Destination guide

Charming Goat Island will entice you

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Goat Island. This romantic city is known for its shopping, restaurants and boating. Touro Synagogue and Fort Adams State Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Goat Island

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Goat Island a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Old Colony and Newport Railway (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Exploration Center and Aquarium (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Cliff Walk (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Newport Country Club (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Watson Farm (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Newport Vineyards (4 mi / 6.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Goat Island

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Goat Island is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Storer Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Newport Harbour (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Battery Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • King Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Touro Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Ballard Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Goat Island

Fly into Newport, RI (NPT-Newport State), the closest airport, located 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into North Kingstown, RI (NCO-Quonset State), which is 8.6 mi (13.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Goat Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,038 holiday lettings near Goat Island. From 621 Houses to 218 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Goat Island is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Goat Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Goat Island:

  • Jerusalem: 625 holiday homes
  • Wickford: 15 holiday homes
  • Top of the Hill: 288 holiday homes
  • Eastward Look: 152 holiday homes
  • Saunderstown: 66 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Goat Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Goat Island. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Regatta Place: 1,783 holiday lettings
  • Belle Mer: 1,784 holiday lettings
  • Firehouse Theater: 1,794 holiday lettings
  • University of Rhode Island: 1,865 holiday lettings
  • Newport Vineyards: 1,701 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Goat Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Goat Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 621 Houses in Goat Island. Our other popular types of Goat Island holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 218 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 86 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 86 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Goat Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 121 holiday homes with pool available in Goat Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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