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Life can throw curveballs at us when we least expect it, which means we try to make the most of every day. Even if we’ve got a year filled with activities and responsibilities, we really should try to get away every now and then – or maybe once each month. These 12 getaways in Rhode Island will help us relax, recharge, and rediscover our state’s beauty. We might even discover one of our new favorite vacation destinations in Rhode Island.

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What are your favorite getaways in Rhode Island? How about your favorite vacation destinations in Rhode Island? Let us know in the comments! Ready for more fun? Check out these 12 magnificent hidden gems in Rhode Island – one for each month of the year.

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What are some of the best vacation destinations in Rhode Island?

These Vrbos are just some of the best places to stay in Rhode Island. Even if we don’t have time for a getaway, we’ll find plenty of the best vacation destinations in Rhode Island that double as idyllic day trips, including:

  • Although Block Island can get really busy during the summer, it’s an absolute must-visit with sandy beaches, lighthouses, and eclectic restaurants. It’s also home to Mohegan Bluffs, a spectacular natural wonder in Rhode Island.
  • With its restaurants and shops, Downtown Newport draws locals and visitors from all over. Take time out for a stroll along the famous Cliff Walk, too.
  • Spend a few hours strolling through Roger Williams Park Zoo.

With so many amazing day trips in Rhode Island, you’ll be able to pack your schedule with fun all year long.

What are some of the most charming small towns in Rhode Island?

Some of the best small towns make the best vacation destinations in Rhode Island or, if you don’t have a whole lot of time, make it a day trip. Here are a few of the most charming small towns in Rhode Island:

  • Narragansett
  • Bristol
  • Westerly
  • Tiverton

Be sure to add a few tiny towns in Rhode Island to your itinerary, too, or check out the best little food towns in Rhode Island. Take a hearty appetite with you.