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Newport, Rhode Island


Breakers Mansion, Newport

Introduction

Newport is a seaside city home to yachts and luxury mansions.

Where You're Docked

Cruise ships anchor offshore and tenders drop passengers off at a pier beside Perotti Park close to downtown.


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Money and Tipping

When dining in restaurants, it is customary to leave 15-20% tip for good service since servers typically make minimum wage. Taxi drivers should be tipped the same rate.

Local Transportation

Rhode Island Public Transport Association runs buses and trolleys in the city. Fares are $2 one way or $6 for a day pass. http://www.ripta.com/

There is also a ferry service with a stop by the tender pier. Fares $10 one way or $18 return. http://www.jamestownnewportferry.com/

Hotels

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Sights

  • Mansions - Newport's most famous attractions are luxury mansion built by the rich now converted to museums. The three most popular museums are the Elms, the Breakers and Marble House. Individual entry for one mansion is $14.50 (Jan 2012) with price breaks to visit multiple ones. Take the yellow trolley #67 southbound from America's Cup Ave. http://www.newportmansions.org http://www.ripta.com/67
  • Cliff Walk - Located by the mansions. Be sure to take the 40 Steps down to the shore.
  • Fort Adams - A large coastal fort. Reachable by ferry or taxi. http://www.fortadams.org/

Shopping & Restaurants

Downtown Newport has plenty of shops and restaurants.

Internet

Try cafes and restaurants for free Wifi.

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Weather

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