380 Corys Lane Portsmouth, RI 02871 +1 401 847 1000
Even those who are not avid gardeners will enjoy this sprawling estate, located just a few miles from downtown Newport. Generations of gardeners have created topiary trees and hedges in all sorts of shapes and sizes, including the legendary animals. The garden is the oldest of its kind in North America and was once owned by a wealthy textile merchant. The stately Victorian home also has orchards and vegetable and herb gardens, in addition to the whimsical and elegant topiaries. Self-guided and garden maps are available (tours take approximately 90 minutes).
The Point Judith is a small village and cape, that stands located on the coast of the Narragansett of Rhode Island. The site occupies great historical importance. It is primarily important for the ferry service that goes on throughout the year. This vital ferry service connects the Block Island to the mainlands. It is coupled with an array of marine facilities. The fishing hamlet of Galilee in the Rhode Island is situated therein.
257 Atlantic Avenue Westerly, RI 02891 +1 401 596 9097
The Misquamicut State Beach which is a part of the three-mile (4.8 kilometer) long Misquamicut Beach, was deemed a state park in 1959. The state park today features several facilities like parking areas, hot and cold showers, changing rooms, restrooms, first aid and much more. Misquamicut State Beach is also the venue for the annual music festival Misquamicut Springfest.
35 Ocean Road Narragansett, RI 02882 +1 401 782 2597
The Towers are remnants and ruins of what was once a casino that was visited by who's who of the society. During the 19th Century, it gained prominence and it offered variety of activities like tennis, bowling and had a theater and reading room too. Unfortunately, it burned in 1900 and throughout the period has faced hurricanes and fires several times. Today, this historic structure is host to variety of cultural events and private functions like weddings. Call for details.
105 Upper College Road University of Rhode Island Kingston Campus Kingston, RI 02881 +1 401 874 1000/+1 401 874 2056
One of the best examples of a large, multi-functional college events center is the Edwards Auditorium, located on the URI campus. It features events, concerts, college meets with different dimensions and purposes. A visit to the auditorium is a must for students and faculty members alike. Call ahead for further details.
1 Keaney Road University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI 2881 +1 401 874 5480
Located on the campus of the University of Rhode Island, the Boss Ice Arena is one of the few ice rinks that are operational throughout the year. It is the home ground of the university's well-acclaimed men's and women's hockey clubs and hosts several scintillating and quite entertaining matches throughout the year. The arena can accommodate up to 2500 spectators and the ice surface measures 17,000 meters and it even has a pro-shop on the premises. So if you are a hockey fan, or just love ice skating, head on over here and enjoy the state-of-the-art facilities. See the website for more information.
1 Lincoln Almond Plaza University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI 2881 +1 401 788 3200
Located at the University of Rhode Island campus, this 86 foot tall building hosts various entertainment programs, concerts and community events. The Ryan Center, with a capacity of 7,700 seats, puts up live performances by old and new artistes and is visited by locals as well as tourists. The Center also organizes basketball and other sports events for students from different universities. Tickets can either be booked at the box office or by email. Phone bookings are available only for season tickets. Visit the Center's website for further details.
Farwell St. & Warner St. Newport, RI 02840 +1 800 976 5122
Common Burying Ground is made up of graves of colonists in Newport who were mainly African slaves and their descendants. This is one of the oldest known African burial grounds in America. It has the first African artwork in the country-headstones carved by a slave named Zingo Stevens, who worked in a stone shop and was freed later. The 282 gravestones date back to the 18th century. They provide an insight into what went on during that period. It also serves as a reminder that Americans of African descent have deep roots in America, its making and its history. This ground is also known as God's Little Acre.
125 Cory's Lane Portsmouth, RI 02871 +1 401 682 6000
Carnegie Abbey golf and country club was designed by Scottish architect Donald Steel. The layout and feel is similar to that of Scotland's most storied courses. The clientele is exclusive, carrying with it a membership fee for those with ample means. Miles of old stone wall meander throughout the expansive 500-acre property. Features of Carnegie Abbey include an Adirondack-style clubhouse, a European-style spa, and a riding stable with eight miles of trails. The course lies along the coast of the breathtaking Naragansett Bay, featuring deluxe waterfront properties and a heavenly playground for water-sport enthusiasts. Carnegie Abbey is your link to a bit of golf history ideally placed within today's world.
Washington Street Newport, RI 2840 +1 401 849 8048
The park sits along one of Newport's oldest residential sections, so visitors may see the Colonial homes once owned by sea captains and boat builders. This narrow park is right along the water, providing a view of today's sailors in passing sailboats and naval ships and the Newport Bridge. Battery Park also has a place in history and was a battery of American defense against the British in the War of 1812. Expect to see visitors arriving to watch sunsets by the bridge at the end of any day.
Attend open house programs by the ocean at beautiful Salve
Regina University, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in Newport. Interviews are not required, but it is suggested that prospective students first visit the campus and chat with an ...
Common Burying Ground is made up of graves of colonists
in Newport who were mainly African slaves and their descendants. This is one of the oldest known African burial grounds in America. It has the first African artwork in ...
Located at the University of Rhode Island campus, this 86
foot tall building hosts various entertainment programs, concerts and community events. The Ryan Center, with a capacity of 7,700 seats, puts up live performances by old and new artistes ...