10 Rhode Island restaurants and attractions visitors and locals love

January 15, 2018 / New England

Spring semester is here, and Rhode Island has something for everyone. Don’t get your nose stuck in a book—let Uber help you unlock all that Lil Rhody has to offer.

Fun things to do in Rhode Island


Roger Williams Park Zoo

The Roger Williams Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the country and is known not only for its nearly 100 animal species, but also for its lush landscaping. Catch a glimpse of the only African elephants in New England or check out some of the native North American animals, from the bald eagle to the bison.

Where: 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI


International Tennis Hall of Fame

Learn about the tennis greats throughout history, snap a pic with the Roger Federer hologram, or get a glimpse of the pristine grass courts that host tennis’s best at the annual Hall of Fame tournament.

Where: 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI


Block Island

It may be a ferry ride away, but Block Island is well worth a visit. Walk the Maza and Clayhead preserve and you’ll feel as if you’ve been dropped onto a deserted beach island: breathtaking beach bluffs, ocean views, and not a soul in sight. You can even ride off into the sunset on your very own horse, courtesy of Rustic Rides Farm.

Where: Block Island, New Shoreham, RI


Sail in Newport Harbor

As one of the most famous maritime towns in the US, Newport takes sailing seriously. Set sail with some of the world’s best on one of the many charters offered here.

Where: Newport Harbor, Newport, RI


Providence Performing Arts Center

Your one-stop-shop for all things performing arts in Rhode Island. From broadway musicals to symphony and ballet, your evening at the theater starts at the Providence Performing Arts Center.

Where: 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI


Polo in Portsmouth

Newport polo brings new meaning to the word tailgating. Bring champagne and a picnic and get excited to stomp in the divots at half time.

Where: 250 Linden Ln, Portsmouth, RI


RISD Museum

As one of the most celebrated design schools in the nation, it is only natural that the Rhode Island School of Design would have an equally impressive art museum. With a collection including everything from mummies to Monet, there is bound to be art for everyone in your group.

Where: 20 North Maine St., Providence, RI


Newport Cliff Walk

Experience the breathtaking views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the ornate estates from Newport’s Gilded era. This 3.5-mile stretch is a Rhode Island highlight not to be missed.

Where: Newport, RI


Federal Hill

Often referred to as Providence’s “Little Italy,” Federal Hill plays host to an abundance of Italian restaurants, specialty shops, and more. Take a walking tour for a deeper dive on the neighborhood and its history.

Where: Providence, RI



Rhode Island is home to a surprising amount of vineyards, the most prominent of which can be found just outside Newport: from Newport Vineyards to Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard to name a few . Wander through the vines and try a sampling of the Ocean State’s finest grapes.

Where: Around Newport, RI


Rhode Island has plenty to offer from ocean vistas, to arts and entertainment, to the best of the animal kingdom. Get out and explore.