popular destinations in Rhode Island include...
Providence is the capital city of Rhode Island, known and loved for its abundance
of historic and cultural attractions. Providence
is famous for its beautifully preserved historic architecture throughout the
city, with more buildings on the National Historic Register than anywhere else.
Most of the residents live in or near Providence, the largest city. Providence
lies at the northern reaches of Narragansett Bay.
Rich in history, Newport, Rhode Island
prides itself on being a vibrant community offering a wide variety of events
and activities year-round. Whether you were drawn here to enjoy the music festivals,
yachting regattas, mansion tours, professional tennis at the Newport Casino
or a day at the beach, Newport offers you a picturesque location to relax and
enjoy. You can experience big-city night life and small New England town day-life
all in one day.
Block Island offers a rich history,
miles of sandy beaches and wealth of activities including fishing, boating,
biking, swimming, walking and some of the best bird watching in the country.
There has been an extensive effort to keep Block Island's natural bounty and
remarkable landscape intact. Over one-fourth of the island is preservation land,
to protect the views and the feel of open space as well as provide habitat for
its abundance of rare birds, natural resources and other flora and fauna.
Middletown lies to the south of Portsmouth and
to the north of Newport on Aquidneck Island. Attractions include Purgatory Chasm,
Green End Fort, Whitehall Museum House, Sachuset Wildlife Park, Prescott Farm,
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge and Third Beach.
Westerly is located in the southwest corner of Rhode
Island, on the Connecticut border. The heart of the downtown area is Wilcox
Park, an 18 acre Victorian Strolling Park that is home to beautiful gardens,
statuary and arboretum. Here you can enjoy seven miles of pristine beaches,
local theatre, golf and museums.