Rhode Island has so many amazing places to explore! From rocky seaside cliff walks, mansions, and stunning parks, the list goes on and on. Here are 10 incredible places to spend your day exploring in the Ocean State.
10. Arcade, Providence
This national historic landmark is located in the heart of Downcity, Providence. Not only is it architecturally stunning, it is fully stocked with an eclectic array of stores and restaurants such as the H.P. Lovecraft store and New Harvest Coffee and Spirits.
9. Wickford Village, North Kingstown
If you're looking for a classic New England historic village to experience, Wickford is perfect. Amazing seafood restaurants, charming boutiques, and a breathtaking harbor define your day of exploration in this historic village.
8. Fort Adams State Park, Newport
Located at the mouth of Newport Harbor, the stunning views and historic coastal fortification at Fort Adams State Park are perfect for the explorer at heart. The fort dates back to the 1700s and is simply one of a kind.
7. The Umbrella Factory, Charlestown
From vintage shops, a charming cafe, and even emus roaming about, The Umbrella Factory makes for a wonderful and exciting visit.
6. Arcadia Management Area
The thousands of acres making up Arcadia park are full of endless opportunities for exploration.
5. Slater Mill Historic Site, Pawtucket
Discover the Industrial Revolution all over again at Slater Mill Historic Site. Unique tours are available year round throughout the grounds and the greenery aside the impressive dam makes for a wonderful picnic spot.
4. Block Island
"Take a trip on the Block Island Ferry," and explore the Mohegan Bluffs, a wildlife reserve, tons of amazing beaches, and lovely restaurants.
3. The Breakers, Newport
The Breakers might be the grandest mansion along the Cliff Walk. This stunning 70 room mansion was built by the Vanderbilt family and makes for a memorable experience!
2. Newport Cliff Walk, Newport
Newport Cliff Walk is a stunning stretch of walkway along the sea. As if the beautiful views weren't enough, historic mansions are scattered throughout and are just waiting to be visited and explored.
1. Beavertail State Park, Jamestown
Beavertail State Park is packed with excitement. From a small aquarium, a historic lighthouse museum, picnic areas, and rocky cliffs to scout out starfish and other sea creatures, there's a reason this place is number one.