Newport's dramatic coastline, parks, and historical sites offer great family activities

This beautiful city by the sea offers much in the way of family lodging , entertainment, education and fun. Stay on the harbor and take a harbor cruise, explore a revolutionary fort, have close encounters with real wildlife and sculpted green animals. Find a beach, tour the International Tennis Hall of Fame and walk along the ocean on Cliff Walk. Bountiful local farms offer great food and NE’s “best ice cream.” You’ll find lighthouses you can visit and enough historic landmarks and artifacts to teach your own history class when you get home.

Multiple Centers & Dock Locations Providence, Newport, Westerly, RI and Fall River, MA Phone: 401-272-3540

Enjoy great family fun and help protect an environmental treasure

Get the whole family involved in protecting, restoring and educating about on of the earth’s most diverse and biologically productive ecosystems. Save The Bay offers several highly entertaining and educational hands-on experiences for every age. Kids in grades K-12 can explore the more than 400 miles of unparalleled natural beauty along the shoreline, in and on the water during Save The Bay’s weeklong summer BayCamps. The ocean-front Exploration Center and Aquarium at Easton’s Beach in Newport is open year-round, offering several touch tanks and close-up views of hundreds of creatures that call Narragansett bay home, not to mention the perfect place for beachcombing outside. Or get the whole family involved in protecting the environment by participating in a beach cleanup – keeping trash and litter out of local waters. In the winter, bring the whole family to climb aboard a Save The Bay vessel for 360º views of visiting harbor seals in their natural habitat. Save The Bay is working to keep this environmental treasure swimmable, fishable, and accessible to everyone. You can too!

Boat tours depart from Newport, Westerly, Providence RI and Fall River, MA.

Green Animals Topiary Gardens

380 Cory's Lane off Route 114 Portsmouth, RI, 02871 Phone: 401-847-1000

Fun, fanciful gardens of topiary animal figures. Great for families and kids. See full description of Green Animals Topiary Gardens.