Small and totally mighty, Rhode Island is one of the gorgeous spots on the east coast that’s totally amazing to explore! From picturesque bays, historic towns and museums galore, there’s a heap of the best things to do in Rhode Island dotted all across the state.
We totally loved our trip to Rhode Island, especially Providence that is so lovely to visit. That being said, there’s no need to just confine yourself to one state whilst in the region. Whilst here, we tagged on a trip around Massachusetts best places and had the most amazing time in Boston, too.
So, to help you get the most out of your trip around Rhode Island, I wanted to share our top spots that we fell in love with. Some are nature-based, others involve the quaint little towns; but whatever the case, I’m sure you’ll find a shed load to fall head over heels with!
Take a look, below, at the best things to do in Rhode Island. Enjoy your time exploring the east coast.
Nestled on the shores of Aquidneck Island, Newport is a thriving little city that’s beautiful to visit. Easily reached by a number of bridges connecting the island, it’s the kind of place that’s well worth visiting for a day (or two) when road tripping the east coast.
Once you arrive, be sure to check out Ochre Point Avenue and The Breakers, a vast Vanderbilt mansion that’s too amazing to miss. Built back in the 1800s, it was symbolic of the Vanderbilt’s wealth. And it even shows to this day.
With around 70 rooms and a colossal three-story dining room that’s a total masterpiece. The whole mansion is a work of art!
Afterwards, step out of The Breakers and follow the iconic Cliff Walk that heads around the shoreline and bays here. The views from here are totally stunning and it’s such a gorgeous spot to visit later in the afternoon when the sun dips a little lower.
Love your mansions and ornate architecture? Then make sure to stick around the Bellevue Avenue Mansions. This area of Newport is famed for its stunning buildings and you can find them all spread between the ocean and Bellevue. It’s lovely.
Be sure to visit the iconic Rosecliff Mansion, Marble House and don’t forget about The Elms, too.
The latter is another gem of a mansion and one of the best things to do in Rhode Island to explore the regions iconic houses.
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