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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

University
  • 5 locals recommend
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College Quad
“"The Quad" is the heart of the main campus at the University of Rhode Island. Surrounded by classroom buildings constructed of the iconic Westerly Granite, this grassy expanse was designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architectural Firm. Depending on the time of year, URI’s Quadrangle is home for orientations, flying Frisbees, water rocket launches, snowball fights, commencements, and sun bathing. It’s where confused freshmen wander with maps in hand and confident seniors receive their diplomas. It’s where infants often attempt their first steps and where grandparents slowly search for familiar names on some of the 3,500 inscribed bricks that comprise the Centennial Walk.”
  • 1 local recommends
Music Venue
“Home of the Rhody Rams, the Ryan Center is a +7000 seat multi-purpose facility, featuring NCAA Division I college basketball, concerts, comedy, and other big events. There is a souvenir shop with lots of Keaney Blue & white gear! The URI school color is named after former head basketball coach Frank Keaney, the man credited with originating the fast break, which revolutionized the game of basketball as much as the forward pass changed football.”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“*URI local Farmers Market Saturday: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM May 5th to October 27th *Narragansett Farmer Market Sunday 9-1 May-October *Marina Park Wakefield Tuesday 2-6 May-October”
  • 1 local recommends
College Library
“The University of Rhode Island's main library. The Special Collections Department includes 6,075 linear feet of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century material, including ferryboat, mill, oyster bed and fishery records, personal and political papers, store ledgers, journals, and weather statistics. The collection also contains over 137,500 photographs from 1889 to the present.”
  • 1 local recommends
Medical Center
“Listed on the National Historic Register, the Old Washington County Jail has served as a museum for more than fifty years. Originally constructed in the 1790’s, the first jail at this location was a wooden structure with cells upstairs for prisoners and quarters downstairs where the jailer and his family lived. In 1858, the existing two-story granite cell block replaced the old wooden structure. The South County History Center, founded in 1958, operates a museum, archive and genealogy library here The mission is to preserve and interpret the material culture of South County through exhibits and study collections. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Pharmacy
“There is also a food court at this location that is good food and convenient - Dunking Doughnuts, Subway, Mexican wraps, burgers, and pizza. Ideal if you want quick food for eating at the beach or heading out of town.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bagel Shop
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  • 1 local recommends
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Bakery
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“Food court with easy parking at the University of Rhode Island for purchasing convenience food such as Subway, Mexican wraps, Chinese food, etc. Great for take-out to take to beach or for heading out of town.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“DELIVERS TO WREN HAVEN. Open late - Menu at concierge desk. Located adjacent to URI's main campus. They have several other nearby locations, so make sure you are ordering from the Briar Lane restaurant.”
  • 1 local recommends
Police
“This is where you go to get a burn permit to use the fire pit in the backyard. You must get one. They are free and if you burn Rhode Island to the ground without one they fine you hardcore. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Automotive Shop