Take a Daytrip and Try These Fun Tours in Nearby Newport, RI

Narragansett is so full of memories for so many people. Visitors return here year after year to reconnect with old friends and introduce new friends to the area. At Durkin Cottage Realty, we don’t just offer the best Narragansett vacation rentals; we’ll go above and beyond to make sure you and your traveling companions have the best time ever.

Here are some ideas for things to do in Newport, RI, just across the bay from Narragansett.

Ghost Tours of Newport

Take an evening guided tour of the ghostly history of Newport. There are many buildings in Newport that date back to colonial times and some will say they are haunted. You can decide for yourself while learning about parts of the history of Newport that you won’t find in history books. You’ll see the oldest tavern in the U.S., ghost ships, crypts, the old jailhouse, and more. These ghostly tours last about 1.5 hours and run from May through Halloween. In November and December, you can go on a special holiday walking tour of Newport that is not ghost related.

Newport Trolley Tours by Viking Tours

You can take a narrated trolley tour and see all the sights of Newport. You’ll see over 150 points of interest, including some of the grand mansions along Bellevue Avenue, on a 90-minute tour. For a more in-depth experience, you can choose one of the mansions to stop at and tour. You can also add a special trip to the Breakers and the Marble House — two of the Vanderbilts’ summer homes.

A mansion in Newport, RI.
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Newport Neighborhood Food Tour

Taste, bite, and sip through Newport with this Newport Neighborhood food tour. You’ll discover little-known eateries, places where the locals go, and all that Newport has to offer in the way of culinary delights. You’ll learn about all the new food trends in Newport as well as some historical and cultural interests during this 3 to 3.5 hour tour that covers about 2 miles. You’ll have at least five tastings, which should add up to a great lunch. And you won’t have to walk it off afterward because you’ll already be walking around on the tour! You can support local businesses and local farmers while having an extraordinary tasting of what the Newport food scene is like.

Mansion Tours

The Breakers, Marble House & The Elms are available for tours daily. You can get an engaging audio tour and download other information about the mansions, such as floor plans and historic photographs. There are also guided Newport mansion tours offered at different times of the year and tours, especially for Preservation Society members. See what the Gilded Age was like up close and personal.

Plan Your Visit

Contact the team at Durkin Cottage Realty to find the perfect vacation rental for your beach getaway, and find out fun things to do in the area. Book today!

Where to Stay in Narragansett

Durkin Cottage Realty specializes in vacation rentals in Narragansett, RI. We have beachfront Narragansett vacation rentals that sleep from 4-12, so you can come with a small group or the whole extended family. We also have vacation rentals in Narragansett, RI, with pools that sleep up to 19. 

You won’t have to leave your family dog at home if you stay in one of our pet-friendly rentals. After a day of touring, you can relax on the beach or by the pool. All of the rentals have full kitchens, so you can cook together and sit around the table reminiscing, trading stories, and talking about the old days. Many of our vacation rentals in Narragansett, RI, have laundry facilities, outdoor furniture and games, wi-fi, cable TV, and central air. If you want to refresh your ideas on things to do near Narragansett, we are here to help. Contact us today and start planning your dreamy Narragansett getaway!

Durkin Cottage Realty

815 Pt. Judith Rd.
Narragansett, RI 02882

Phone: 401-789-6659
Fax: 401-789-6705

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