Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your holidays. In July, maximum temperatures climb above 28°. February is the coolest month, with the average minimum temperature falling to -3°. The rainiest month is January, while the driest month is August.
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Amenity filters are available to help you personalise your search for a beautiful accommodation in Rhode Island. Rhode Island is the perfect destination to book a rental if you need internet access during your holidays or you never miss an episode of your favourite show, as the most frequently offered features are internet and TVs. Fewer rentals in Rhode Island are available if you want a rental with a jacuzzi or you plan to go fishing , as hot tubs and fishing are not very common amenities in Rhode Island.
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Unwind by the sea at a Rhode Island holiday home
Characterized by beautiful colonial towns by the sea and white sandy beaches, Rhode Island makes for a lovely holiday destination when you want to take a break from your routine. Although it is not an island as its name suggests, it is a beach lover’s paradise.
Whether you’d like to spend your holiday exploring beaches and lighthouses, trying out new outdoor activities, or spending quality time with your family or spouse in a beautiful holiday letting , Rhode Island is sure to leave you with many wonderful memories.
Nicknamed “Little Rhody,” the state will take visitors all of 45 minutes to traverse. However, you should consider taking the scenic route, spending time experiencing the local culture, cuisine, and natural beauty of Rhode Island. There is simply so much to see and do in this delightful place.
Rhode Island’s culinary highlights
Holidays mean forgetting diets for awhile and tucking into some delicious local dishes. Rhode Island will make all foodies happy – there are several local food items in the state, and each has an interesting history and tradition.
Being close to the coast, Rhode Island offers fresh seafood as a highlight of its cuisine. Feast on classic dishes such as clam cakes, which are made from finely chopped clams and batter, deep fried until crisp. Clam chowder is another dish to try while in Rhode Island.
For an authentic taste of the state, try stuffed quahogs or “stuffies.” This dish comprises the state’s official shell, stuffed with a yummy filling.
Life on the beaches of Rhode Island
Dreaming of idyllic beach life? Head south to Narragansett Bay, where you will find public beaches with calm waters and refreshing breezes. Briston, Warwick and New Port do not fall far behind with their fine white sands, so whether you are staying at Rhode Island holiday lettings in South or North County, East or West Bay, you can always opt for a beautiful day by the water. Surfing, kayaking or even skydiving are only some of the attactions available to those with an adventourous spirit.
Visit New Port to have a glimpse at luxurious lifestyles on the shore. The glamorous New Port mansions offer guided tours which will leave you marvelling at the extravagant remnants of the Gilded Age from the middle of the 19th century. The Breakers is the most famous among them, sporting 70 rooms, including a three-story dining room and 30-foot-high front gates. Enter the Italian Renaissance summer mansion of the incredibly rich Vanderbilt family, and experience what is it like to live in a palace on the beach.
Attractions for art and culture lovers
The Museum of Art at Providence’s Rhode Island School of Design has a fascinating collection of over 26,000 exhibits displaying historical and contemporary clothing and textiles. Other exhibits include ancient art, a painting and sculpture collection featuring works by many celebrated artists, contemporary art, and Asian art.
Thanks to its geography, the state is renowned for its nautical roots. The Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol is the place to visit to get a feel of the area’s sailing and boating culture. The museum, which pays tribute to beautiful boat designs, is home to the America's Cup Hall of Fame. It features over 60 yachts, among other displays.
Child-friendly activities in Rhode Island
When vacationing with little children, step out of your Rhode Island holiday home to explore some of the area’s well-known family attractions. Take them to Big Nazo to watch puppet performers and visual artists put on a thrilling show with innovative techniques. You can also go to WaterFire in Providence for a memorable outdoor experience with the whole family. Live performances, boat rides, and bonfires are just a few of its features.
A day trip to the idyllic block island
Leave your Rhode Island holiday home and plan a day trip to Block Island. Hop on the Block Island Ferry from Point Judith to get to the Block Island and chill out in its easygoing atmosphere. Block offers the perfect combination of leisure and fun. It has its own round of pristine beaches, and a breathtaking scenery which you can marvel at while cycling along the island's coastal path. Look down from the 200-foot Mohegan Bluffs to yet another beach and hit the bike brakes when you reach the Victorian Southeast Lighthouse to find out about its peculiar history. In case you lose track of time and miss the last connection to your Rhode Island holiday letting , the town of New Harbor also offers lodging and dining.
Venetian-style bridges and fire show at the rivers of Providence
When you return to your Rhode Island holiday letting in Providence, you can still escape the big city life at the four-acre Waterplace Park and Riverwalk, running along Woonasquatucket River. Located in the downtown of Providence, close to Rhode Island holiday homes, this urban park offers a romantic stroll along the cobblestone-paved pedestrian walkways, green spaces, Venetian-style bridges and gondola rides. It hosts the summer WaterFire events, attacting hundreds of art lovers, curious travellers and locals. Providence's signature event, WaterFire is concentrated around the award-winning fire sculpture installation where the three rivers in downtown Providence meet. The sculpture by local artist Barnaby Evans, consisting of 11 braziers situated in the middle of the water, are lit up every year together with more than 100 bonfires to create a stunning light spectacle. The family-friendly celebrations are a delight for the senses with crackling fires, golden reflections and performers floating along the river in torch-lit vessels. WaterFire is a truly unique experience that is held twice a month, May through November, usually on Saturday evenings.
World-famous art and more in Rhode Island
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
This windswept, Atlantic Ocean-facing outpost has been a lighthouse site since 1705. The current lighthouse is surrounded by pretty biking and walking paths.
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
Founded in 1877, the RISD Museum houses over 100,000 objects from ancient Greece, Africa, and Asia, to works by Cézanne, Degas, Picasso, Chanel, and Andy Warhol.
This iconic Newport mansion's portico closely resembles that of the White House. Unravel the inner workings of a Gilded Age mansion with a self-guided tour.
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Nearly 100 species of animals including Masai giraffes, African elephants, and cheetahs are housed at this zoo. America's oldest carousel can be found here, too.
Fort Adams State Park
With sweeping views of Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, Fort Adams is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and picnicking. It has also been featured on the TV series 'Ghost Hunters.'
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in Rhode Island?
On average, a Hotel rooms or House rentals in Rhode Island costs £77 per night.
How many holiday homes are available to book in Rhode Island?
There are currently 4,465 holiday homes in Rhode Island to browse and book for your next trip.
What is the most popular holiday home amenity in Rhode Island?
When booking a holiday home in Rhode Island, consider looking for accommodation with internet, TVs, or pools, which are the three most popular amenities for this destination.
How many holiday homes are on offer in Rhode Island?
With 4,465 holiday rentals available in Rhode Island, you're sure to find the perfect accommodation for your visit.
Am I allowed to bring my pet when staying in a Rhode Island holiday home?
Finding accommodation in Rhode Island for you and your dog is definitely possible, with 448 pet-friendly holiday homes available.
What's the best time of year to travel to Rhode Island?
Book your Rhode Island holiday in August or September to avoid a washout; these are the months with the least amount of rain.
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