Things to Do


Crazy Burger 144 Boon Street Narragansett
Java Madness 134 Salt Pond Road Wakefield
Picnic Basket 20 Kingstown Road Narragansett
Cool Beans Cafe 18 Kingstown Road Narragansett
Pick Pockets 231 Old Tower Hill Road South Kingston
The Mews 456 Main Street Wakefield
Fat Belly’s 333 Main Street Wakefield
Phil’s 323 Main Street Wakefield
Brewed Awakenings unit G2 60 South Commons Way Narragansett
Trio 15 Kingstown Road Narragansett
Coast Guard House 40 Ocean Road Narragansett
Markos Kabob and More 126 Boon Street Narragansett

Taxis and Buses

South County Tourism Council transportation links

Campus Highlights

URI Botanical Gardens and Conservatory
Robert L Carothers Library and Learning Commons
South Kingston Farmers market / URI East Farm 2095 South Kingstown Road

Nearby attractions

Narragansett Beach
Great Swamp Management Area
South County Tourism Council

Newport attractions

Through the years Newport has made a name for itself in a variety of manners, first as a colony founded on religious freedom, later as the summer playground for the American socialite families with names like Astor and Vanderbilt, as a key location for the United States Navy, and then as the yachting capital of the world. Today, the stories of Newport can be enjoyed on tours through opulent ocean-side mansions, interesting museums, and historic sites such as coastal forts, lighthouses, and worship buildings.

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Historic Places

Home to the oldest lending library, synagogue, continuously operating tavern and largest collection of Colonial Era structures in the country, Newport has a long legacy of celebrating history. Bristol, where the first battle of King Philip’s war in 1675 was fought and home to oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration, is ripe with American history. The Newport Bristol Heritage Passage promotes the many historic and cultural attractions within both areas.

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As stoic, beacons of safety in the infamous stormy seas of the Atlantic and rough waters of Narragansett Bay, picturesque lighthouses can be found throughout Newport and Bristol County—many of which can be visited and toured.

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Explore the late 1800s and early 1900s of American history and European-influenced architecture at one of Newport’s famed “summer cottages.” Take the journey back in time to experience how many of America’s wealthiest families lived during the Gilded Age.

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Dedicated to preserving art and culture, museums throughout Newport and Bristol County offer equally enriching and extraordinary experiences.

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Vineyards and Breweries

Home to the Coastal Wine Trail, a pair of breweries and the only operating rum distillery in the state, there is ample opportunity to sniff, swirl and sip your way through Newport and Bristol County.

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