Newport, Rhode Island is a beautiful port town. If you like shopping, museums, old mansions, or just walking it's a great stop. One thing I would recommend is that before purchasing an excursion onboard, you stop at the Visitor's Bureau & Information Center, a short walk from the pier behind the Marriott and get a hop on hop off bus pass for the day ($6) for unlimited use. Don't miss "The Breakers" the old Vanderbilt mansion. It is breathtaking. A combo pass will get entrance to other attractions as well.