Local Towns

Welcome to Rhode Island where the inviting landscape and sensational coastline provides visitors with real life peacefulness and relaxation. You are invited to smell the salt air, feel the sand beneath your feet, wander moonlight trails, float on a gentle wave, or simply discover the sights and sounds of our natural beauty.

With Newport’s breathtaking scenery it’s no wonder why artists are easily inspired. Preserving their work and revealing their ideas for the community among a variety of art galleries is where you can find art lovers alike.


Founded in 1639, the city of Newport is located in Newport County, Rhode Island, at the southern tip of Aquidneck Island, and is bounded by Middletown to the north and three bodies of water: Narragansett Bay to the west; Sakonnet River to the east; and Rhode Island Sound to the south.

 

Home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront downtown, and welcoming hospitality, Newport is considered by many to be a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. For those whose hearts lie in architecture, design, and history, Newport offers tours of opulent mansions, interesting museums, and a number of walking tours that reveal the Colonial and Gilded Age charm of the city. 

Newport

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The coastal town of Bristol is located approximately 30 minutes north of Newport. Steeped in rich history that spans three centuries, Bristol is a quintessential New England waterfront town that seamlessly blends outdoor beauty with cultural pleasures.

 

The historic enclave is studded with parks featuring a bike/walking path for recreational opportunities and stunning vistas along with a treasure trove of centuries-old homes, museums, and locally-owned boutiques, seafood eateries and restaurants.

Bristol
Wickford

Nestled along the waterfront of Wickford Harbor, historic Wickford Village offers a taste of New England as it was a century or more ago. Its historic homes from the 1700's, churches, gardens and picturesque harbor offer a glimpse of our nation’s early history.

 

Wickford is a thriving commercial village with a wonderful sense of history. Come watch the boats, enjoy lunch at an outdoor cafe, browse through the shops, walk the tree-lined streets and even feed the ducks. And there is always something going on in Wickford.  Whether it’s the annual Wickford Art Festival in July, the Festival of Lights in December, and Daffodil Days in the spring.

Narragansett

Recognized as the home of some of the finest beaches in the Northeast, Narragansett provides the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful or fun-filled vacation.

 

While traveling on scenic Ocean Rd., you will get a glimpse of a spectacular architectural structure, the Towers of Narragansett. This well-known landmark evokes scenes from Narragansett's Victorian past. The bustling Port of Galilee, the second largest commercial fishing port in New England, guarantees the freshest fish on the East Coast.

 

Galilee is also the main port for the Block Island ferries and Rhode Island's only whale watching excursion onboard the Gail Frances.

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