Things To Do

Explore Beautiful Rhode Island.

Welcome to the hidden treasure we call home. Discover why we’re rightfully nicknamed “The Ocean State” and experience all that it has to offer.


State & Town Beaches

We’re surrounded by the water, take a trip to one of our many beaches. Just to name a few, Scarborough State beach, Roger Wheeler State beach, and Narragansett Town beach are conveniently located by our office.

https://narragansettri.gov/308/State-Beaches  


Narragansett Town Life

 

  • The Towers/Seawall

 

Walk along the Narragansett sea wall and enjoy the best sunrises and sunsets. The Towers, located along the seawall, are considered a historic landmark and the only remnants of the Narragansett Pier Casino built in the 1880’s, Now, they host live dancing, dance lessons, and dinner theaters.

http://www.thetowersri.com/

 

  • Movies on the Beach

 

Every Wednesday starting at sundown in the summer, Narragansett Town beach holds a movie night on the beach. Set up your blankets and beach chairs, and bring refreshments for the family. For more information, check the Chamber of Commerce for dates and movies.

77 Ocean Rd. Narragansett, RI  (401) 782-0658

 

  • Public Library

 

What better way to start your vacation off than reading a book and sunbathing on the beach? Maury Loontjens Memorial Library is Narragansett’s very own.

https://narlib.org/

 

  • Sunset Farm

 

Beautiful, historic Sunset Farms is situated on nearly 200 acres of preserved land off of Point Judith Road in Narragansett. The farm features an East Indian-style bungalow built in 1889, which is now a venue for weddings and other private events. A farmer’s market is held there during the summer months, where you can buy fresh steaks, ribeyes, sirloin, 8 oz burger patties, 4 oz burger patties, various veggies (corn, squash, zucchini), fresh baked pies, cookies, jarred goods, and eggs. Come check out their brand new food truck!

https://www.sunsetfarm1864.com/


Museums

 

  • South County Museum

 

Learn about Rhode Island’s coastal legacy and appreciate the rich historical heritage of rural and coastal life. Located on a seven-acre campus in the heart of Narragansett, it was originally the 19th-century estate of William Sprague.

https://southcountymuseum.org/

 

  • RISD Museum

 

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design is an art museum in Providence affiliated with the Rhode Island School of Design. Educates and inspires artists, designers, students, scholars, and the general public through exhibitions, programs, and publications.

https://risdmuseum.org/

 

  • Providence Children’s Museum   

 

A hands on and fun way to spend time with your kids this vacation in the city of Providence. Tons of activities that make learning exciting for kids ranging from ages 1 to 11. Its focus is presenting play-based exhibits and programs that explore arts, culture and science, technology, engineering and math.

http://www.childrenmuseum.org/


Block Island

You can’t visit Rhode Island without experiencing Block Island! Just 40 minutes on the high speed ferry, it’s perfect for planning a day trip in the summer. Prepare for an adventure as you savor ocean views and sights. Bike around the island, rent a moped, sunbath on the beach, shop local, eat delicious food, & much much more.

http://www.blockislandinfo.com/

https://www.blockislandferry.com/


Sports

 

  • Golfing

 

If you are an avid golfer, fear not! Rhode Island is home to some beautiful courses. Laurel Lane Country Club, Exeter Country Club, and Meadow Brook Golf Course are some of our favorites. Please visit their websites for rates and hours.

https://laurellanecountryclub.com/

http://www.exetercc.com/

http://meadowbrookgolfri.com/club/scripts/section/section.asp?NS=HP

 

  • Fishing Charters

 

What perfect way to embrace the Ocean State than to go out on a Narragansett fishing charter? Right inside the Port of Galilee, both Frances Fleet and Seven B’s V will take care of you. Whether you would like to book a private charter with Seven B’s V, or simply want a traditional open waters experience with Frances Fleet, they will be sure to not disappoint.    

http://francesfleet.com/

http://www.sevenbs.com/

 

  • Kayaking

 

Narrow River Kayaks specializes in kayak rentals, and kayak sales and accessories. Rent a kayak and paddle down Narrow River to the beach and kettle ponds conveniently located nearby! Each rental comes with a paddle, flotation device, and expertise instruction.

https://www.narrowriverkayaks.com/

 

  • Bike Rentals

 

Many parts of South County are bike friendly and accessible, so it is no question that NBX Bikes of Narragansett has you covered. They offer delivery and pick-up of your rentals (with some restrictions), and reservations are strongly encouraged. NBX Bikes allows you and the family to choose from multi-speed hybrid bicycles, 3 speed cruisers, road bikes, and mountain bikes.

https://nbxbikes.com/


Festivals

 

  • Hot Air Balloon Festival

 

Hosted at the University of Rhode Island’s Athletic fields in Kingston, you’re in for a treat. Come to the annual South County Hot Air Balloon Festival and watch 14 hot air balloonists fly around southern Rhode Island. The community gathers for balloon rides, BBQ, music, shopping, and more during a span of three days–July 20th to the 22nd.  Make sure you don’t miss the fireworks show on the 21st!

www.southcountyballoonfest.com   

 

  • Charlestown Seafood Festival

 

An extravaganza of Rhode Island’s best seafood including lobsters, steamers, clam chowder, fish & chips, lobster rolls, clam cakes, and raw bar. For the non-seafood eaters in your family, there are other options to choose from. Make a trip to Charlestown for a variety of arts and crafts on display, amusement rides, rock wall climbing, and bungee jumping. Watch the car show and enter in the lobster raffle! August 3, 4, & 5th.  

http://www.charlestownrichamber.com/seafoodfestival.html


Restaurants

 

  • Chair 5 Bistro

 

Located inside the Break Hotel, Chair 5 is the beloved hotspot and hangout for locals. Visit the main floor, or the rooftop indoor/outdoor bar. The beach inspired cuisine makes it a destination on your trip! The menu features handcrafted, locally sourced and seasonally inspired dishes. Don’t forget the to grab a cocktail and listen to  live music on the weekend.

https://thebreakhotel.com/chair5/

 

  • Pancho O’ Malley’s

 

Celebrating over 25 years, Pancho O’ Malley’s is nicknamed “The Irish Pub with Mexican Grub.” Join them for music and dancing every Thursday through Sunday.

https://www.panchoomalleysri.com/   


More in Narragansett…

 

  • The Bike Stop Cafe 401-284-1414
  • Brickley’s Homemade Ice Cream 401-789-1784

 

Specifically in Point Judith/Galilee…

 


 

More in South Kingstown…

 

  • Applebee’s Grill + Bar 401-782-4578
  • Brickley’s Ice Cream 401-782-8864
  • Del’s Lemonade of South County 401-789-2600
  • Breakfast Nook II 401-783-1555

 

Sights & Attractions

 

  • Newport Mansions

 

This description won’t do any justice for the Newport Mansions, you simply have to see them for yourself. Visitors travel from around the globe to specifically experience the rich history of these mansion’s architecture and interior furnishings. The extravagant mansions nestled on the coast of Newport include: The Elms, Isaac Bell House, Chepstow, Rosecliff, Marble House, Kingscote, Hunter House, Green Animals Topiary Garden, Chateau-sur-Mer, and The Breakers.    

https://www.newportmansions.org/

 

  • Newport Cliff Walk

 

Go sightseeing and walk along what is considered a National Recreation Trail located on Newport’s coastal line. The walk has gorgeous views of the ocean, accompanied with architectural history of Newport’s gilded age, wildflowers, birds, and geology.

http://www.cliffwalk.com/

 

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village

 

Travel to another continent right inside the city of Providence. With more than 100 species, Roger Williams Park Zoo is a must see for everyone in the family. The whimsical Carousel Village is ¼ mile away, and features an outdoor playground, bounce house, pony rides, and train rides perfect for kids.

http://www.rwpzoo.org/  

 

  • Water Fire Providence

 

WaterFire Providence is an independent, non-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy. An award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans is installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, and over eighty sparkling bonfires are lit.

https://waterfire.org/

 

  • Lighthouse tours

 

This 90-minute cruise showcases some of Rhode Island’s most beautiful Lighthouses. The captain of Rhode Island Bay Cruises will take you throughout Narragansett Bay, bringing you up close and personal to these historic landmarks. Don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars!

https://www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com/

 

  • Biomes Marine Biology Center

 

Tucked away in North Kingstown, is the only private marine education facility and largest aquarium in the state. It’s been providing interactive marine biology programs for schools and families since 1989!

http://biomescenter.com/

 

  • Mystic Aquarium & Institution for Exploration   

 

The Mystic Aquarium is known for their renowned sea research and has special events and promotions going on throughout the year. It’s a great spot to take the kids for the day, showcasing many different exhibits that include the Titanic, a 4-D theater, and an arctic watch. Some of the exciting sea creatures that call this aquarium home are beluga whales, African penguins, jellyfish, sea lions, movie theater fish, and more! (Located in Mystic, CT)

http://www.mysticaquarium.org/

 

  • Adventure Land

 

Raymond Kells’ idea of a wet/dry fun park has been making families happy since 1991. Adventure Land has mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages, a carousel, go karts, and ice cream!

http://adventurelandri.com/


Movie theaters

 


 

Vineyards

 

  • Newport County:

 

 

  • Northern Rhode Island:

 

 

  • South County:

 


Breweries

 


 

Casinos

 

 

      • (Located in Mashantucket, CT)

 

 

      • (Located in Uncasville, CT)

 


 

Malls

 

 

      • (Located in Wrentham, MA)

 

 

    • (Located in Clinton, CT)

Durkin Cottage Realty

815 Pt. Judith Rd.
Narragansett, RI 02882

Phone: 401-789-6659
Fax: 401-789-6705
info@durkincottages.com

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