Fun activities, fabulous food and interesting attractions are just a few of the reasons to choose Newport for your next breakaway. A holiday rental home in Newport will put you close to all of the best that this New England town has to offer. Once a summer playground for the wealthy, today Newport has many amenities that can make a breakaway special.
The best time to holiday to Newport is during the summer months. That is when you will find the best opportunity for activities in the out of doors. The lovely beaches provide the opportunity for swimming, boating, fishing and more. Kite surfing and SCUBA diving are two very popular activities. Sea kayaking is also quite popular. Equipment rental is available for many of these activities. Sailing is another activity that is popular in Newport, and there are several vessels on which you can enjoy an afternoon on the water. Wonderful golf and tennis facilities are located within Newport as are trails for hiking and cycling. Be sure to do some sampling of the local cuisine. Some local favourites include clam chowder, fried fish, crab cakes and pasta dishes. Desserts, such as cheesecake and chocolate chip cookies are also popular in the area.
As mentioned above, Newport was once a favourite summer spot for the wealthy people who lived in New England. Today, many of the former summer homes of those people are now open to the public. Built between the 19th and early 20th century, these homes show visitors how the upper class of that period lived. Several interesting museums are located nearby including the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum, the Coggeshall Farm Museum and the Bristol Art Museum.
Cold winters and mild summers are the norm in Newport. During the winter the average lows are between -7° and 1° C and average highs are 4° to 7° C. During the spring the average lows are 3° to 7° C and the highs are 16° to 21° C. During the summer the average lows are 13° to 16° C and the average highs are 26° to 28° C. There is between 93 and 141 mm of precipitation per month. During the winter months much of this is in the form of snow
The closest airport to Newport is T.F. Green Airport (PVD) which is located 27 km away. Another option is Block Island State Airport (BID), which is 42 km from Newport. You will need a car for use during your stay.