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Downtown Strolls

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Rhode Island is home to many quaint and walkable town centers lined with businesses and restaurants. This tour takes you to some of the Ocean State towns that locals know best.


Route 114, Warren                                                                                          (photo credit: Matt Bennett)

Located 20 minutes away from Providence, you will find the charming town of Warren. Located on the Narragansett Bay, Warren is a quaint town with a Main Street featuring some of Rhode Island’s best eateries. The town also frequently hosts crafts fairs on Main Street where hundreds of locals come to purchase from vendors from all over Rhode Island.


 State Street, Downtown Bristol                                                                 (photo credit: Matt Bennett)

Located just south of Warren is another charming suburb, Bristol. Like Warren, Bristol is home to many small restaurants and businesses, as well as a waterfront area. On a beautiful day, locals can be seen taking in the sun at Independence Park, or at nearby Colt State Park.

East Greenwich

US-1, East Greenwich                                                                                        (photo credit: Matt Bennett)

East Greenwich is a beautiful and affluent town south of Warwick. Its main street is one of the most historic in the state. Some of the restaurants and establishments in East Greenwich are over a century old. 

Wickford/North Kingstown

Wickford Town Docks                                                                                    (photo credit: Matt Bennett)

If you follow Route 1 south from East Greenwich, you will soon arrive in Wickford Junction, which is a neighborhood within the greater town of North Kingstown. Wickford’s downtown area runs adjacent to the water, which makes for some beautiful streetscapes, along with the many old historic homes. 


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