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  • 1. Newport, Rhode Island Experience New England Touring at its Best! Alex Hurd, Tourism Sales Manager www.GoNewport.com
  • 2. Where is Newport, Rhode Island?
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  • 4. Map of Newport Map of Newport
  • 5.
    • Boston-Providence 50 miles
    • New York City 165 miles
    • Washington, D.C. 390 miles
    • Chicago 842 miles
    Newport Chicago New York City Washington, D.C. Boston Travel Distances Providence
  • 6. After Crossing the Bridge……..
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      • Centrally located and open 363 days of the year
      • Information Specialists on hand
      • Purchase Tour & Attraction Tickets
      • Free brochures and maps
      • Validated parking and FREE MOTORCOACH PARKING!!
  • 8. Colonial Newport Est. 1639
  • 9. Newport’s Firsts
    • More colonial homes in use than any other location in the United States.
    • The oldest tavern building in continuous use in the United States, built in 1673.
    • The oldest circulating library in continuous use in the United States,
    • established in 1745.
    • Home to Touro Synagogue, the oldest in the western hemisphere, built in 1759
    • 1895, Newport hosted golf’s first US Open at Newport Country Club .
    • Newport was home to the first female lighthouse keeper.
    • The oldest sailing regatta in the country
    • Home to the first National Lawn Tennis Championships in 1899.
    • Home to the first International Polo Match in 1886.
  • 10. The Famous “Summer Cottages” The Breakers
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    • Free motorcoach parking
    • Handicap accessible
    • Select properties have audio tours available in:
        • English
        • French
        • German
        • Spanish
    • Printed translated scripts available in: Italian
        • Korean
        • Mandarin
        • Russian
    • Docent available at select properties
    • Student/Group rates available
      • Minimum of 20 people
    • Special interest/themed tours
  • 12.
    • Chateau-sur-Mer
    • Built in 1852
    • Residence of Mr. William Wetmore
    • The house was purchased by the
    • Preservation Society in 1969
    • In 2006 it was designated a National
    • Historic Landmark.
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    • Built between 1888 -1892
    • Was a 39 th birthday gift for Mr. William Vanderbilt's wife, Alva
    • Contains 500,000 cubic feet of marble
    • The Preservation Society acquired the house in 1963
    • In 2006, Marble House was designated a National Historic Landmark.
    The Vanderbilts divorced in 1895 and Alva married Oliver Belmont, moving down the street to………
  • 14.
    • Belcourt Castle
    • Built Between 1891-1894
    • The sixty-room summer cottage cost 3 million dollars to build
    • The summer residence for
    • Mr. Oliver Belmont
  • 15.
    • Rough Point
    • Built in 1887, for Mr. Frederick Vanderbilt
    • Purchased by James Duke in 1922
    • Left to his daughter, Doris, at 12 years old
    Doris Duke
  • 16.
    • Kingscote
    • Built in 1839 for southerner, George Noble Jones
    • Was Newport’s first summer mansion
    • A landmark of the Gothic Revival style in American architecture
    • 1972 it was left to the Preservation Society
  • 17. International Tennis Hall of Fame The National Museum of American Illustration Newport Art Museum Historic Fort Adams Touro Synagogue Old Colony House Museum of Newport History and more…
  • 18. International Tennis Hall of Fame
    • Guided interactive museum tours
    • Tour & Lunch options
    • Tour & teas options
    • Children under 12 are always FREE
  • 19.
    • Built in 1864 for Mr. James Griswold
    • An example of American Stick Style architecture
    • Home to the Museum since 1916
    • National Historic Landmark and an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures
  • 20. Touro Synagogue
    • Built in 1759, the oldest Synagogue in the U.S.
    • George Washington visited the Synagogue for a meeting in 1781
    • A staple in the start of our nations religious freedom
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    • Golf
    • Wineries
    • Cliff Walk Trail
    • Beaches
    • Sailing
    • Bird Sanctuary
    • Guided bird walks
    • Hiking trails
    • Water Sports
    • Deep sea fishing
    • Kayaking
    • Walking Tours
    • Colonial history
    • Cemetery tours
    • Pirate Legends
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  • 26. Powerboat Harbor Tour
    • Over five different boats to choose form.
    • Lunch/Dinner cruises
    • Groups up to 110 people
  • 27. Sailing Harbor Tours
    • Over seven different sailing vessels to choose from.
    • Some sailboats can hold groups up to 70 passengers.
    • Lobster bake and sail packages.
  • 28. World Class Dining
  • 29. Fresh lobster and steaming bowls of clam chowder are found all along New England's coast, and Newport’s seafood restaurants do it best.
  • 30. A true international city also boasts of pubs, bistros, cafes, outdoor dining, upscale restaurants, sushi, pizza, Italian and French fare and other ethnic offerings that are all found in the City-By-The-Sea. Visitors will not go hungry or thirsty when visiting Newport.
  • 31. If casual dining and great pub-style menu is your craving, Newport County offers a wide selection. For a special night out, Newport offers upscale fine dining , palate pleasing wine lists, and incredible views to match your culinary experience.
  • 32. Did you say shopping?
  • 33. . Discover hundreds of diverse boutiques boasting everything from the work of local artisans to well-known favorites throughout Newport, Rhode Island
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  • 40. Newport ~ America’s First Resort
  • 41. www.GoNewport.com Thank you for your time. We look forward to welcoming you to Newport, Rhode Island