The iced lemonade drips off her lips and forms a perfect drop that runs down her chin. She smiles. One of those smiles that melt your heart even on the toughest days. We are on vacation. The one time of year that nothing else matters but being together.
We are sharing things to do in Rhode Island with kids because this is a big part of our vacation each year and time together. The experience is something we treasure and are sure you will as well.
Things to do in Rhode Island with Kids
We come to Rhode Island each year because it is where my husband was born. The place he also had his very first Del’s Frozen Lemonade. His first kiss, caught his first wave, rescued his first swimmer from his life guard chair. It is where it all began for him.
The place he most wants to share with the people he loves most.
There are many things to do in Rhode Island. It is the smallest state that brings with it the best memories. We have found so many things to do in Rhode Island with kids.
The first is to hit the beaches. We love East beach because that is where my husband used to lifeguard. I will remind you to look on the internet to determine if you need a tag or have to pay for parking. I am from Florida, so this whole pay for the beach is not something I was used to doing.
We also spend a lot of time hiking and exploring the unique ecosystem of Rhode Island. I suggest including Ninigret Park into your trip if you also enjoy learning while you vacation. The educational opportunities in the museum are just as incredible as the the nature walks outside. This jewel located in Charlestown Rhode Island is one you shouldn’t miss.
I can’t tell you how many times my children have enjoyed this one of a kind attraction. They love the wooden horses and the magic of winning loops. The Watch Hill Beach Carousel is combining the best of yesterday and the greatness of today. If your children are as obsessed as mine with pop culture you should also see Taylor Swift’s house in the area.
This is one of my favorite destination, the eclectic mixture of the old and the new sprinkled with the charm that artist bring makes this a fun location for the kid in all of us. The Umbrella Factory features tall bamboo, live animals that freely roam, and the shopping were delightful. The children enjoyed lunch at the cafe and homemade ice cream.
There are so many things to do in Rhode Island with kids. We take our children to the lake. They can sail, swim, or fish. You should see the sand castle they can make.
I can’t let you leave Rhode Island without a meal for everyone. We went to this great place with the best seafood around. It featured plenty of places for your children to play while you eat. The Shore Dinner Hall featured the local favorites like stuffies, chowder, and my favorite lobster rolls all while enjoying a pirates play land.
Rhode Island may be small, but the memories you make while here will fill a large part of your heart.
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