Welcome to our selection of holiday rentals in Rhode Island.
Did you know that the oldest carousel, the oldest Synagogue and the oldest operating tavern in the United States are located in Rhode Island? It may be the smallest state in the US, but offers a lot to its visitors.
You can start with a tour to the Spring Lake Beach and Arcade for a trip back in time. On a 750-foot beach there are volleyball courts, paddleboats, canoes and a penny arcade that has been in existence since 1931. It is open from May to September and guarantees you a great time.
If art is your weakness, head to the Rhode Island Watercolor Society where artists and visitors are provided an opportunity to exhibit, view or purchase watercolors. There are regular shows throughout the year and one can also learn about this particular style of painting. If you prefer to bike through, head to the Blackstone River Bikeway to enjoy the peaceful wooded river.
Talking of greenery, if you like decorating your garden, head to the Planet Garden to view and enjoy the mind boggling array of things that can be used to do up your garden. Unusual benches, birdbaths, stepping-stones, fountains, sundials, you’ll find them all here.
Tucked away between Benson Beach and Surf Beach, you will find Baby Beach – so named as it’s a favorite spot to take little children along for a dip in the ocean. If you are in Block Island, head to one of its beaches to enjoy the breathtaking view and soak in the tranquility. Move to Block Island where you can walk, watch the birds or take some spectacular pictures, or rent a kayak to paddle along the 700 acres of tidal ponds. You are sure to enjoy the scenic view from a relaxed perspective.
Head to the Coggeshall Farm Museum to see what life and work was in the 1790s. Rare livestock, vegetables, different buildings like barns, cooling house, blacksmith shop etc are demonstrated throughout the year.
Move on to a Newport History Tour to learn about the fascinating Colonial history of the place. This is a must do to learn about pirates, the history of the people of color, the struggle for liberty, among others. The Newport Cliff Walk is an elevated walkway along Newport’s shoreline that offers views out of this world. From here head to the Jane Pickens Theatre, a historic and glamorous movie house, to take in a mix of first run movies, art films and documentaries.
Music, ice-skating, shopping, museums, architecture, spectacular views, you will come across it all in the smallest state.
We are sorry but at the present time we do not have any holiday rentals available in Rhode Island.
Things to do
Bank of America Skating Centre
Being twice the size of the Rockefeller Plaza ice rink, the Bank of America Skating centre is a popular winter destination for many people in New England.
Providence Ghost Tour
Providence Ghost Tour offers a unique chance to hunt for ghosts in the city’s east side. The tour takes visitors to the locations of various ‘abnormal deaths’ and hauntings. Some of these restless spirits where victims of fire, accidents, suicide and murder.
Water Wizz water Fun Park is a great place for the family to enjoy. The park offers several slides including steep speed slides and twisting slides. There are also smaller slides for younger children. Should you tire of slides the park is a short walk from the Misquamicut State Beach.
Frances Fleet offers lovers of fishing the chance to catch various deep-sea fish. Stronger anglers may wish to try fishing for Tuna, where fish of over 300Ibs have been caught. Daytrips are also available which tend to see smaller fish brought aboard and at night there is a unique opportunity to fish for squid.
Ruling Passion Cruise
Enjoy a sailing cruise aboard the Trimaran, Ruling Passion. The various cruise options that are available include the sunset and moonlight cruises with their stunning scenery. Also on offer is an evening ‘wine and cheese’ cruise.
Audubon Environmental Education Centre
The Audubon Environmental Education Centre is a natural history museum and aquarium. The centre offers various walking trails through the Mcintosh Wildlife Refuge. The centre also houses a life-size Right Whale and tide pool, allowing visitors to see various marine life including Blue Lobsters.
Fort Adams is the largest coastal fortification in the United States. Visitors can explore the history of the fort and see military re-enactments, vehicle shows and music festivals. The fort is so large its central parade field covers 6 acres. Tours are also available and private tours can be booked in advance.
Being a small state, Rhode Island’s airports are quite small. The largest of these is the Theodore Francis Green State Airport but international passengers will need to travel to other states before travelling to Rhode Island.
Rhode Island’s capital and largest city is Providence. Other major towns and cities include Wakefield, Newport and East Greenwich, which are all county seats.
The climate in Rhode Island tends to be warm with summer highs reaching the high 20s°C and winter lows averaging higher than –10°C.
Rhode Island is located in New England in the northeastern United States. The state borders the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut and shares a water boundary with Long Island New York. The state also holds the distinction of being the smallest state in the country.