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Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour
"After choosing the best day and time for your trolley tour of Newport meet your guide at the Newport Visitor Center located at 23 America's Cup Avenue. Find a seat on the trolley and begin your 1.5-hour trolley tour.Listen to your professional guide narrate the fascinating history of Newport and interesting details about the buildings and restored homes you pa become an expert in the history of this charming town. Ride down Ten-Mile Ocean Drive taking in the gorgeous views. Then marvel at the grand mansions along tree-lined Bellevue Avenue.Discover the charming atmosphere and history of Newport on this 1.5-hour trolley tour."""
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Newport Mansion Tour Along Ocean Drive
"At your selected time meet at the Newport Visitor’s Center to begin your drive along Newport’s famous Ocean Drive (also known as 10-Mile Drive). You have the option to visit one or two mansions of your choice; simply inform your guide of what you’d like to visit before your t who escaped to Rhode Island during the summers. All these mansions played a role in transforming Newport’s coast from a quiet summer colony of wooden cottages to a legendary resort town brimming with opulent palaces. Visit either of the Vanderbil the grandest of Newport's summer houses or Marble House both US National Historic Landmarks. These were symbols of the family's social and financial reputation at turn of the century. Modeled after the mid-18th-century French chateau d'Asnieres outside Paris The Elms was the summer residence of the Berwind family
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Newport Ocean Drive Sightseeing Tour
"Meet at the Newport Visitors Center at your chosen time to begin your drive along Newport’s renowned Ocean Drive (also known as 10-Mile Drive). Throughout your comfortable drive your expert guide will provide interesting stories facts and historical anecdotes about this treasured stretch of road.As you’ll learn Ocean Drive dates back to the 1800s when many wealthy New Yorkers escaped to Newport on Rhode Island during the hot summers. Large resorts were built along the Newport Harbor beaches/waterfront to accommodate the wealthy summer crowd which grew every year until finally the 10-mile (16-km) stretch of coastline became the summer's place to be. Travel past Bellevue Avenue’s magnificent mansions and
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Thames Street: Most Shopping is here

Thames Street is where most all the shops are located. You will find everything from your normal chain stores to small boutique stores. Many souvenir shops are located along this streete that sell tee shirts and other items.

Our most recent trip to Newport was the last weekend in March 2015. There were some nice sales going in in many of the shops as they are clearing out the winter merchandise.

What to buy The Preservation Society store is also where you buy your yearly membership. Highly recommend doing that if you will return even once in the next year. It is $75 dollars for a couple for a year and gets you into all the mansions for free for the next 365 days.

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Mar 30, 2015

Music Box: Toy Shopping

My wife loves to buy our nephew something whenever we travel so we usually stop here. This store has a bit of everything, tee shirts, music, toys and stuffed animals. Our nephew is only three so he loves his stuffed animals; in particular Boo the Pomeranian. On this trip we found him a Christmas Boo with Reindeer antlers for $24.95. he will be very happy to have this addition to his ever growing Boo collection.

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Dec 08, 2014

The Magic Studio: Terrific Magic and prank shop

The magic store has been in business for 15 years and is a must see. The Magic Studio is both an entertaining and educational store. There are magicians working at the store and are very familiar with products. It is amazing to see the magicians do the magic tricks. We end up buying a magic trick that we take home to learn.

What to buy The Magic Studio has a great selection of magic for both beginners and experienced magicians for all ages such as coin tricks, magic kits and card tricks. The magic shop has a huge joke selection. The store has an impressive juggling selection such as juggling pins, devil sticks, and juggling balls. Plus, it has a terrific kite selection to buy for the beach.

What to pay Because the store has a wide variety of products, the products range anywhere from a dollar and up.

grette
Nov 06, 2010
 
 
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Things to Do Near Newport

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The Colony House

Occupying a prime spot here on Historic Hill is the Colony House (Old State House, or as it sometimes called, the Old Court House). The building is made of brick and trimmed with freestone, the...
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Touro Synagogue

The Touro Synagogue (oldest in the US) has been growing and expanding. There is a lovely garden in front of the Synagogue as you come down the hill toward a new Visitors Center. This is a great place...
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White Horne House Museum

The Samuel Whitehorne House is a very nice example of the Federal style of architecture and is another quite interesting museum in Newport. It was completed in 1811 and is filled with a great...
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St, Mary's Church

On the morning of September 12, 1953, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John F. Kennedy were married in St. Mary’s Parish located here in Newport. The Parish was designated a Historic Shrine on November...
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Bowen's Wharf

At Bowens Wharf you'll find all the great restaurants and shops. Stop by one of the many shops and pick up a keepsake trinket of your trip to Newport. Stop by at one of the many wharf restaurants...
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Newport Dinner Train

The Newport Diner Train is a dinner experience in a luxury train. The dinner train is a 2 1/2 hour ride along Narragansett Bay. Trains leave from the Depot at 19 America's Cup Avenue, across from the...
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