Destination: Newport

Newport is a historic town with many fun activities and resources to make the most of your visit! We hope you enjoy your time here!

Transportation to Newport, RI

TF Green Airport is located 42 miles from our sailing location. Easy transportation options can be found here

For more information and resources please see:

Newport Visitors Center

or check out

Access Rhode Island

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Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Services

Corporate Taxi

401-231-2228
Cranston, Providence, Warwick (including Airport)

Economy Cab

401-944-6700
Cranston, Johnston, Providence

Orange Cab

401-841-0030
Jamestown, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton

Valley Cab

401-762-5000
Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Woonsocket

Wheelchair Vans

Ride-Away

57 George Leven Drive
North Attleboro, MA 02760
508-859-0049
Sales and service for Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Rentals

Wheelchair Getaways

Providence, RI and Seekonk, MA
Toll Free: 1-800-727-1656
Local: 1-508-336-2556

Places To Stay

Newport offers several accessible hotels in the area:

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

1 Goat Island
Newport, RI 02840
401-851-1234
Valet parking available. Wheelchair at front desk. Pool with lift. Fitness center accessible from hallway. Public bathrooms accessible. 10 accessible rooms some with roll-in showers/some with tub.

 

Newport Marriott Hotel

25 America’s Cup Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-849-1000
Valet parking is available. Slight lip at the entrance near valet. Automatic door at entrance. 2 wheelchairs available at the front desk. Public bathrooms, fitness center, and meeting rooms are accessible. Lift available to pool area and into pool. Locker room near pool may be difficult for wheelchair access to sink. 13 accessible rooms, 4 of which have roll-in showers. MainSail Restaurant accessible.

 

Hotel Viking

1 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-847-3300
Valet parking. 1 accessible spot in front of hotel. Automatic door at entrance. Wheelchair available at desk. Public bathrooms, 10 meeting rooms (2 ballrooms) accessible. Courtyard and fitness room accessible. Indoor pool with 2 lifts. Bathroom in pool area has steps so not accessible. All 6 accessible rooms have 1 king size bed; 2 rooms with roll-in shower.

 

Courtyard Marriott

9 Commerce Dr
Middletown, RI 02842
401-849-8000
6 accessible rooms with roll-in showers or rails in tub. Automatic front doors with 4 additional, accessible entrances around the building, each with accessible parking and ramps. Indoor accessible amenities include: 2 meeting rooms on the first floor, a restaurant, fitness room and a large lobby with open space and moveable seating. There is also a pool and spa, both available with a lift.

 

Howard Johnson

351 W Main Rd
Middletown, RI 02842
401-849-2000
Automatic front door and accessible check in area. Chair lift available for multilevel access. 4 accessible rooms with either roll-in shower or rails in tub. An indoor heated pool is available, without lift. A fitness room and restaurant are located on the first floor

 

Ramada Middletown

425 E Main Rd
Middletown, RI 02842
(401) 846-3555
4 accessible rooms with either roll-in shower or rails in tub. Accessible restaurant, laundry and fitness facility located on the first floor.

Things To Eat

There are many accessible restaurants and activities in Newport!

22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille

22 Bowen’s Wharf
Newport, RI 02840
401-841-8884

At The Deck

1 Waite’s Wharf
Newport, RI 02840
401-846-3600

Blue Plate Diner

665 West Main Road
Middletown, RI 02842
401-848-9500

Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant

140 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
401-849-6334
On street parking.

Busker’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

178 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
401-846-5856
Public parking at Gateway.

Castle Hill Inn

590 Ocean Drive
Newport, RI 02840
401-849-3800

East Ferry Deli

47 Conanicus Avenue
Jamestown, RI 02835
401-423-1592
One marked parking spot on street. 2 inch lip to navigate at entrance.

La Forge Casino Restaurant

186 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-847-0418
Parking across the street.

Midtown Oyster Bar

345 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
401-619-4100
Accessible ramp leading to entrance is on left side of building. Rooftop dining accessed by stairs only.

Newport Creamery – Middletown

208 West Main Road
Middletown, RI 02842
401-846-2767

Newport Vineyards

909 East Main Road
Middletown, RI 02842
401-848-5161
Have 2 handicapped accessible parking spaces large enough to accommodate a van, but not marked with yellow diagonal lines.

The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar

1 Sayers Wharf
Newport, RI 02840
401-846-2260

Activities

Newport is a historic and bustling town with lots to do!

Audrain Automobile Museum

222 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-856-4420
2 accessible parking spots in front of building with sign but unlined. Large step at front entrance but accessible entrance in rear of building that can be opened by employees.

Beavertail State Park

800 Beavertail Road
Jamestown, RI 02835
401-423-9941
Several parking areas with handicapped parking. Scenic overlooks to Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. One accessible Porta-John but route to restroom is on grass and has only one narrow access point.

Brenton Point State Park

Ocean Drive
Newport, RI 02840
401-847-2400
Accessible parking along the park and 2 parking spaces by the building housing the bathrooms. One bathroom is marked accessible but lacks grab bars. The path to this building is bumpy.

Fort Adams State Park

Harrison Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-847-2400
General parking in front of the Fort’s main entrance. Accessible parking and fishing access for people with disabilities is located at Aloffin Piers (north and south), located ¾ of a mile from the front entrance to the park. The Visitor’s Center, near Sail Newport, is the main building where ADA ramps and restrooms are located.

Glen Farm and Polo Grounds

East Main Road at Linden Lane
Portsmouth, RI 02871
401-846-2000
Comprised of special events fields, Gardner Seveney Sports Complex, Polo Field, Sakonnet Greenway Trail. See individual listings. Polo grounds have ramp access to spectator’s tent area and accessible Porta-John. Level route to fields. Nearest marked parking is nearer the front entrance by the Sports Complex area.

International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum

194 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-849-3990
Public parking lot across the street (parking fees apply or get ticket validated) and there is metered street parking. Entry to site has some elevated 1″-3″ lips to navigate. See staff at gift shop (which is not accessible) or call ahead to use elevator to get to the second floor museum. The museum has recently been renovated with interactive screens and exhibits which are wheelchair height. Show courts have dedicated wheelchair seating area. Outdoor grounds are primarily level.

Newport Art Museum

76 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-848-8200
Accessible parking located behind Cushing Gallery. Slope of accessible path of travel within ADA guidelines.

Newport Mansions – Marble House

596 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
Accessible parking is located in the lot across the street from the main entrance. Accessible unisex restroom is located on the second floor. The cobblestone entry should be carefully navigated by visitors using accessible devices. The Marble House elevator is 58 inches deep and 35 inches wide. The historic design of the elevator provides entry and exit on opposite sides on different floors; therefore a wheelchair must be turned to exit. The turning circumference is suitable for wheelchairs but will not accommodate scooters.

Newport Mansions – Rosecliff

548 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
An elevated lift measuring 60 inches long and 42 inches wide is situated in the front foyer, the elevator is 47 inches deep and 34 inches wide. This elevator is suitable for small scooters and wheelchairs. Access to the Museum Store is available on request. Assistance is provided by PSNC staff.

Newport Mansions – The Breakers

44 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
Parking is located in the lot across the street from the main entrance. Accessible unisex bathroom is located on the basement level. The accessible entrance to the property is located to the left of the building down a sloping driveway which ends with cobblestones. Take elevator to main floors with staff assistance. Elevator is 46 inches deep and 33 inches wide. This elevator will accommodate small scooters and wheelchairs. There are steps to all areas of the garden and lawn grounds.

Newport Visitors Center

23 America’s Cup Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-845-9123
Information specialists, brochures, maps, tickets to major attractions are available for your destination planning for Newport and vicinity. Transportation hub for tours, buses.

  • Wonder weekend!!! Maria and I would like to thank all of you guys at Sail to Prevail for such an absolutely SPLENDID TIME sailing. Please send our kudos to the entire crew!!!

    Raymond (Air Force Veteran)
  • I would really like to compliment you and the staff for the extraordinary sailing program you did this summer to benefit Veterans. The weather perfect, the setting in Newport the best, the equipment well prepared, and the staff on deck. A day to remember. The staff was particularly good and professional in dealing with the veterans and their particular disabilities. The total experience was enjoyable and refreshing. What could be better? These programs enhance the quality of life for each individual and provide experiences that will never be forgotten. Thanks to you the staff at Sail to Prevail: this work does not go unnoticed and is truly appreciated. Keep up the good work.

    Richard Early President and Service Officer, Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 116
  • Patty, Thank you and Sail To Prevail for this weekend. It is amazing how generous you all are - some we saw and some who were behind the scenes. I was thinking about your dock which gives us a window onto a world which we would otherwise never see, and of your willingness to get Bob and all the others out in the boats and onto the water for a good sail. And thank God for the absolutely perfect weather both Saturday and Sunday. Thank you all, also, for the lovely dinner Saturday night. I was sitting at the end of the old people and next to the young people, and it was fun to observe the difference in conversations. It took me back to a very long time ago, and the excitement and promise of shining youth. It was very nice to meet you and talk with you, and also Chad on Sunday. Thank you and thank God for His goodness,

    Lynn and Bob (Air Force Veteran)
  • Thank you to all involved in making the weekend such a wonderful weekend.

    Elinor (wife of John, Army Veteran)
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