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Rhode Island Life

If you want to go from ocean life to rural life, to country life, to city life all in the matter of 30 minutes, then Rhode Island is the place to be! Rhode Island measures only about 48 miles long and 37 miles wide and is the smallest of the U.S. states. Despite its small area, Rhode Island, known as the “Ocean State,” boasts over 400 miles of coastline. Since Little Rhody is just 48 x 37 miles, it’s super quick and convenient to reach just about anywhere in the state; the vast majority of destinations will all be under an hour away.

Food

New England delectables are well known throughout the country and many people claim we have the best food you can find here in the United States. You can find Maine Lobsters, Vermont Maple Syrup, Boston Cream pies, Rhode Island-Style Calamari and so much more. Specifically, in Rhode Island, you'll be able to find even more delicious treats as you can find rich coffee milk paired with hot wieners right off the grill, a roadside stop to get fresh Allies donuts, seaside views with Iggy’s doughboys, Dels frozen lemonade as a fresh summer treat, and so much more!

Travel

If you're looking for more fun and adventure, look no further than our bordering states, as Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire are all just 2 - 3 hours away or less!

Train

  • Amtrak: There are three Amtrak stations and two routes in Rhode Island: Northeast Regional and Acela Express. Northeast Regional trains stop at all stations while the Acela only stops in Providence. Providence is conveniently located on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor route, which runs from Boston to Washington, D.C. and back. Locations for Amtrak Stations in Rhode Island include Providence, Kingstown, and Westerly, RI. For tickets call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com.
  • MBTA: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) runs low-cost, round-trip rail service from Boston to downtown Providence and to Warwick's T.F. Green Airport. Complete schedule and pricing information for the Providence-Stoughton route may be found at www.MBTA.com or by calling 1-800-392-6100.

Ferry’s

  • Ferries are a fast and fun way to hop between the waterfront ports of Rhode Island, from Newport to Block Island to Prudence Island and beyond. Ferries include Costal Queen Cruises, Jamestown Newport Ferry, Newport Harbor Shuttle, Prudence & Bay Island Transport, Block Island Ferry, Point Judith Ferry, Viking Fleet, and the Providence-Newport Ferry. Whether you're looking for a day trip, to get from point A to point B, or a beautiful sunset tour, the ferry’s can provide all. Complete schedule and pricing information for various ferry's can be found on https://www.visitrhodeisland.com/plan/transportation/ferries/. Be sure to check seasonal hours and weather alerts with the vendors before departing.

Outdoor activities

Along with the 400 miles of coastline to explore, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy all year round!

Summer

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Block Island
  • Mohegan Bluffs
  • Paddy’s Beach Club
  • Newport Mansions
  • Umbrella Factory
  • International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • Various Beaches
  • Newport Cliff Walk
  • Beavertail Lighthouse
  • Save the Bay
  • Seekonk Grand Prix
  • Narragansett Wall
  • Federal Hill Providence
  • Main Street East Greenwich
  • Newport Vineyards
  • Water Fire Providence

Winter

  • The Providence Rink
  • Yawgoo Valley
  • New Hampshire Ice Castles
  • Boston Sports Games
  • Wrentham Outlets
  • Gillette Stadium
  • Providence Performing Arts
  • United Skates of America
  • RISD
  • Escape Rooms
  • RI Indoor Karting
  • Light Displays

About Woonsocket

  • Woonsocket, Rhode Island is a vibrant, urban community that offers the right blend of exciting city life and cozy small-town comfort. It is an eclectic mix of the old and the new, providing a wonderful environment in which to live and work. Our location in Southern New England provides our residents with easy access to Providence, Boston and Worcester for work, education, and leisure activities.
  • Woonsocket is centrally located in the Boston/Worcester/Providence Triangle, with direct interstate connection to Route 146 and I-295 by way of the newly constructed Route 99. Driving time between Woonsocket and Providence is 15 to 20 minutes. Boston can be reached via I-295 or I-495 to I-95 in less than an hour, while travel time to Central Worcester via Route 146 is approximately 30 minutes. State routes 114, 122 and 126 runs through the city, providing connections to the Interstate System.
  • About Providence
  • Rhode Island’s capital city, Providence is also the most populous city in the state, with over 180,000 residents at last census count. Providence is packed with historic architecture and romantic cobblestone streets, and the city plays host to thousands of tourists every year. There’s always something exciting going on here, from cultural celebrations to fantastic nightlife and a noteworthy music scene. It’s a city to rival any of the North East’s major hubs, and while it may not be as big as the likes of Boston and New York, its compact size means it’s got a kind of a small-town vibe that’s hard to find elsewhere.
  • About Boston
  • Boston is one of the most historical vacation destinations in the United States. Between the beautiful architecture, unique culture, amazing history and delicious food, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations on the East Coast. Perhaps no other city in America holds as much history of the colonial and Revolutionary War era as Boston. Personal preferences for entertainment and interests are virtually endless, you will always find something to do on every block!