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    Where to Park

    by Basaic Written Jan 2, 2015

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    I go almost everywhere by car and that is how I got to Newport. Once there, my first stop was the visitor's center. There is a parking garage right next to the center that is convenient to many downtown attractions and the harbor. Many of the streets in Newport are narrow and congested so walking is a good alternative.

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    Hyatt Shuttle

    by cjg1 Updated Dec 8, 2014

    One of the perks of staying at the Hyatt is their free shuttle. The shuttle drops you off in several locations throughout the downtown area dn provides transport back to the hotel.

    In the summer months they have a water taxi which is a great way to have a nice water tour as well as a free ride downtown.

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    The Pell Bridge

    by Pawtuxet Updated Nov 16, 2008

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    Glorious views from the Pell Bridge which drops you very close to the center of Newport. There is a $2 toll to cross each way, but you get a sensational view of the Newport harbor, islands, Navy War College, and the nautical life of the port.
    It's a bridge that can be seen from many vantage points around the city but also from as far up the bay as my Pawtuxet village.
    The Pell Bridge is reached from Interstate 95 to Rte 4 south to Jamestown Bridge onto Jamestown Island to Pell Bridge and over to Newport. We are a state known as the Ocean State, after all.

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    The Age of GPS!

    by lionreb Written Apr 26, 2007

    This tip is not specific to Newport. It is merely a comment on a new technology that is changing the way that we travel and access the information that we need as we do. It is called GPS! The global positioning system which accesses locational data by satelite is now accessible to mariners, hikers and drivers. Car systems can give you street by street directions in your own language, pretty much anywhere in the world, as well as all kinds of convenient help. Some of them are small enough to carry around with you.. More on this later..

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    The state of Rhode Island has...

    by NYMansour Written Aug 26, 2002

    The state of Rhode Island has way too much traffic. I recommend, if you can, take the bus or ferry to Newport.
    I think Newport is fairly easy to walk around. But, if you want to 'mansion hop' you may need a car. Unless you can find a tourist bus or something like that.

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    Most places are not too bad of...

    by vrage Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Most places are not too bad of a walk, especially with all the nice shops to see on the way. You can also rent a bicycle and cruise around. For others you will probably have a car already if you made it here.

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    Take the High Speed Ferry to Block Island

    by Basaic Written Jan 2, 2015

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    From mid-June through September there is a high speed ferry from M. T. Perrotti Park to Block Island. The ferry takes about 60 minutes to get to the island and costs $50.50 for a roundtrip ticket.

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    Newport Bridge

    by frankcanfly Updated Sep 25, 2002

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    The most scenic way to arrive in Newport is by water.By car, it's nice to arrive from the East via the Jamestown & Newport bridges. ($2 toll)

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