Newport RI Attractions
The 40 Steps
One of the most popular Newport RI attractions, the 40 Steps have been a gathering spot for servants, locals and tourists for the better part of the last two centuries.
If you're looking for a great spot to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean and watch the waves crash into the rocky coast, there are few better than this one.
Just don't forget your camera!
40 Steps on Cliffwalk in Narragansett Bay
Located less than a mile from the start of the beautiful Newport Cliff Walk (at the east end of Narragansett Avenue), the 40 Steps used to be one of the most popular recreation spots for the servants who worked at the Newport mansions during the Gilded Age.
I'm sure there wasn't much time off for these immigrants, but when there was, they enjoyed themselves here with dancing, music and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Originally built sometime in the early 1800's, the 40 Steps were restored in the early 1990's, making them more attractive and much safer.
This is one of many great locations in Newport for both swimming and fishing from the cliffs. If you're going to climb, fish or dive here, be very careful.
If it's a little too cold for swimming or fishing, or if you're just not feeling adventurous, just enjoy the view and take a few pictures.
The 40 Steps are open from dawn to dusk.
I think you'll understand why this is one of the most popular Newport RI attractions, once you've seen it for yourself.
So, what are you waiting for?
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