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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Newport?
If your trip to Newport is all locked in but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.Experience the best that this place has to offer by adding Touro Synagogue and International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum to your schedule. If you have an extra day handy, drop by Naval War College Museum and Fort Adams State Park too.Plan a stop at Newport Mansions. It’s one sight you’ll usually find on many visitors’ must-do lists. If you still have space on that schedule, Easton’s Beach and Thames Street will keep you on the go too.
What are the best road trip destinations near Newport?
Located 25 miles from Newport, Providence is a favorite stop on many people’s road-trip itineraries. Head here to access Roger Williams Park Zoo and Rhode Island State Capitol Building, a couple of top attractions to highlight on your map. Get set to start clocking up those miles, because New England Aquarium and Museum of Science are also a rewarding road trip. You’ll find these fine sights in Boston, 60 miles away.
Where are the best beaches near Newport?
Newport has some picturesque stretches of coastline, and there’s no better way to experience them than from behind the wheel of your very own rental car. See what treasures you can find peppered along the shore at one of these well-loved beaches:

  • Gooseberry Beach (2 miles away).
  • Bailey’s Beach (2 miles away).
  • Second Beach (3 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Newport?
If you’re going to a business conference in Newport, you might want to follow up with your new connections over dinner and drinks. Fortunately, these convention centers have some terrific restaurants and cafés nearby:

  • Belle Mer (1 mile away).
  • Regatta Place (1 mile away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Newport?
Whatever your motoring requirements in Newport, CarRentals.com will get you from point A to B with ease. If you’re visiting for work, a premium car is a great fit. These sorts of vehicles have high-end finishes, luxurious interiors, and a host of modern features. Traveling on a shoestring budget and eager to save cash? A mini or a compact car is a sensational option. These cool little rides are economical to run and good for zooming around those busier city streets. If you have the youngsters and a pile of luggage in tow, a full-size car will give you all the room you need.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Newport?
For some of us, owning a high-end vehicle is little more than a pipe dream. But renting your dream car is easier than you think! Imagine cruising into town in a high-end convertible, even if it’s only for a day or two. Or maybe you’re just after a dependable set of wheels to bring you from point A to point B. Flashy or thrifty? Whatever you decide, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit you in Newport.
What side of the road do they drive on in Newport?
Motorists drive on the right-hand side of the road in Newport. Even though you may be comfortable with the traffic rules, we recommend driving with a little extra care on roads that are unfamiliar.
Is it difficult to park in Newport?
For the most part, parking in Newport is an easy task. If you plan to drive to one of the more popular attractions in town, it’s a good idea to consider parking options before you go.
Does Newport have peak-hour traffic?
As with most destinations, the roads are generally busy in the hours before and after work. However, due to its smaller population of roughly 24,200, traffic jams aren’t a major problem in Newport.
Are there speed limits in Newport?
While cruising through the streets of Newport, keep in mind that the speed limits usually range from 20mph to 65mph. Residential zones are 25mph unless posted otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Newport County?
Usually, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with local authorities so they can issue a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Newport?
As long as you have hands-free functions like Bluetooth enabled, you are allowed to use your phone while cruising in your car around Newport. But make sure you keep focused on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Newport?
While driving in Newport, it’s a criminal offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08%. Thinking of having a drink or two while you’re out? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Newport?
Yes, you are allowed to turn on a red light in Newport. However, first you are required to bring the vehicle to a complete stop. Move on only when the lane is clear.
Are seat belts compulsory in Newport County?
Subject to a few exceptions, seat belts must be worn when the vehicle is in motion in Newport County.

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