Events and Places to take great photos and leave the wallet in the car..well most of the time.
Well..If You know a little about RI, you had to guess that this was going to be at the top of the list. After all, we are called the “Ocean State!” As we all know that some beaches are more expensive than others, this year Rhode Island beach fees have been lowered. Some beaches that require no entrance fees are Easton’s Beach in Newport and Sand Hill Cove of Narragansett. Beaches such as Scarborough Beach in Narragansett charge for parking, though it’s free to access the beach.
2~ Trails, Walks and hikes.
Most Every county in Rhode Island offers trails & paths for hiking, walking, and biking. Trails vary from Lincoln Woods to Oceanside on the Newport Cliff Walk. Explorri.org offers a list of hiking trails, as well as trail length and difficulty of the trail. Everytrail.com has photos and reviews of trails. You can read what other hikers logged about their likes and dislikes, what to look out for and more about the trails, before you start your own warm weather adventure!
3~ RISD MUSEUM
What is there to do on a rainy summer day? May I suggest the RISD Museum ? Located on North Main St in Providence, the museum has an amazing collection of art. From abstract painting to ancient marble statues, this museum has something for every Rhode Islander. The best part? Admission is free every Sunday and on the third Thursday evening of every month. CHECK THE LINK ABOVE FOR ALL CURRENT INFORMATION. Enjoy
WaterFire is a must see in Providence! , if you haven’t seen this event, you’re missing out. At least once a month the river in downtown Providence comes alive with a night of fun, food, and entertainment. Live in southern RI and Can’t make it to Providence? Westerly hosts a similar event in August, called River Glow. I suggest checking them both out. Bring your friends and families and enjoy.
5~Summer Concerts & Festivals
Rhode Island’s known for having many music festivals, there’s a ton of summer concerts to attend, so what’s better than an outside concert? A free concert! Radio 95.5 WBRU hosts the Summer Concert Series at Waterplace Park and Alex and Ani City Center. Admittance is free and there are many vendors selling food and beverages during the show. Check this link for free summer concerts. http://www.freesummerconcerts.com/
6~Car Shows and cruise nights
Do you own an antique car? Every Tuesday night at Oakland Beach, in Warwick, cars of all models and years line up against the seawall from 4pm to dusk. Attendees may purchase food from Iggy’s, purchase raffle tickets, but attendance is free! Oakland Beach is not the only car show host, and a full list of this summer’s events all over the state can be found here. Enjoy
7 ~Breweries and Vineyards
The Ocean State is home to Newport Storm brewery, Son of Liberty Spirits Company, and Newport Vineyards. All companies offer tours to the public for less than $15. The cost covers a tour, tastings, and souvenir glass. All participants must be at least 21 years of age. Please be safe and enjoy.
Get ready! Rhode Island has a full calendar of firework displays around the state. The calendar is constantly updated and adds more events throughout the summer. Also, The Pawtucket Red Sox stadium features fireworks directly after many of their games at McCoy Stadium during the entire summer! Its a great time for all ages. Enjoy
9~MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AND PLANETARIUM
Experience Rhode Island’s only natural history museum and planetarium, including a variety of exhibitions and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. Museum admission is $2 (free for children under 4 years old). Learn More ›
Our mission is to steward and interpret natural and cultural collections through exhibits, education and research to inspire people of all ages and cultures to enjoy the natural world, in order to better understand themselves and the world. The Museum of Natural History is Rhode Island’s only natural history museum and is home to the state’s only public planetarium. For more than a century the museum has served as a unique educational, scientific and cultural resource by offering exciting exhibitions and programming that provide ways for children and families to learn about our world and its people.
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