With more than 400 miles of coastline, Rhode Island is characterized by the water. The smallest state in the Union isn't actually an island, but it does feature countless white sand beaches, secluded coves, seaside cliffs and photo-worthy lighthouses. Away from the shore, visitors can tour Gilded Age mansions, cruise through the Blackstone Valley or watch WaterFire light up Providence at night.
We asked a panel of Rhode Island travel writers to nominate their favorite state attractions, and for the past four weeks, our readers have been voting for their favorites. The results are in!
The top 10 winners in the category Best Rhode Island Attraction are as follows:
- Roger Williams Park Zoo - Providence
- Blithewold - Bristol
- WaterFire Providence - Providence
- International Tennis Hall of Fame - Newport
- Touro Synagogue - Newport
- Newport Mansions - Newport
- Theatre By The Sea - Wakefield
- Block Island
- Cliff Walk - Newport
- Fort Adams State Park - Newport
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Kim Knox Beckius (EverythingNewEngland.com), Bob Curley (RITravel.org) and Eric D. Lehman were chosen based on their knowledge and experience of travel in Rhode Island.
Congratulations to all these winning attractions.License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo