Things to Do in Rhode Island

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Rent bikes near the ferry and then explore the stretches of flat terrain that run along the shore. Read More

There are plenty of houses to rent on Block Island, from renovated country barns to contemporary cottages with wide wooden decks and ocean views. Read More

Pick up scones from Pat Doyle aka "the Scone Lady"; she sells her wares under the canopy of trees at the farmers’ market at Negus Park. Read More

What’s a trip to the Ocean State without a little nautical adventuring? Leave from Perrotti Park in downtown Newport, and along the way you'll sail past... Read More

In most cities, casually hiking through a millionaire’s backyard will probably land you in the local precinct. But along Newport’s iconic 3.5-mile... Read More

Atwells Avenue, the main artery of the beloved Italian neighborhood of Federal Hill, harks back to the 1950s, when newly arrived Italian immigrants were... Read More

Bob Dylan may have made this site famous in 1965 when he switched on his blaring electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival, but Fort Adams’s history... Read More

Gray’s has been an institution in Tiverton, across the river from Newport, since 1923. Current owner Marilyn Dennis keeps frozen pudding—a... Read More

Originally built as a Zion Episcopal church in 1836, Newport’s only downtown cinema is elegant inside and out. Just see its old-time marquee sign and... Read More

Compared with Newport, its famous neighbor to the west, Little Compton remains off the beaten path. The town's pebbly beach and pastoral mood is a... Read More

The minute you step into the vast, skylit Grand Gallery—filled with dozens of 17th- and 18th-century European paintings—at the heart of this impressive... Read More

Here’s a rookie mistake to avoid: don’t show up at Ocean Drive in the middle of the day, crawling along at 15 miles per hour behind a queue of other... Read More

Rent a bike or moped at this island rental shop. Read More

This white-and-red brownstone lighthouse on Narragansett Bay dates back to 1857 although the original station was established even earlier, in 1810. Read More

In a perfect world, we would all be spending our summers frolicking in 18-bedroom villas on the sea, just like the Astors and Vanderbilts used to. Until... Read More

Send objects flying through air tubes at the Play Power exhibit. Read More

For such a small state, Rhode Island sure knows how to pack in the history. This is America’s oldest lending library, named after its founder, Abraham... Read More

Visit the new elephant pavilion. Read More

Perfect waves, a flat sandy shoreline, and a lack of any retail or commercial outlets make this Newport’s best-loved summer hangout spot. Nicknamed... Read More

The mild surf is perfect for children. Read More

Admission: Adults: $16.50; Children: 6-17 $4 Read More

Before prime-time TV was a thing and smartphones ruled our waking lives, entertainment was achieved through communal events—dance halls, concerts,... Read More

When Providence moved its railroad tracks underground, the ugly and off-putting jumble of railroad bridges at the junction of the Moshassuck,... Read More

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