Rhode Island Travel Guide

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Rhode Island Highlights

  • Pro
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     Diverse in architecture, activities, landscape, ethnic composition 

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     Not much here to do.... 

  • In a nutshell
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     It's a beautiful place 

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Newport

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Providence

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278,479,14

Block Island

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43,63,0

Bristol

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36,96,3

Wickford

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55,127,1

Westerly

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Central Falls

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Narragansett

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Jamestown

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Middletown

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Coventry

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19,51,2

Pawtucket

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Woonsocket

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15,17,2

Galilee

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Pawtuxet

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Narragansett Beach

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North Providence

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Matunuck

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1,2,0

North Kingstown

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5,13,3

Rhode Island

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10,6,0

Newport

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  • The Breakers

    Newport Things to Do

    The Breakers is the largest and most magnificent of the Newport Summer house mansions. It was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1893 and has over 65,000 sq feet of indoor space along with a 13 acre lawn overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. if you visit only one Newport Mansion, this should be it.

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  • Hotel Viking

    Newport Hotels

    The Hotel Viking opened in May 1926, and the two wings of rooms were added in the 1960s and 1970s....

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  • Yesterday's and the Place

    Newport Restaurants

    This is always a nice place to grab a drink and a snack at the bar or enjoy a meal. Yesterday's is located in Washington Square which makes it rather easy to walk to from most of the area hotels and very close to shopping on Thames. My wife and I always enjoy stopping in when we are staying in Newport. The atmosphere is nice and casual; we can...

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Providence

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  • Always a sunny day

    Providence Restaurants

    To be honest, I'm a little ambivalent about telling you about the Sunnyside, because it is already immensely popular and that means it's almost always a wait to get a table, so why spread the word? Only because it's fabulous, and it would be a shame for a visitor (at least, a visitor with access to a car) to miss it.Three seasons of the year, you...

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  • Renaissance Providence Hotel

    Providence Hotels

    The Renaissance Providence Hotel is part of the Marriott family of hotels. The hotel was built...

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  • My favorite -

    Providence Restaurants

    Pot au Feu is a quality restaurant which has been in Providence for many years and holds the distinction of being Julia Childs' favorite when she visited the city.The lower lever is a brick walled bistro serving the best French onion soup as well as a knock out Pear Martini. All their dinner entres deserve praise - as well as the atmosphere,...

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Block Island

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  • Mohegan Bluffs

    Block Island Things to Do

    The bluffs of Block Island have been in the news quite a bit because of the erosion problems of an island. In fact there is a famous light house that had to be moved back inland a number of feet in order to save it from falling into the ocean. The bluffs and lighthouse are popular destinations if you are renting a moped or a bicycle...or if you...

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  • Enjoy the ferry to Block Island

    Block Island Transportation

    It's a great ride... blustery, but you can go below deck if you get chilly. My father used to love to take the ferry to Block Island and back... didn't care about the island... just the ride.Folks stand at the rail in the beginning and ending of the ride, but settle into reading or snoozing or snacking during the one hour ride on the traditional...

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  • slow or fast ferry

    Block Island Transportation

    There is a large traditional ferry which we used on our way to the island this time, and then there is a fast ferry, which we used on our way home. It takes half the time (1/2 hr). Coming into the harbour on the ferry is such a beautiful sight.At the end of the day trip or weekend...travellers line up for the ferry ride home. Pretty long lines in...

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Bristol

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  • Portuguese homes of Bristol

    Bristol Favorites

    The housing stock is modest in this area of Bristol. These homes were built in order to house the many immigrants who came to work the mills and the waters of this waterfront town. Some of the homes are two family buildings...perhaps the parents on one floor and the offspring on the other, when they marry. Sometimes people are unrelated but living...

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  • William's Grant Inn

    Bristol Hotels

    I have visited this B&B in the past, but never stayed over. I can only say that I found the owners...

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  • Whirlygigs and chickens

    Bristol Local Customs

    I love whirlygigs and have several around our back yard. Along our way at the recent house tour, I spotted this ingenius rendition of back yard whimsy. Whoever did it has inspired me once again. I NEED MORE WHIRLY-GIGS!!This creative gardener (pic 2) has figured out a way to get lots of them into one space...and it's pretty interesting looking!

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Wickford

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  • Sewing "Findings"

    Wickford Shopping

    South of Wickford in the mill town of Hamilton was the Hamilton Web Company. We used to go there to buy braids, lace and rickrack and the like. There was a little store at the factory where they sold odds and ends.My mother and I used to go there to buy braids in the early 70s It was priced by the foot

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  • Haddie Pierce House

    Wickford Hotels

    146 Boston Neck Road, Wickford, Rhode Island, 02852, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Quonset Point NAS

    Wickford Favorites

    In 1970, my husband was on an aircraft carrier which moved home port from Norfolk to Quonset Point. But the carrier was going to be deployed for a lot of the next year. So while that was going on, we put our furniture in storage and my three children and I moved in with my parents in Maryland. When the carrier came back to RI briefly that winter at...

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Westerly

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  • The only beach in RI with clubs on the...

    Westerly Nightlife

    Starting at the Southwest end at the Andrea Hotel heading east to the Windjammer Club, there are many clubs offering drinking, dancing to live music, and other revelry right on the beach or across the street. It is the only area in RI with clubs on the beach. On a Saturday night, young adults come from the surrounding states to live it up and have...

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  • SANDY SHORE MOTEL AND APTS

    Westerly Hotels

    HORRIBLE!! WORST STAY ANYWHERE!!THE BLINDS WERE BENT AND BROKEN,STRANGER STARING IN MY ROOM i STAYED...

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  • Fishing

    Westerly Things to Do

    There are several good places for fishing in Westerly, especially during the Fall Striper and Blue Fish migration.The first place is the Beach at Misquamicut. There are five miles of beach to fish from. You should go after Labor Day when the tourists leave. Just look for the schools eating the bait and the birds above taking advantage of the bait...

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Central Falls

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  • A little Poland in Rhode Island

    Central Falls Things to Do

    "It was at the close of the 19th century, at a time when the weaving industry in New England began to prosper, that the Polish people were attracted to Central Falls, Valley Falls, Pawtucket and other vicinities in the state of Rhode Island. The first Polish people came to Central Falls and settled in the vicinity of High Street. Since no Church...

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  • Residential Architecture off Broad...

    Central Falls Things to Do

    I climbed a small hill street, past an elementary school where I witnessed a teacher scolding a disruptive immigrant kid, and into the neighborhoods of Central Falls, which team with large multi-family homes. These were the working class homes of factory workers, and today are home to mostly immigrants. Mixed in are the occasional large single...

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  • Upstream from Blackstone Falls

    Central Falls Things to Do

    From the bridge that divides Cumberland from Central Falls, one can see a pontoon excursion boat parked at a dock. Directly below the bridge one can see the accumulation of debris that the state should figure out a way to clean up more often. Upstream there are more trails and the still water of the Blackstone River still held back by the stone and...

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Narragansett

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  • Breakfast with a Hip Vibe

    Narragansett Restaurants

    We went to Crazy Burger for breakfast - crazy! But they offered a truly wonderful b'fast in a great setting - all kinds of neat stuff hanging from the ceiling and on the walls, and of course, a high chair for baby! They're open year-round - breakfast is their main business actually during the school year as kids from URI hang out there. Service was...

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  • Anchor Motel

    Narragansett Hotels

    We spent 6 nights at the Anchor Motel in mid-September and couldn't have asked for a more perfect...

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  • Don't Miss the Doughboys!

    Narragansett Restaurants

    At first glance we thought this place was a greasy spoon and not much to look at. But it was about the only place open in the area, so we went back and stood in line and ordered. You can also order and eat inside - there's an entrance on the left, and plenty of tables. The doughboys! OMG! I'd never had one. So greasy and sugary and goo-od! Yum....

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Jamestown

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  • Farm Day in Jamestown, RI

    Jamestown Things to Do

    Visit an historic farm in Rhode Island on the beautiful island of Jamestown. Rural and wonderful... you can stop between Wickford and Newport and then over the bridge you go in either direction.The Watson Farm is owned by Historic New ENgland and operated by Don and HEather Minto, who live at the farm, and raise Red Devon cattle. This heritage...

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  • Wyndham Newport Overlook

    Jamestown Hotels

    150 Bay View Dr., (formerly Newport Overlook Hotel), Jamestown, Rhode Island, 02835, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Cows with strange markings

    Jamestown Off The Beaten Path

    Noticed these cows in a nearby pasture....with a sort of "belted" marking. They even had a fluff to the back of their necks similar to a horse's mane. We were pretty surprised to see them after just having seen the strange markings on the pigs at Casey Farm. Hoping someone has an explanation for us.

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Middletown

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  • Donuts and more donuts!

    Middletown Restaurants

    Unlike the chain Dunkin Donuts, Ma's donuts is an independent donut shop. This particular location opens 24 hours. If you're out late and need late snacks, this is a perfect place to satisfy your hunger. Their donuts are pretty good. Chocolate glazed donuts.

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  • Hampton Inn & Suites

    Middletown Hotels

    We choose this hotel for its proximity, about 2 miles from downtown Newport and its Mansions. The...

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  • Holy Cow!

    Middletown Restaurants

    Newport Creamery has several locations in the Southern New England. The restaurant offers quality food and service at a reasonable price.Our waitress was very very friendly. She even joked around with the patrons frequently. With family atmosphere and settings, it's quite an enjoyable experience dining in Newport Creamery.The menu is a typical...

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Coventry

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  • For those forgotten items

    Coventry Shopping

    Wal-Mart is just about in every location you visit in the U.S. Most trips to Coventry we have all we need for the trip but on the rare occasion we head to Wal-Mart for those forgotten items.Wal-Mart is a US chain of stores that carry everything from groceries, tolietries, clothing, toys, garden supplies, electronis and more. If you left something...

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  • Hampton Inn

    Coventry Hotels

    Another good priced hotel that fits our needs conveniently located off of exit 7 of I-95 in the...

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  • Cheap, Roadtrip Breakfast

    Coventry Restaurants

    Our last visit to Coventry was an overnight stop before heading off to our nephew's Christening in Warwick. We decided to stop at Denny's for a good breakfast before heading out of town; the free hotel breakfast just didn't look appetizing that morning.We had never been to Denny's before despite our many stays in Coventry; so we decided to give it...

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Pawtucket

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  • WHERE TO BUY AUTHENTIC POLISH FOOD

    Pawtucket Shopping

    A wonderful young man from Poland has made a great success out of supplying us with authentic Polish food. Polish is the prevalent language spoken here, but the staff is proficient in English, so no worries. A large map is on the post opposite the counter... where people put a pin on the town, village, or city they are from in Poland. Of course I...

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  • Comfort Inn Pawtucket

    Pawtucket Hotels

    2 George St, Pawtucket, RI 02860

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Learn the old trades and crafts

    Pawtucket Things to Do

    Slater Mill offers a number of classes in the old trades and skills of yesterday. I've been enjoying a class in Weaving lately. I'll try to post some pics of my work and the class projects.There is also a class in caning chairs, spinning, quilting, and knitting. It's a fabulous big space on the second floor and we get to use their looms and...

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Woonsocket

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  • The Hachi Trail

    Woonsocket Things to Do

    The movie "Hachi: A Dog's Tale" (2009) was filmed largely in Woonsocket, RI. It is the story of a dog whose master goes to work and never comes back because he dies while at work. The dog then faithfully comes to the train station every day at the same time, expecting to see his master. He continues this routine until the very last day of his own...

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    Woonsocket Hotels

    194 Fortin Drive, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 02895, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Egg Rolls and Jazz

    Woonsocket Nightlife

    Yes you can have chinese food and egg rolls while you watch the show. We would only go for drinks and the attraction of the night. Chan's gets great entertainment and it's always wonderful music. Gives you a funny feeling to walk thru the front of the restaurant...quite Chinese... and then into a room which is the nightclub where you see the...

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Galilee

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  • Visit Block Island

    Galilee Things to Do

    I didn't take the trip to Block Island but I hope to do it some day. I only watched the ferries from the beach near the canal. There's a new high speed ferry service that will charge you about $32 (adult fee) for the same day round trip. The traditional ferry is at half the price. The service is available all year round, parking is also available....

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  • Drive the old coastal road

    Galilee Off The Beaten Path

    You can drive a coastal road from Galillee thru Narragansett and Wickford and all the way up to Pawtuxet Village, if you like. down in the beach area there are some wonderful old homes overlooking the ocean... some are more palatial than others. This fairly modest house (for the neighborhood) may have a gated entry left over from grander days....

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  • Wonderful veggies at a quaint farm stand

    Galilee Off The Beaten Path

    Watch for this farm stand as you enter (or leave Galillee). along the road you'll see the sign. The farm is owned by the state and there is a lucky family who gets to live in the big old house and tend to the farm. They get to sell the vegetables they grow. They also make delicious preserves and home baked pies! When you stop in, you'll notice a...

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Pawtuxet

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  • Walk the waterfront..sail a boat..watch...

    Pawtuxet Local Customs

    The cove on the northern edge of the village is called Stillhouse Cove. So named because the 1700's saw a lot of rum making in stillhouses along the water's edge. The rum would be shipped out or sold locally. There was a considerable amount of seafaring trade going on in and out of Pawtuxet in those days. We refer to it as the "triangular...

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  • Dancing in a vintage ballroom

    Pawtuxet Nightlife

    Rhodes on the Pawtuxet is quite a large ballroom which has been a popular dance hall since the era of the big band sound. Originally there was a canoe club which allowed you to paddle on the river with your sweety. The hall has an excellent dance floor, a stage, and a balcony to sit and observe... or hide out (whichever your intentions). ...

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  • Sail it, motor it, enjoy it....

    Pawtuxet Things to Do

    This is Pawtuxet Cove....home to me and home to numerous pleasure craft during the summer months. It's a small cove which protects us from high winds and creates a peaceful view from my side (which is in Warwick) and the peninsula known as the 'neck' which is on the Cranston side. Pawtuxet River separates the two cities and empties into this...

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