There is no bad time to visit Rhode Island. With its natural beauty, culture and history, the state is full of interesting spots and beautiful scenery. If you are the type of person, however, who enjoys the brilliant colors that emerge when summer gives way to fall, then now is the perfect time to plan a Rhode Island getaway. Here are a few of our favorite spot to visit in the state during the fall.
Are you the type of person who prefers big cities with a small-town feel? If so, then Providence might be the perfect vacation spot for you. There are so many things to do here that you could spend an entire day running around or book a weekend to allow yourself to experience a bit more time at each location. One of the most popular local events takes place in October when the Roger William’s Park Zoo has their Jack O’Latern Spectacular. The annual event takes place this year from October 6-Novermber 6th and features a nighttime display over 5,000 illuminated Jack-o-Lanterns that line the Wetlands Trail. In addition there are over 100 pumpkins that are carved into remarkable works of art. It is definitely an event not to be missed.
Perhaps you are a fan of Rhode Island, but not of the pumpkins mentioned above. Maybe you and your mate are looking for a trip that might be a bit more romantic and a bit less “festive.” If this is the case, head over to Bristol and enjoy the quiet, laidback vibe of this quaint coastal town. The town in full of historical landmarks, and is well-known for the Bristol Creativity Collaborative, which celebrates and supports the local creative arts community. There are several galleries and studios available to tour and to buy works created by the local artisans.
This sleepy little town located on the “Farm Coast,” in Rhode Island is a perfect getaway for travelers who are seeking to see some beautiful scenery and to get off the grid for a weekend. There are beautiful views of the ocean from the pier, a number of quant “mom and pop” style restaurants and an all-around laidback vibe working here. For those who are interested in U.S. history, one point of interest here is an obelisk that stands in the center of town that marks the grave of Elizabeth Padabie. The young woman’s parents arrived in the United States on the Mayflower in 1620 and it is thought that Elizabeth was the first woman of Europe descent to be born on U.S. soil.