Tourist Attractions in Rhode Island

Even though it is a tiny state, “Little Rhody”, New England’s most  visited tourist attraction Rhode Island, is packed full of the best.

Cliff Walk

Despite the efforts of past mansion owners to block access from the  ocean side of Bellevue Avenue, Newport’s Cliff Walk remains a public  walking trail since the time when these great palaces were in their  prime.

Roger Williams Park Zoo

Roger Williams Park Zoo, despite its heritage as one of the oldest zoos  in America, is a shining example of modern zoo ethics and design. The  zoo is free of cages and allows animals to live in natural environments,  so visitors are able to see them without any visible barriers.

The Elm

The Elm

Edward J. Berwind, a Philadelphia coal magnate, ordered his mansion to  be built on the Chateau d’Asniere in Paris. The Berwinds’ summer home,  completed in 1901, was decorated with Venetian paintings.

RISD Museum for Art

The Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence is  remarkable for its vast array of collections and their wide-ranging  scope. The historic and contemporary textiles, as well as the dress  collection, total more than 26,000 items.

Narragansett Bay Beache

Long stretches of fine white sandy beaches are what you want. Head south  to Providence and head to Narragansett or South Kingstown for a series  of public beaches that sit on Narragansett bay’s protected waters.

The Breakers, Newport

Cornelius Vanderbilt built Newport’s most famous and grand Gilded Age  mansion in 1895. It reflects the wealth of the Vanderbilts. It boasts 70  rooms including a grand dining room on the third floor.