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17th-18th century seaport and living history museum, shops, sailing ships, Mystic Aquarium and downtown Mystic are within minutes of this attraction.
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Mystic Seaport Museum
75 Greenmanville Avenue
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17th-18th century seaport and living history museum, shops, sailing ships, Mystic Aquarium and downtown Mystic are within minutes of this attraction.
The oldest operating country store in Rhode Island amid a Main St of antique shops in the historic village of Chepachet. Also in Chepachet: the haunted Tavern on Main (dine with ghosts, lol), Acote's Hill historic cemetery and site of the Dorr Rebellion, a beautiful summit with surrounding steeply sloped wooded hollows of pine and hemlock, the historic Baptist Church with its distinctive tracker pipe organ and the Pulaski and George Washington State forest wilderness areas.
Brown & Hopkins Country Store
1179 Putnam Pike
The oldest operating country store in Rhode Island amid a Main St of antique shops in the historic village of Chepachet. Also in Chepachet: the haunted Tavern on Main (dine with ghosts, lol), Acote's Hill historic cemetery and site of the Dorr Rebellion, a beautiful summit with surrounding steeply sloped wooded hollows of pine and hemlock, the historic Baptist Church with its distinctive tracker pipe organ and the Pulaski and George Washington State forest wilderness areas.
Beautifully preserved 17h-18th century RI seaport. Walking, beaching, cafes, antiques, eclectic shops. Site of Olde Narragansett Church, said to be the oldest Episcopalian church in New England.
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Wickford Village
1 Main Street
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Beautifully preserved 17h-18th century RI seaport. Walking, beaching, cafes, antiques, eclectic shops. Site of Olde Narragansett Church, said to be the oldest Episcopalian church in New England.
On Providence's East Side. Brown University area. College scene eclectic shops and good restaurants.
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Thayer Street
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On Providence's East Side. Brown University area. College scene eclectic shops and good restaurants.
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Providence Place
1 Providence Place
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Outdoor recreation
Within a couple miles of house.
Explore Rhode Island's extensive network of bike paths . Start with the Blackstone Bikeway and Visiitor's Center on I 295 N in Lincoln.
Blackstone River Bike Path
Explore Rhode Island's extensive network of bike paths . Start with the Blackstone Bikeway and Visiitor's Center on I 295 N in Lincoln.
'Real-deal' old drive-in theater still in operation---a local favorite.
Rustic Tri View Drive in
1195 Eddie Dowling Hwy
'Real-deal' old drive-in theater still in operation---a local favorite.
Boston Skydive Center
300 Jenckes Hill Rd
Rhode Island's only ski resort! Skiing in winter, water park in summer. Ski lessons for beginners, easy slopes, lodge for aprës ski. Located in beautiful "South County".
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Yawgoo Valley Ski Area & Water Park
160 Yawgoo Valley Road
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Rhode Island's only ski resort! Skiing in winter, water park in summer. Ski lessons for beginners, easy slopes, lodge for aprës ski. Located in beautiful "South County".
Trail-riding , nice folks, beautiful stable and horses. Close to home.
Sunset Stables
1 Twin River Rd
Trail-riding , nice folks, beautiful stable and horses. Close to home.
Sightseeing, scenic routes
BENEFIT ST. Providence. PROSPECT ST. Park Tons of 18th and 19th century housing stock stretches endlessly on for block after block in this neighborhood and the streets are steep and the vistas are sweeping. Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design campuses, Thayer St. famous bohemian shopping district and student Mecca.
College Hill
BENEFIT ST. Providence. PROSPECT ST. Park Tons of 18th and 19th century housing stock stretches endlessly on for block after block in this neighborhood and the streets are steep and the vistas are sweeping. Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design campuses, Thayer St. famous bohemian shopping district and student Mecca.
(US RT 1A) from Wickford to Narragansett Town Beach and Pier to Hazard Rock to Black Rock, Scarborough, Point Judith and Gallilee.Narragansett town beach and pier. It continues, merging on and off of U.S. 1 parallel the shoreline through Washington County, a.k.a. 'South County' to historic Westerly, famous Watch Hill and Napatree Point and historic Stonington CT. It provides access to the wild beaches, preserves, and harbor villages of the southern shore.
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Narragansett Pier
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(US RT 1A) from Wickford to Narragansett Town Beach and Pier to Hazard Rock to Black Rock, Scarborough, Point Judith and Gallilee.Narragansett town beach and pier. It continues, merging on and off of U.S. 1 parallel the shoreline through Washington County, a.k.a. 'South County' to historic Westerly, famous Watch Hill and Napatree Point and historic Stonington CT. It provides access to the wild beaches, preserves, and harbor villages of the southern shore.
Stroll or bike Blackstone Boulevard in Providence. Gorgeous and histotic riverside grounds at Swan Point with specimen trees, amazing statuary and famous 'residents'. . Enjoy fine architectural examples on the Boulevard and in all the surrounding neighborhoods between Angell and Hope Streets. A delightful side of Providence.
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Swan Point Cemetery
585 Blackstone Boulevard
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Stroll or bike Blackstone Boulevard in Providence. Gorgeous and histotic riverside grounds at Swan Point with specimen trees, amazing statuary and famous 'residents'. . Enjoy fine architectural examples on the Boulevard and in all the surrounding neighborhoods between Angell and Hope Streets. A delightful side of Providence.
Great Rd. in Lincoln. Scenic, historic attractions on or nearby, including Hearthside House, Arnold House, Quaker Meeting in Saylesville. Gateway Park recreation area, Lonsdale...shops, nature preserves, boat tours on the Blackstone River, Lincoln Woods State Park and beach.
Hearthside House Museum
677 Great Road
Great Rd. in Lincoln. Scenic, historic attractions on or nearby, including Hearthside House, Arnold House, Quaker Meeting in Saylesville. Gateway Park recreation area, Lonsdale...shops, nature preserves, boat tours on the Blackstone River, Lincoln Woods State Park and beach.
RT 165W to the wilderness preserves of Arcadia State Park, Pachaug State Park in Connecticut.
Beach Pond
2875 Ten Rod Road
RT 165W to the wilderness preserves of Arcadia State Park, Pachaug State Park in Connecticut.
RT 116 N-S through central RI. Also running N-S through the forests and little towns of western Rhode Island is the Victory Highway RI 102 from Slatersville to Wickford harbor. Other scenic rts include Ministerial Road in South Kingstown--in mid-June it is lined with blooming laurel. In August, these forested inland roads burst into the delicious fragrance of our native summersweet (coastal pepperbush).
General Nathanael Greene Homestead
50 Taft St
RT 116 N-S through central RI. Also running N-S through the forests and little towns of western Rhode Island is the Victory Highway RI 102 from Slatersville to Wickford harbor. Other scenic rts include Ministerial Road in South Kingstown--in mid-June it is lined with blooming laurel. In August, these forested inland roads burst into the delicious fragrance of our native summersweet (coastal pepperbush).
As RT 138 runs E-W across the state from Connecticut to Tiverton, it passes through historic Kingston Station and the historic village of Little Rest, home of our gorgeous university campus. It passes through the islands of Jamestown and Newport to Tiverton and Massachusetts.
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University of Rhode Island
45 Upper College Road
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As RT 138 runs E-W across the state from Connecticut to Tiverton, it passes through historic Kingston Station and the historic village of Little Rest, home of our gorgeous university campus. It passes through the islands of Jamestown and Newport to Tiverton and Massachusetts.
Newport shoreline, Cliff Walk, Mansions.
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Ocean Drive Historic District
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Newport shoreline, Cliff Walk, Mansions.
BELLEVUE AVE. NEWPORT. Mansions including The Breakers, Marble House, Belcourt Castle, Cliff Walk, etc.
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Rosecliff
548 Bellevue Avenue
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BELLEVUE AVE. NEWPORT. Mansions including The Breakers, Marble House, Belcourt Castle, Cliff Walk, etc.
RT 77, Main Rd. scenic East Bay route from Tiverton to Little Compton, Sakonnet Point, South Shore Beach (Goosewing), United Congregational Churchyard, (Common), Little Compton Historic District, Commons Lunch restaurant, Walker's Roadside Stand, Wilbur Woods and Weetamoo Woods forest preserves. Iconic Gray's Ice Cream at Tiverton 4-Corners.
Sakonnet Vineyards
RT 77, Main Rd. scenic East Bay route from Tiverton to Little Compton, Sakonnet Point, South Shore Beach (Goosewing), United Congregational Churchyard, (Common), Little Compton Historic District, Commons Lunch restaurant, Walker's Roadside Stand, Wilbur Woods and Weetamoo Woods forest preserves. Iconic Gray's Ice Cream at Tiverton 4-Corners.
good food in great destinations
A nice place to pick apples, pumpkins, buy freshly pressed cider, sample cider donuts, baked goods and other local delicacies at the cozy farm stand.
Appleland Orchard,llc
135 Smith Avenue
A nice place to pick apples, pumpkins, buy freshly pressed cider, sample cider donuts, baked goods and other local delicacies at the cozy farm stand.
RI's Little Italy. famous restaurants, strolling, piazzas, bakeries, mangia!!
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Federal Hill
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RI's Little Italy. famous restaurants, strolling, piazzas, bakeries, mangia!!
On destination WICKENDEN ST. Historic FOX POINT. My fave pizza. (along with chain store Papa Gino's!) thin crust NY style. Casserta on Federal Hill is the traditional fave with thick crust. Also, downtown on lovely shopping/strolling destination WESTMINSTER ST.--Providence Coal-fired Pizza is pretty rockin'. You can sit outdoors--al fresco. They have an arugula pizza that I love.
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Fellini Pizzeria
166 Wickenden Street
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On destination WICKENDEN ST. Historic FOX POINT. My fave pizza. (along with chain store Papa Gino's!) thin crust NY style. Casserta on Federal Hill is the traditional fave with thick crust. Also, downtown on lovely shopping/strolling destination WESTMINSTER ST.--Providence Coal-fired Pizza is pretty rockin'. You can sit outdoors--al fresco. They have an arugula pizza that I love.
Gorgeous big hand-carved horses and beautiful vintage artwork and organ. This grandiose historic carousel MOVES!! What a great ride---you will want to go round again, and again! great concession stand, and the bayside park often has events in the summer months. Concession stand serves quality local fare.
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Crescent Park Looff Carousel National Historic Site
700 Bullocks Point Ave
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Gorgeous big hand-carved horses and beautiful vintage artwork and organ. This grandiose historic carousel MOVES!! What a great ride---you will want to go round again, and again! great concession stand, and the bayside park often has events in the summer months. Concession stand serves quality local fare.
Classic RI seafood restaurant since 1948 --at our biggest fishing port---Galilee in Narragansett and on Salty Brine State Beach. Roger Wheeler and Scarborough State Beaches are within a couple of miles. Open year 'round. Walk from the Block Island Ferry landing and short drive over to Point Judith Light.
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George's of Galilee
250 Sand Hill Cove Road
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Classic RI seafood restaurant since 1948 --at our biggest fishing port---Galilee in Narragansett and on Salty Brine State Beach. Roger Wheeler and Scarborough State Beaches are within a couple of miles. Open year 'round. Walk from the Block Island Ferry landing and short drive over to Point Judith Light.
Dame Farm and Orchards LLC
91B Brown Avenue
oldest tavern still operating in Rhode Island. Across from oldest Quaker Meeting House in Rhode Island
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White Horse Tavern
26 Marlborough Street
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oldest tavern still operating in Rhode Island. Across from oldest Quaker Meeting House in Rhode Island
Super old restaurant, good food, local favorite--purportedly haunted. Historic Chepachet.
Tavern on Main
1157 Putnam Pike
Super old restaurant, good food, local favorite--purportedly haunted. Historic Chepachet.
$$$$$ European style dining WESTMINSTER ST
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The Dorrance
60 Dorrance Street
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$$$$$ European style dining WESTMINSTER ST
Greek fare.
Yoleni’s Providence
292 Westminster St
Greek fare.
Historytour/museum
Beautifully preserved by the Smithfield Historic Preservation Society, this 18th-century homestead is a open to the public. It is on Stillwater Rd. at the North end of the lake. Rumor has it it's haunted, too!
Smith-Appleby House
220 Stillwater Road
Beautifully preserved by the Smithfield Historic Preservation Society, this 18th-century homestead is a open to the public. It is on Stillwater Rd. at the North end of the lake. Rumor has it it's haunted, too!
Marvelous example of early RI architecture, built by shipwrights, established by Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island and champion of religious liberty, freedom of conscience and the first separation of church and state.
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First Baptist Church in America
75 North Main Street
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Marvelous example of early RI architecture, built by shipwrights, established by Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island and champion of religious liberty, freedom of conscience and the first separation of church and state.
Awesome living history of original Pilgrim settlement. one hour+ from home
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Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Avenue
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Awesome living history of original Pilgrim settlement. one hour+ from home
Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution
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Slater Mill Historic Site
67 Roosevelt Avenue
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Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution
Founder of Rhode Island and champion of freedom of conscience and religion and the first separation of church and state.
Roger Williams National Memorial
282 N Main St
Founder of Rhode Island and champion of freedom of conscience and religion and the first separation of church and state.
Sightseeing
The city bursts into fantastical life on Waterfire nights from April to November starting at 5 p.m. to half past midnight.
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WaterFire
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The city bursts into fantastical life on Waterfire nights from April to November starting at 5 p.m. to half past midnight.