Newport is a seaside city located on Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island. The city is famous for its yachts and mansions. Visiting Newport with a dog is a great idea, since there are a lot of dog-friendly activities that you can enjoy here!
With Gansett Cruises, you can tour the coast and harbor of Newport with your pooch by your side. You have to keep in mind that dogs are not allowed to move along the boat, and the deck might be slippery, so it's not great for senior dogs. The staff is friendly and is happy to provide water for your pooch if he needs it. If you're just looking for a quaint walk, you can visit the Cliff Walk Trail. This trail is dog-friendly, but you have to keep your pup on leash. The trail begins near Easton's Beach.
If you want to know more about Newport, you should take the Newport Tour & Guide. They have dog-friendly vehicles and their staff will watch your dog outside while you explore some of the indoor attractions. Dogs of all sizes are allowed without having to pay an additional fee. Another way to have fun here is to go on the Antique Yacht Collection boat charters, where dogs are welcome. They offer two-hour, four-hour and all-day private tours.
There are more than 25 eateries that are dog-friendly in Newport. These include O'Briens Pub, Diego's, and The Deck Restaurant & Bar, just to name a few.
The Newport Dog Park is an off-leash park located on the Connell Highway in Newport. There are mixed opinions about this park from the citizens of the Newport. The good sides of the park include the secure fencing that the park provides, and also the fact that the park is divided into areas for small and large dogs. Moreover, the park is pretty spacious so your dog can run and romp as much as he likes. However, the park doesn't have a water station, so you'll have to bring some water. Also, there aren't many places for human visitors to sit; there are only one or two benches. The park tends to get muddy and pretty busy at times, too, so keep that in mind.