The Ocean State is filled with wonder and natural beauty that is sure to leave you in awe! From stunning state parks and man-made magic, the options for unique and amazing sites are limitless in the nation’s smallest state. Here are 11 of the most breathtaking marvels in Rhode Island.
1. Beavertail State Park, Jamestown
This stunning state park not only offers a historical lighthouse museum, but also acres of beautiful trails and rocky scenic space to explore. It's great for picnics, photography, and so much more!
2. Green Animals Topiary Garden, Portsmouth
The dozens of unique topiary sculptures found at this amazing garden are a wonderful sight to behold. Definitely visit them this summer!
3. The Breakers, Newport
This former Vanderbilt summer residence is a massive and stunning Gilded Age mansion. You can explore this breathtaking building through the Newport Preservation Society along with other gorgeous mansions.
4. Mohegan Bluffs, Block Island
The Mohegan Bluffs are not only incredible to take in, they are also situated alongside a beautiful beach. Taking the ferry over to Block Island is just so worth it to visit this natural attraction.
5. Fort Adams State Park, Newport
This former United States Army post is more than a century old and found right in Newport. Exploring the fort and walking around the grounds is a wonderful experience.
6. Autumn foliage
From Roger Williams State Park in Providence to Arcadia Management Area, there are just so many places to take in the gorgeous scenery.
7. Cliff Walk, Newport
The Newport Cliff Walk is a 3.5 mile walk along the bay and one you won't soon forget. Take in the breathtaking views and explore the architecture along the route.
8. Rose Island Lighthouse
This historic lighthouse is located on gorgeous Rose Island and is viewable from the Newport Bridge. It's consistently referred to as one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the nation and is so worth the visit.
9. Slater Mills Historic Site, Pawtucket
Slater Mills is a series of textile mills that were essential to the Industrial Revolution. They offer guided history tours as well as ghost tours that are both educational and memorable.
10. Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge, Charlestown
Experience diverse wetland and upland habitats, amazing wildlife and bird watching, and more at Ninigret! This refuge is located in the charming town of Charlestown.
11. Gilbert Stuart Museum, Saunderstown
This colonial era house museum celebrates the life of the renowned 18th and 19th century portraitist. Guided tours include the mills, which are amazing to learn about!
Rhode Island sure does have a lot of amazing attractions! If you’re in the state and looking for other great things to do, here’s another list of