There are many reasons to take the time to visit Newport when you come to New England. The architecture is some of the most amazing you’ll see anywhere in the country – even if you aren’t a fan of buildings in general, you’ll love checking out some of these truly historic structures. The Newport Mansions are Rhode Island’s largest and most visited cultural attraction for a good reason. After a day of sightseeing there is plenty of entertainment to be had in the charming old-world buildings of downtown. Not only does this city present a compelling picture to those who come to visit, but there are plenty of happenings that keep Newport centered and current.
In the warm summer months, Newport hosts a variety of music festivals, including the Newport Jazz Festival, the Sunset Music Festival, and the Newport Folk Festival. The Newport Folk Festival in particular is historic – it’s where Bob Dylan went “electric” in 1965.
The nation’s largest public beach is also located in Newport – Easton’s Beach, or First Beach, spans along the maw of the ocean and is a great way to while away a few hours or a day. No matter what you’d like to do in Newport, you’ll enjoy any amount of time you can devote to visiting this charming resort town in the heart of New England.