Day trips in Rhode Island

Rhode Island day trips

A day trip is a great way to get out and experience all of the amazing things that our wonderful little state has to offer. This summer, pack up with your partner and hit the road to check out some of our three top picks for day trips in Rhode Island.

Tour the historic mansions of Newport

Newport has been the hub of Old Money for ages, and the Preservation Society of Newport County has amassed a stunning collection of historic mansions for you to visit, tour, and boggle at. Many of the mansions also offer special events – check the calendar and plan ahead for maximum fun.

Hike or bike Block Island

This beautiful, rugged island offers 10 square miles of outdoor fun. Almost half of the island has been set aside for conservation purposes, which preserves the peace and natural beauty of this treasure.

Hit the beach at Watch Hill

A favorite local spot, Watch Hill in southwestern Rhode Island offers surfing, beachgoing, Shakespeare in the Park, and a boardwalk with the beloved Flying Horse Carousel.

Image courtesy Flickr/Martin de Lusenet