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Tower Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864, USA
A 132 acre garden situated right outside Worcester towards the west of Boston, Tower Hill allows you the opportunity to gawk at blooms and also learn (you can plant larch trees, for example, and even take horticultural classes). There are over ten...
20 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
The RISD museum is a large, shiny cultural gem in this small city. It is not a large museum per say, but does not disappoint. It offers a perfect smorgasbord of artworks from various periods and places, and is always featuring exciting and...
590 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Newport, RI, has the crisp New England charm of Katherine Hepburn’s accent. At times, especially along mansion-lined Bellevue Avenue, it feels refined; at others, as while looking over the sparkling, choppy Atlantic, it is without...
Newport, RI 02840, USA
Bellevue Avenue, the long boulevard lined by Gilded Age mansions, takes a turn at its southern end to become stunning Ocean Drive, part of Ten Mile Drive, which traces the southern coastline of the island. The views—light glinting off the water...
Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, Newport, RI, USA
Hop on the Jamestown Newport Ferry to visit this little working lighthouse a mile out in Narragansett Bay. Restored by a nonprofit group, the 1912 lighthouse and its island can be visited either for an hour or overnight. The nonprofit maintains...
141 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Home to an Episcopal parish formed in 1698, Trinity Church was built in 1726 to replace a smaller church. The airy interior of the wooden structure features box pews, which were useful in blocking the cold drafts of a New England winter. Note the...
221 1/2 Goddard Row, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Running the length of a block parallel to America's Cup Avenue, this broad alley of independent shops is chockablock with nautical souvenirs, Irish-themed trinkets, scented candles, colorful jewelry, T-shirts and flip-flops. The Vanderbilts may...
85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
The oldest standing synagogue in the United States, Touro Synagogue was built in 1763 to accommodate Newport's growing Jewish community, which had begun to arrive in 1658. During the Revolutionary War, the British used the synagogue as a hospital,...
492 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA
A relatively new addition on stately Bellevue Avenue, this museum opened in 1998 in one of Newport's historic mansions, Vernon Court, with adjacent grounds designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The collection focuses primarily on...
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