Experience Rhode Island in One of Our Rental Cars
Discover beautiful Rhode Island on your next family vacation. Travelers will be able to cover a considerable amount of ground in this little state. But don't be fooled by its size: Rhode Island is home to 400 miles of coastline and 20 percent of the country's historic landmarks.
A place ideal for a family getaway, Rhode Island is packed with family friendly activities including whale watching opportunities, sun and fun on the coastal beaches and many historical landmarks. Get ready for an unforgettable vacation!
Make the First Stop in Providence
Rhode Island's capital city of Providence is known for its abundance of historic and cultural attractions. Take a journey through the city where the kids will find activities such as interactive fun at:
- Providence Children's Museum
- Roger Williams Park Zoo
- WaterFire event in downtown Providence.
The event is hailed as an award-winning fire sculpture installation on the three rivers located in the city. If you have some time to sneak away, enjoy some historical sites like The Rhode Island State House, Arcade, John Brown House and the Meeting House of the First Baptist Church in America.
The Next Stop is Newport
Travel almost thirty minutes south to Newport, where you'll find a scenic resort city for the whole family to enjoy. Tour the elite cottages and mansions in the area, and if your vacation happens to fall in the summer, take in some of the yachts that pass through the area. After all, Newport is known as the Sailing Capital of America.
Newport is also the home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum, where the greatest players in the history of the sport are on display. For shopping and dining, head to downtown Newport to the Brick Marketplace, which is full of shopping and eating destinations.
Last stop: Blackstone Valley
Blackstone Valley, birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, is the perfect place to finish off a fun vacation. Explore some of Blackstone Valley's most popular historical sites, including:
- Slater Mill Historic Site
- Riverboat cruises aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer
- Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor
The family can also visit Blackstone Valley's newest attraction, The Museum of Work and Culture. No matter when you decide to go, Blackstone Valley is full of amazing history.