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College Arts Building
“Rhode Island School of Design's museum of art and culture-- a gem of a museum! You really could spend an entire day (or more) here. Admission is free every Sunday (10 am–5 pm) and on the third Thursday evening of each month (5–9 pm).”
  • 87 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Story Land is the children’s theme park where fairy tales come to life. Enjoy over 30 wonderfully themed rides and attractions! Take a ride on Roar-O-Saurus, our one of-a-kind wooden roller coaster or soar through the air on our Flying Fish! Make summer even more memorable with a combo ticket to our newest attraction, Living Shores Aquarium* Story Land; a family favorite for over 65 years! * separate gate”
  • 91 locals recommend
“Children will spend pleasant moments with the seals, penguins, Beluga whale's shows and interactive games, and they will learn more about the fantastic marine world and how to take care of the oceans.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Featuring wooden ships from around the world, The Seaport has a Victorian period waterfront town with walk-in exhibits, historic homes, stores and other commercial structures like a blacksmith shop, cooperage, working tavern, rope walk mill and wood carver. The boats are all open for walk through viewing and there is a dry dock and restoration yard where wooden ships get hauled out and repaired. The Museum’s exhibition halls are brimming with permanent and changing exhibits that offer rare glimpses into other eras and cultures, including restored vessels, figureheads, ship carvings, and vintage photography. Each exhibit and art gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum offers a unique perspective of our nation’s history with the sea and voyages on the water. Amazing gift shop and coffee shop too!”
  • 69 locals recommend
“If you like walking or visiting zoos it’s great mix There’s a carousel and park for kids. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
“You can get good time in the Casino, in its restaurants, bars, places to dance or enjoy the best shows.”
  • 58 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Julian's is a delicious staple of Providence and is known for their Sunday Funday brunches, great food/drinks, and an overall chill atmosphere. Julian's is also a great place to meet locals. The food is super yummy, but waiting to be seated on Sundays can be a while, so a drink or two might be in order in the meantime. ;)”
  • 75 locals recommend
Theme Park
“31 MINUTES There is a variety of rides and all are different! The Superman is on the top of my chart - the drops are just unbelievable! Others that are worth it are the Batman, The Joker and the MindEraser. The Goliath is also a must but your head hurts after cause you keep hitting it in the holders. There is also a water park but they close at 7pm so we decided there is not enough time to enjoy it. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“We've lived in New Orleans, and the mushroom po-boy here is one of the best that I and my meat-loving husband have ever had. Seriously! In addition to dinner, they also have an excellent brunch. This is the same group that operates the delicious veg spots Garden Grille and Wildflour Vegan bakery. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
“Nick's menu changes almost everyday, and everything we've tried has been really delicious. The biscuits and roasted chicken are unusually awesome. Unfortunately, they don't have online ordering so you'll have to call ahead. It's worth the extra step though. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Where you can get your iPhone/Mac fix. Somewhat upscale stores, with an innovative design by architect Friedrich St. Florian, who also designed the WW2 Memorial on the National Mall in DC. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
“Enjoy a beautiful walk by the ocean with fantastic views in back of Newports famous mansions. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Theme Park
“EnJOY exciting rides & entertaining shows, gingerbread cookies & ‘elfabet’ elves, Santa and his reindeer, and the expanded Ho Ho H2O water park. One of the ‘Top 25 U.S. Amusement Parks’ for six years in a row—#1 in New England—TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards. One low admission includes all features for the entire day, plus parking, strollers, and more. A tradition from our family to yours for nearly 70 years. Pure Joy. Family Style.”
  • 52 locals recommend
History Museum
“Voted CT’s favorite tourist site & Nat'l Historic Landmark. Home to Samuel Clemmons and his family from 1874-1891. 25-room home with stunning Gothic architecture including glass conservatory, library and iconic billiard room. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Take your time! Picnic half way up! The view is worth your effort (especially in the fall!)”
  • 51 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“A local place. Everything they serve is caught grown and prepared by their owners.”
  • 60 locals recommend