Rhode Island Vacation Rentals: An Introduction
Although Rhode Island or the Ocean State is the smallest state in the US, in terms of its total area, it should certainly not be overlooked when looking for a holiday destination. The state has more than 400 miles of coastline, making it the perfect destination for a beach vacation. Aside from its beaches, Rhode Island also has plenty of tourist spots, recreation areas and festivals and events which would surely help you have the best holiday yet.
We also have plenty of Rhode Island vacation home options that you can choose from including Narragansett vacation rentals, Newport vacation homes, Charlestown vacation homes and South Kingstown vacation rentals. You can also look through the Rhode Island vacation specials and Rhode Island vacation deals that we are offering to plan your trip easily.
Rhode Island Vacation Destinations
A beautiful seaside city which famous for its large mansions, shopping, fine beaches, colorful history and spectacular natural scenery, Newport is popular among travelers from other states and other countries. Make sure that before going to this city, you have gone through the Newport vacation houses that we have listed here to guarantee you a relaxing and unforgettable holiday.
There are a lot to see in Newport. You can visit the Famous Cliff Walk, which is a scenic walkway that gives you the opportunity to see the best views in the New England area. As you walk through it, you would also be able to see plenty of wildlife. You can also go to the Ocean Drive, a 10-mile drive that is along the shoreline of Newport. On the drive, you would be able to see many private beaches, the Green Bridge and countless luxurious houses and mansions.
If you are traveling with your family, a good family-oriented destination would be Fort Adams. Fort Adams showcases more than 180 years of history through the soldier's quarters, the beautiful architecture of the structures on-site and the Naval War College Museum Exhibit. Fort Adams is also where several festivals and events are held such as Family Day that offer face painting and other wholesome activities and attractions.
The city also has plenty of museums and galleries which you could visit to have a cultural experience of Newport. Some galleries and museums that you might want to include in your itinerary include the Newport Art Museum, the Museum of Yachting, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the Touro Synagogue National Historic Site and the Samuel Whitehorne House Museum.
Newport also offers numerous activities throughout the whole year. In the summer, visitors can engage in different water sports activities such as kayaking, boating, surfing, sailing, jet skiing and yachting. In the winter, there are a lot of outdoor skating rinks such as the one on Newport Harbor where you can sharpen your ice skating skills or just have a good time. You can also do some skydiving at the Sky Dive Newport. Shopping and gambling are also popular activities for both locals and tourists. A good shopping destination would be Downtown Newport, where you would be able to find a wide array of stores that sell everything from clothes and accessories to jewelry and souvenir items. As for gambling, the Newport Grand would be your best bet, as it has more than 1,000 slot machines available. Make sure to choose a Newport vacation rental that would be located near the attractions and recreational areas that you are planning to visit to make the most out of your stay.
The capital and the largest city in the state, Providence has been reborn from being an industrial bastion of organized crime operations to a safe and wonderful city that has countless parks, historic sites and attractions. Today, tourists flock the city to participate in events and festivals, visit tourist spots and experience the city's vibrant and exciting nightlife.
As you choose a Providence vacation rental, make sure that you would be checking which attractions you want to visit to be sure that you would be staying at one that has a convenient location. Some attractions in the city that are worth visiting would include the Museum at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Roger Williams National Memorial, the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium located in Roger Williams Park, the Culinary Archives and Museum at the Johnson and Wales University, the Providence Children's Museum, Waterplace Park, the John Brown house Museum, the Rhode Island State House, the Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum.
A unique and interesting event that you can schedule your trip around in would be Waterfire, which is centered on a series of a hundred fires that continue to burn on three rivers passing through the middle of the downtown area of Providence. The series of fires illuminates about two thirds of a mile and tourists and residents gather near the river to see it. Other festivals that are popular among tourists and residents alike would include the feast of St. Joseph, "The Stroll". Foo Fest, the Providence SoundSession, Columbus Day and Bright Night Providence.
You can also take the Providence Ghost Walk tour which allows you to discover the more about the haunted history of the city. While staying in your Providence vacation home rental, you could also head out to watch some performances at the AS220, the Providence Performing Arts Center and the Trinity Repertory Company. There are also plenty of entertainment areas around the city where events are held such as the Dunkin' Donuts Center and the Rhode Island Convention Center Providence. As for live musical performances, you can go to Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, the Century Lounge, Club Hell and Jerky's Music Hall. To experience the excitement of nightlife in the city, head to some famous bars and clubs such as the Monet Lounge, the Colosseum and Club Therapy.
Situated in South County, Narragansett is where several beach villages can be found including Scarborough, Point Judith, Galilee and Bonnet Shores. Here, you would be able to take in the warmth of the sun while lounging by the beach. There are also plenty of Narragansett beach vacation homes which you could stay in to allow you to experience everything that the city has to offer. Some attractions that you can go to while in Narragansett include South County Museum, the Narragansett Towers, Point Judith Lighthouse, Newton Rocks and the Indian Head. Aside from staying by the beach, you can also go biking, kayaking, surfing, diving as well as play golf.