Exploring Newport


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You may know Newport as a city famous for picturesque landscapes and historic charm, but did you know it has also served as the backdrop for numerous iconic films? Our favorite city by the sea offers a cinematic journey through time and space that’s best experienced in person. Read on to explore some of the stunning locations that you may have already seen through your screen.

Hocus Pocus 2

The enchanting streets of Newport come alive with magic in Hocus Pocus 2. As the sequel to the beloved cult classic (which was filmed a state over in Salem, MA), Hocus Pocus 2 in Newport, RI captures the whimsical essence of the original while adding in some modern twists. As you watch next Halloween, keep an eye out for Newport landmarks, cobblestone streets, and historic homes that play a big role in bringing the spooky world of Hocus Pocus 2 to life.

Stroll by the Sea

The 1956 classic High Society, starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra, claimed Newport’s opulent mansions as the backdrop for its glamorous storyline. Scenes were shot at The Elms, a stunning Gilded Age mansion known for its grandeur and architectural beauty. Movie lovers can explore the lush gardens and lavish interiors that once set the stage for the romantic intrigue of High Society.

Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson’s whimsical masterpiece Moonrise Kingdom showcases Newport’s natural beauty and charming coastal landscapes. The film, which tells the story of two young lovers on a daring escape, features scenes filmed at Fort Wetherill State Park. Join us in Newport to explore the park’s rugged cliffs and panoramic ocean views, immersing yourself in the same breathtaking scenery that captivated viewers in this indie gem.

Me, Myself, and Irene

The comedic talent of Jim Carrey takes center stage in Me, Myself, and Irene, a film that combines humor with a road trip adventure. Newport serves as a backdrop for various scenes, offering glimpses of its coastal charm and lively community. This season, walk the streets and waterfront areas that once served as the setting for the hilarious escapades of Charlie and Hank.


Dive into the world of competitive sailing in the film Wind, which used Newport as a primary filming location. Known for its rich maritime history, Newport’s scenic harbor and iconic waterfront appear in various scenes throughout the movie. Soak in the nautical ambiance as you explore the same docks and waters that once framed the high-stakes world of sailing in Wind.

Stay at Hammetts Hotel

All it takes is a thoughtful story and a stunning backdrop. Newport’s quaint streets, waterfront real estate, and lavish mansions encourage endless possibilities. This season, watch your favorite film come to life, and explore Newport like you never have before. Stay with us at Hammetts Hotel for the ideal ending to your picture-perfect day.


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