Welcome back to #CoastTheEastCoast with me and Erica Aube! This week we are exploring the beaches and cities of Rhode Island! This state is truly beautiful and has so much to offer. Rhode Island is little but definitely mighty when it comes to things to do!
Here are my favorite spots to visit-
In Providence, a must-see is Federal Hill. This is the “Little Italy” of Rhode Island. As someone who has literally lived in Italy I can attest to this. You see little old men sitting at cafes speaking Italian and playing Scopa. If you’ve lived in Italy you know what this is (; My favorite part of Federal Hill is the food. You NEED to go to Venda Ravioli. They make delicious and authentic fresh pasta and have an Italian grocery. This place is seriously a little slice of Italy! I can’t come to Rhode Island and not stop here to get some yummy pasta.
When in Providence Water Fire is a favorite by both the locals and tourists. I went to a full basin lighting and this experience was truly magical. The entire city of Providence is packed while people line the basin to listen to music and watch the theatrical lighting of these huge fire pits which are in the water. This is something that I think everyone needs to see at least once in their life. I can’t find words to truly describe this experience other than magical!
Newport is a very unique place. This touristy town grows immensely in population in the summer months. Newport draws people for it’s beautiful beaches, sailing, and gorgeous architecture. Home of Salve Regina University, the Vanderbilt house, and former military buildings turned museums there is something for everyone in Newport.
This gorgeous island is definitely worth the ferry ride. Block Island has the most gorgeous blue water I’ve seen in New England. When in Block Island you have the option of relaxing on Mansion Beach, seeing the gorgeous views at Mohegan Bluffs, or exploring one of the many lighthouses. My favorite way to explore BIRI is on a moped. There are several spots downtown where you can rent a moped for a few hours and ride around the island. Block Island is the most perfect weekend getaway! There’s no better way to relax than watching one of their scenic sunsets over the gorgeous clear blue water.
Last but not least, Del’s Lemonade is a Rhode Island classic. You can find this in local stores, or sold out of carts on the side of busy streets. Del’s serves up yummy lemonade and frozen lemonade. You can’t leave Rhode Island without sipping on some Del’s!
Don’t forget to check out out Erica’s post to see her Rhode Island picks! See you next week up in Massachusetts! (: