Sometimes you just want to get out and explore. We try to strike a good balance of places that you will really enjoy. Finding ideas for family friendly outings, or interesting places to go in Rhode Island with your friends, both are at your fingertips here with America Top 10. We aim to give you plenty of ideas without you having to do all the research. That way you can easily decide if you want to explore Rhode Island sites or check out the sites in another state.
You have also heard how it is becoming a lot more popular to have staycations (where you stay home instead of going to far off places) and discover new and interesting places in the near vicinity. We try to make that easier for you. Check out the sites in Rhode Island that have become local favorites easily with our site.
We hope that we have provided you plenty of choices in Rhode Island whether this is a new area for you or your own back yard. Something a little different from the typical amusement park. If you really loved somewhere but don’t see them on our list let us know, we are always looking to improve our lists and we can only do that with your help.
Providence Children’s Museum is committed to serving the children of southern New England. Working in partnership with such organizations as Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), Greater Providence Head Start and community centers throughout Providence and surrounding cities, the Museum brings its services to children and families of limited financial means.
Marble House was built between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. It was a summer house, or “cottage”, as Newporters called them in remembrance of the modest houses of the early 19th century. But Marble House was much more; it was a social and architectural landmark that set the pace for Newport’s subsequent transformation from a quiet summer colony of wooden houses to the legendary resort of opulent stone palaces. In 2006, Marble House was designated a National Historic Landmark.
The Towers serves as Narragansett’s premier cultural icon and a favorite venue for public events and private functions. The Towers hosts public events year round, including live music and dancing, lectures, theater and concerts. The historic landmark is also available for private events such as weddings, birthday parties and anniversaries.
Arnold House is a rare surviving example of a stone-ender, a once-common building type featuring a massive chimney end wall. Built by Eleazer Arnold in 1693, the house features stone work that reflects the origins and skills of the settlers who emigrated from the western part of England.
Perfectly located accommodations in quiet “Historic Hill”, it’s just a short walk to Newport’s fabulous restaurants, boutique shopping, ocean beach, and famous history. Lovingly renovated, you are welcomed in a comfortable living room with fireplace and then afforded the added convenience of a common area complete with an equipped kitchen, refrigerator, and ice machine. Many rooms feature a fireplace and Jacuzzi tub for extra luxury. The garden and rooftop decks allow you to soak up the sun, daydream quietly, or chat with a bottle of wine. “Famous for their warmth and hospitality” you will wake to a scrumptious full breakfast. Comfortable and casual, they invite you to discover the relaxed ambiance of The Beech Tree Inn Bed and Breakfast in Newport.
Today the Newport Art Museum is one of only 5% of American museums to be fully accredited by the American Association of Museums. The Museum’s collections and exhibitions reflect Rhode Island’s rich cultural heritage and lively contemporary art scene. They serve Rhode Island and regional communities as a cultural gathering place with a reputation for inclusiveness, professionalism, high-quality exhibitions and programming, and dedication to individual growth and learning.
North Kingstown, RI
Smith’s Castle will focus on teaching people the history of Rhode Island’s development through three eras: Native American days, early colonial days, and the plantation era. Their teaching will be supported by physical evidence of Rhode Island history that is connected to Smith’s Castle.
One of the oldest zoos in the country, Roger Williams Park Zoo is located in Providence, RI amid a beautiful, 40-acre park setting. Roger Williams Park Zoo strives to engage guests in an extraordinary and unique educational experience to improve their understanding of and appreciation for the natural world. They contribute significantly to the conservation of their earth’s animals, plants and other natural resources by challenging their selves and their audience to act as responsible environmental stewards.
Designed by the renowned architectural firm McKim, Mead and White, The Towers opened in 1885 as a wing of one of Narragansett’s premier grand hotels. More than a century later, the hotel is gone but The Towers lives on. The Towers hosts public events year round, including live music and dancing, lectures, theater and concerts. The historic landmark is also available for private events such as weddings, birthday parties and anniversaries.