is bookended on each end by popular beaches. On the north end is Easton Beach, where you’ll find free public parking. On the southern end is Bailey’s Beach, known locally as Reject’s Beach. There is a trolley that operates between the two as well, which makes it easy to get from one end to the other without having to worry about the return trip.
There’s More to Love about Newport RI
Though we’d put the Newport Cliff Walk at the top of any “to-do” list, there are so many more things to do in Newport RI worth mentioning! Here are a few more of our favorites:
- Visit the Newport Mansions and gardens. Only The Breakers, Marble House, the Green Animals Topiary Garden, and The Elms garden are open this summer. The rest remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The complex, known formerly as the Newport Casino, includes a museum, grass tennis courts, and an indoor tennis facility. The Hall of Fame Open returns to Newport this summer from July 11 – 18, and tickets are now on sale!
- Browse the shops along Thames Street, which is the very heart of downtown Newport RI.
- Dine out at delicious Newport Restaurants. We compiled a list of some of our favorites here.
- See Newport from the water, and enjoy a sailing adventure.
The Best Lodging in Newport RI
When you’re not busy walking the Newport Cliff Walk, exploring the Newport Mansions, and browsing the shops of downtown Newport, RI, you’ll want a place to stay that is both relaxing and enjoyable. That’s exactly what you’ll find at our Newport RI Bed and Breakfast. Each of our 5 guest rooms is luxuriously appointed, some with private decks and whirlpool spas, and all with a wonderful range of modern amenities.
Each morning of your stay starts with a delicious breakfast, and in the afternoon, we offer a range of refreshments as well. There’s a reason we’re one of the highest-rated bed and breakfasts in Newport, and it starts with our exceptional hospitality. Book now and enjoy Newport RI with us this summer!