Rhode Island is our favorite of all the New England states! It has quaint little coastal towns, stunning landscapes and annual festivals that are just so much fun and interesting! Anybody whose ever been here or is lucky enough to live here – absolutely adores the natural beauty of this amazing state. Plus, have you tried the seafood? We think that alone is enough to keep you here!
1. Visit the Breaker’s Mansion
This is a beautiful property that gives a great glimpse of Newport’s history. Fully decorated with elegant furnishings giving direct insight into the lifestyle of the extremely rich not so long ago. There is a self guided audio tour with voices of real people in their time. The mansion is like a dream house. Definitely something you want to check out 🙂
2. Stroll Down Ocean Drive’s Historic District
Spectacular views of both the Newport mansions and its dramatic coast line. This beautiful rolling drive takes you back in time 100 years ago, to when Newport was in its prime.
3. Tour the Marble House
An architectural landmark setting apart Newport’s quiet summer colony of wooden houses to the legendary resort of opulent stone palaces. Take a tour of this elegant beauty and get a first hand look into the past of riches.
4. See the Mohegan Bluffs
If you have the opportunity to get to Block Island, you must see the Mohegan Bluffs. Take the ferry ride over and it is less than a two mile walk to the bluffs. Lovely views of the water as you are walking.
5. Try the New England Clam Chowder
The Black Pearl Restaurant in Newport is the place for this delicious soup! Tender clams and potatoes are combined in a creamy broth flavored with clam juice and cream <3 Yum. Your not going to find a better Clam Chowder than in New England, DON’T pass the opportunity.
6. Visit The Small Town Of Providence
Situated at the head of Narragansett Bay, Providence was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, who envisioned the town as a “shelter for persons distressed of conscience.” Providence is a place where historic and modern buildings coexist beautifully and gives visitors that small town surreal feeling, that most can only find in a book.
7. Visit Historic Wickford Village
Established in 1709, Wickford Village provides picturesque waterfront streets lined with one-of-a-kind shops featuring jewelry, housewares and more. Discover galleries, antique shops, cafes and restaurants nestled amongst beautifully maintained churches, colonial homes and gardens. Wickford also has a beautiful harbor that is great for sunset watching.
8. Eat Local Seafood At Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival
The 24th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival will take place on October 18th and 19th from 11am – 5pm, rain or shine. Named one of the “10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast,” by Coastal Living. Seafood lovers unite at this amazing festival and it’s honestly the BEST seafood on the planet as New England is known world wide for their seafood.
9. Join the WaterFire Celebration
WaterFire is a celebration of community and beauty! WaterFire is the popular and public event where you can join thousands of Rhode Island residents and out of town visitors who to come downtown Providence to enjoy an evening out with art. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past midnight.
10. Visit the Haunted Slater Mill
The Slater Mill is the first water-powered cotton spinning mill in North America to utilize the cotton spinning. Some say Slater’s ghost still walks the floors of the Old Slater Mill, along with the restless spirits of those who were killed by it’s powerful machines.