Block Island is the known getaway for many New Englanders- young and old. Block Island is located 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. The entire perimeter of the three-by-seven mile Island is covered with beautiful beaches. There are plenty of quaint shops, hiking trails, and five-star restaurants that will surely keep you busy.
Bristol is located on 10.1 square miles of a peninsula that includes a smaller sub-peninsula on the west called Poppasquash. The town includes Narragansett Bay to the west and Mount Hope Bay to the east. Bristol is home to the oldest Fourth of July celebration in America. Many historical attractions, galleries, mom n’ pop shops, and a range of dining experiences delight residents and visitors year round.
East Greenwich offers waterfront dining, local boutiques and historic New England homes and museums. The town is located in the center of Rhode Island along the west shore of Narragansett Bay. The Odeum Theatre, Varnum House Museum and the New England Wireless and Steam Museum also offer visitors a look into South County’s history. Also, the town offers easy access to Aquidneck Island in the South and Providence to the North.
Galilee is home to the largest fishing fleet in Rhode Island. With that distinction comes access to fresh seafood, including lobsters and fish that can be purchased right off the docks from fishermen. In addition, Galilee is close to two State Beaches, Roger Wheeler and Salty Brine.
Jamestown is the second largest island in Narragansett Bay. There’s a wonderful stretch of restaurants located on Narragansett Ave and nearby lighthouses. Jamestown is an excellent port city to visit year round. Beavertail State Park is an especially popular destination, and offers great views of the Atlantic and a prime spot for picnicking.
Newport has wonderful restaurants, historic mansions dating back to the Gilded Age, and cultural events such as the Newport Jazz and Folk Festival. Newport has been coined by many as “America’s First Resort.” Recently, Newport was one of the stopovers for the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race.
Point Judith village sits on the coast of Narragansett on the western side of Narragansett Bay where it opens out onto Rhode Island Sound. Point Judith offers year-round ferry service that connects Block Island to the mainland and contains the fishing hamlet of Galilee, Rhode Island where you can find fresh local seafood.
Providence, the capital of Rhode Island, is loved by visitors and residents alike for its urban atmosphere and friendly of a small town vibe. Providence is situated at the mouth of the Providence River, at the head of Narragansett Bay. Providence has also been called the creative capital for its variety of restaurants, great theaters and museums, and local and brand name stores.
Tiverton offers multiple beaches, historic places, and hidden gems like the Newport Butterfly Zoo. It is located on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay, across the Sakonnet River from Aquidneck Island (also known as the Island of Rhode Island).
Watch Hill is a favorite summer getaway known for sprawling Victorian cottages and untouched beaches. Enjoy a drink at the Ocean House, check out the oldest operating carousel in the U.S., or rub elbows with Watch Hill’s summer resident Taylor Swift.
Wickford is known for its unique antique shops, art festivals and outdoor cafes. Wickford is a small but, thriving village and features one of the largest collections of 18th century dwellings to be found anywhere in the northeast.