There are so many things that can be seen and done in Newport that are close to my homes! My homes are on Newport’s Easton’s Beach. You can sit at the beach, swim, surf, boogie board, make sand castles, look for shells, explore the rocks, and fish within 100 feet of the back door. I have boogie boards, sand toys, some lawn games plus some kid’s toys, and a ping pong table in the garage. I have a swing set and plastic kiddy pool. There are many restaurants, sports bars, and a surf store within ¼ mile. Within one-half mile is the Easton’s Beach Pavilion with a skate board park, volley ball tournaments, bikes rentals, playground at the beach, carousel, bumper boats in water, Save the Bay aquarium where kids can touch marine life such as crabs a baby manta ray and other fish all caught right at the beach in front of it, a Bouncy air jumper thing like you rent for parties, Bouncy Air slide and live family entertainment every week (singers, bands, magicians and such). Historic cliff walk is a three-quarter mile walk to it that spans 3 miles with the ocean on one side and the mansions on the other. Within one mile are two other beaches, one which has surfing lessons, kite surfing, and the other has windsurfing lessons. There is Sachuest Point nature preserve with a beautiful ocean front walking trail and tons of birds, The Norman Bird sanctuary has hiking trails to a cliff with amazing views, and horseback riding stables in Middletown and Portsmouth offer riding lessons (can ride on the beach in the very early morning from October through May) all within 1.5 miles of my homes. This area is a great area to bike or run through. Within one mile is Bellevue Avenue and historic Newport where the Tennis Hall of Fame, Touro Synagogue, Newport Art Museum, The Redwood Library and many shops and restaurants are located. The Newport mansions are also on Bellevue Avenue and can be toured daily. There are also many antique shops off Bellevue to Spring Street. Two miles away is the wharf area where you can shop, dine, go to a baseball game to see the Newport Gulls (college players from all over the country) and see theater productions. There are also art galleries, antiques shops, glass blowers, an arcade game shop, sail boat rentals, scooters rentals, deep sea fishing charters, America’s cup yacht charters, schooner trips or ferry rides to Block Island or Jamestown. Then 5 miles away is the famous Ocean Drive where you can bike, drive, go to the beach, have a picnic, fly kites, watch the surf and just mansion gawk (huge homes like in the Hamptons). Three miles away in Portsmouth you can watch a polo match. There are 5 golf courses on the island, some big, some small, some famous, and some private. Then there are always the movies with three theaters with 1-10 screens. There are many festivals for music, food, and film depending on when you visit. I may have left things out, but that is just some of what can be done!