15 Things to Do in Rhode Island For Your Next Getaway

“Little Rhody” is a great place to visit, and there are many fun things in Rhode Island for adults, couples, or families.

Though it’s a popular U.S. destination in the summer, there are still fun things to do in Rhode Island in the spring, fall, and winter, when towns come alive during the holiday season.

Go Sailing

Rhode Island is known for sailing. It’s often called the “sailing capital of the world” due to the area's longest winning streak in America’s Cup boat race.

Visit Restaurants

The Ocean State is best known for its seafood if you think with your belly. Try littlenecks, clam cakes, stuffies, and even more seafood dishes.

Attend Music Festivals

The Newport Jazz Festival still exists and happens every summer. Head to Fort Adams in the summer. Newport also hosts the folk festival and chamber music festival every year.

Explore The Mansions

Have you ever wondered why there are so many mansions in Newport, Rhode Island? There are 11 Newport Mansions, to be exact! Back in the Gilded Age, this was a summertime playground for wealthy families from New York City and Philadelphia.

Head to The Beaches

You can swim at the beaches in Newport, Rhode Island. Locally called First Beach, Easton Beach is a popular spot near downtown Newport, close to the Cliffwalk.

Check Out The Green Animal Topiary Garden

Visit one of the oldest topiary gardens to see shrubs cut into the shape of different animals. Though you can roam freely once inside, admission is not free. Tickets for adults cost $18 apiece, while tickets for children are $8 each.

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