Things to do in Newport

Newport, Rhode Island, is a vibrant seaside city renowned for its rich history, stunning architecture, and lively waterfront. Visitors can tour the magnificent Gilded Age mansions like The Breakers and Marble House, which offer a glimpse into the opulent past of America's wealthiest families. The city's scenic Cliff Walk combines natural beauty with architectural grandeur, providing stunning ocean views alongside historic estates. Newport's bustling harbor area is perfect for sailing excursions, seafood dining, and shopping, with lively bars and restaurants offering local and international cuisine. For those interested in history and culture, the Newport Historical Society and the International Tennis Hall of Fame provide fascinating exhibitions. Additionally, numerous festivals, such as the famous Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival, draw crowds with world-class music in picturesque settings. Whether it's exploring historic sites, enjoying water activities, or simply soaking up the coastal charm, Newport offers a memorable experience for every visitor.


Shopping & Things To Do

Tiverton residents have quite a few nearby options for their weekly shopping needs. Follow Route 81 just over the Rhode Island line into Fall River and you’ll find shopping plazas with Stop & Shop, Burlington Coat Factory, Savers, T.J. Maxx, Staples, South Coast Marketplace, and more. For specialty stores and small businesses, Route 138 on the north side of town (just before Fall River) has small shops, studios, and services.

If you’re looking for arts, crafts, and boutique shops, the Four Corners neighborhood is the place to go. It’s a beautiful, historic district with a strong community of local artisans and creators. Don’t forget to grab a scoop of homemade ice cream from Gray’s...You can actually pet the cows!

Visit the Sakonnet Farm Farmstead for local produce, dairy, and homemade treats. Peek around the several antique shops in the area

Recreation & Activities in tiverton

Bristol is one of the towns in the East Bay (outside of Newport) that has a strong nightlife scene. The waterfront area along Thames Street has several popular bars and restaurants. Roger Williams University plays a big part in the thriving bar scene due to the population of students in town. As far as dining, you have a great selection of seafood restaurants and local favorites spread throughout the downtown area, including diners, cafe’s, lunch spots, and more.

A black stone public beach on the southern side of Fogland Point. Popular spot for kayaking, windsurfing, hiking, and relaxing. There is a conservation area with walking trails and places to view wildlife. Facilities include changing rooms, showers, picnic benches and a playground for kids.

A newly renovated beach has brand-new facilities, parking lot, promenade, and imported sand. The surf is naturally light here, so it’s a nice place to relax and swim during the summer. Dogs are allowed on the beach as well and Tiverton residents park for free.

An 83-acre natural area with 3.5 miles of trails that take visitors along Sin and Flesh Brook, where they can view many wildflowers, ferns, and animal habitats. Fort Barton is a Revolutionary War-era fortification named after Lt. Col. William Barton. You can climb the observation tower for a great view of the Sakonnet River and Mount Hope Bay.

650 acres of forest and grassland that is protected by the Tiverton Land Trust. The walkable areas have more than seven miles of trails of sloping paths and wetlands. The trails are well-marked and maps are available at the trailhead area. Dogs are allowed but must be leased at all times and horses are permitted.

1.6 square miles of protected woods and salt marshes along the Sakonnet River. The trail system is easy and relaxing with several observation points along the river. Great place for birdwatching as well.