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on the left will keep you specifically in or near Newport County here in Rhode Island. We add new listings and links on a regular basis so bookmark this page and check back often.
The island on which Newport is located is also called Rhode Island, and both the state and this island might have been named in honor of the Greek Island of Rhodes, possibly because of the shape of the island. There seems to be no confirmation of this.
The island on which Newport is located is also known as Aquidneck.
Newport County is alive with the air of history. The City of Newport is not only one of America's oldest cities, the community also has the distinction of having more original colonial period buildings than any other early American city. Throughout the quaint, colonial streets, one can see, visit and personally experience the early American charm with buildings dating back to as early as 1675.
Many people say Portsmouth is one of the most beautiful towns in New England. Portsmouth is easy to get to by land, sea or air, and is just a stone's throw from all the major business centers, activities and attractions in New England. Winter skiing is just two hours to the north, Cape Cod an hour east, historic Newport a few minutes south, beaches and sailing in their back yard.
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Rhode Island's principal destinations are its two original ports: well-heeled Newport
, yachting capital of the world and Providence, the state capital.
The City of Newport is not only one of America's oldest cities, the community also has the distinction of having more original colonial period buildings than any other early American city.Providence
is the only U.S. city to be named one of the "Top Ten Up-and-Coming Travel Destinations" by the Wall Street Journal. With a thriving arts community, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods and a renowned restaurant scene, Providence is the perfect place to visit.Block Island
, about thirty miles south of Newport, has a very popular state beach.