Newport is a seaside city on the southern end of Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island. Newport is known as New England's summer resort and is also a popular tourist destination for vacationers worldwide. Newport is most famous for its scenery, shopping and mansions. Newport is home to Fort Adams State Park which is perhaps one of the well-kept establishments in the area. If you are a history buff, then Newport is the place for you to visit. The beautiful mansions themselves are worthy of a day of sightseeing. You can also tour museums, galleries, Forts, and marinas. Love the water? Take on some water sports during your vacation and try jet skis, kayaking, snorkeling, charter a boat, or simply relax on the sandy beach.