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Vacation Rental Price Information in Rhode Island
We analyzed vacation houses, cottages and apartments to display a price graph showing the average price per night in Rhode Island. It is during a week of August (8/4 - 8/11) that you will find the highest prices for the next 12 months. You can find some of the best deals during a week of October (10/13 - 10/20). It is the cheapest week of the next 12 months.
Rental Availability Information in Rhode Island
The graph shows the weekly availability rate in Rhode Islandfor the next twelve months. The week with the highest booking rate in the next 12 months is in August (8/4 - 8/11), where 79% of the vacation rentals are booked. People tend to travel less to Rhode Island during a week in June (6/1 - 6/8) when only 34% of the rentals are booked.
The Weather in Rhode Island
Check out the climate diagram for Rhode Island. July is the warmest month of the year in Rhode Island with temperatures reaching a maximum average of 82°. On the contrary, the coolest month is February. According to the climate diagram, January is the rainiest month of the year in Rhode Island.
Unwind by the sea at a Rhode Island vacation home
Characterized by beautiful colonial towns by the sea and white sandy beaches, Rhode Island (RI) makes for a lovely vacation destination when you want to take a break from your routine. Although it is not an island as its name suggests, it is a beach lover’s paradise.
Whether you’d like to spend your vacation exploring beaches and lighthouses, trying out new outdoor activities, or spending quality time with your family or spouse in a beautiful vacation rental, Rhode Island is sure to leave you with many wonderful memories.
Nicknamed “Little Rhody,” the state will take visitors all of 45 minutes to traverse. However, you should consider taking the scenic route, spending time experiencing the local culture, cuisine, and natural beauty of Rhode Island. There is simply so much to see and do in this delightful place.
Getting to Rhode Island
Rhode Island has its own airport, Theodore Francis Green State Airport, located in Warwick, the second biggest city in the state, about six miles south of Providence. It operates flights from more than 15 destinations in the United States, and a few international flights. Another option for arriving by plane is to fly to New England's biggest airport, Boston Logan International Airport. There are also regular bus services between Boston Airport and Rhode Island's capital Providence as well as a train which will take you to the capital in about one hour. Once you arrive at your Rhode Island vacation home, the best way to further travel around the state is by car.
Rhode Island’s culinary highlights
Vacations mean forgetting diets for awhile and tucking into some delicious local dishes. Rhode Island will make all foodies happy – there are several local food items in the state, and each has an interesting history and tradition.
Being close to the coast, Rhode Island offers fresh seafood as a highlight of its cuisine. Feast on classic dishes such as clam cakes, which are made from finely chopped clams and batter, deep fried until crisp. Clam chowder is another dish to try while in Rhode Island.
For an authentic taste of the state, try stuffed quahogs or “stuffies.” This dish comprises the state’s official shell, stuffed with a yummy filling.
Life on the beaches of Rhode Island
Dreaming of idyllic beach life? Head south to Narragansett Bay, where you will find public beaches with calm waters and refreshing breezes. Briston, Warwick and New Port do not fall far behind with their fine white sands, so whether you are staying at Rhode Island vacation rentals in South or North County, East or West Bay, you can always opt for a beautiful day by the water. Surfing, kayaking or even skydiving are only some of the attactions available to those with an adventourous spirit.
Visit New Port to have a glimpse at luxurious lifestyles on the shore. The glamorous New Port mansions offer guided tours which will leave you marvelling at the extravagant remnants of the Gilded Age from the middle of the 19th century. The Breakers is the most famous among them, sporting 70 rooms, including a three-story dining room and 30-foot-high front gates. Enter the Italian Renaissance summer mansion of the incredibly rich Vanderbilt family, and experience what is it like to live in a palace on the beach.
Attractions for art and culture lovers
The Museum of Art at Providence’s Rhode Island School of Design has a fascinating collection of over 26,000 exhibits displaying historical and contemporary clothing and textiles. Other exhibits include ancient art, a painting and sculpture collection featuring works by many celebrated artists, contemporary art, and Asian art.
Thanks to its geography, the state is renowned for its nautical roots. The Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol is the place to visit to get a feel of the area’s sailing and boating culture. The museum, which pays tribute to beautiful boat designs, is home to the America's Cup Hall of Fame. It features over 60 yachts, among other displays.
Child-friendly activities in Rhode Island
When vacationing with little children, step out of your Rhode Island vacation home to explore some of the area’s well-known family attractions. Take them to Big Nazo to watch puppet performers and visual artists put on a thrilling show with innovative techniques. You can also go to WaterFire in Providence for a memorable outdoor experience with the whole family. Live performances, boat rides, and bonfires are just a few of its features.
A day trip to the idyllic block island
Leave your Rhode Island vacation home and plan a day trip to Block Island. Hop on the Block Island Ferry from Point Judith to get to the Block Island and chill out in its easygoing atmosphere. Block offers the perfect combination of leisure and fun. It has its own round of pristine beaches, and a breathtaking scenery which you can marvel at while cycling along the island's coastal path. Look down from the 200-foot Mohegan Bluffs to yet another beach and hit the bike brakes when you reach the Victorian Southeast Lighthouse to find out about its peculiar history. In case you lose track of time and miss the last connection to your Rhode Island vacation rental, the town of New Harbor also offers lodging and dining.
Venetian-style bridges and fire show at the rivers of Providence
When you return to your Rhode Island vacation rental in Providence, you can still escape the big city life at the four-acre Waterplace Park and Riverwalk, running along Woonasquatucket River. Located in the downtown of Providence, close to Rhode Island vacation homes, this urban park offers a romantic stroll along the cobblestone-paved pedestrian walkways, green spaces, Venetian-style bridges and gondola rides. It hosts the summer WaterFire events, attacting hundreds of art lovers, curious travelers and locals. Providence's signature event, WaterFire is concentrated around the award-winning fire sculpture installation where the three rivers in downtown Providence meet. The sculpture by local artist Barnaby Evans, consisting of 11 braziers situated in the middle of the water, are lit up every year together with more than 100 bonfires to create a stunning light spectacle. The family-friendly celebrations are a delight for the senses with crackling fires, golden reflections and performers floating along the river in torch-lit vessels. WaterFire is a truly unique experience that is held twice a month, May through November, usually on Saturday evenings.
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