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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Miscellaneous Shop
“For those who enjoy a rather Bohemian adventure, this is an unusual group of shops located in Charlestown, a short drive down Route 1. The Umbrella Factory also features some animals, greenhouse, walking trails and cafe. Sometimes there are also booths for henna tattoos and other fun stuff in the summer!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“Bike riding, Frisbee golf, tennis courts, hiking trails, fresh water pond for swimming. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The coffee is very good, the staff is super friendly and all the pastries are made on site.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is the quiet beach. Limited parking, so get there early. If parking's full, continue south to Misquamicuit in Westerly or head back north towards Scarborough in Narragansett. By far the prettiest and most peaceful public beach in RI. Not great for swimming because the rip tide is usually pretty strong. Lots of folx like to go quahogging here too. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A very popular, family-friendly option just around the corner on Charlestown Beach Road. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“Just a quick bike ride away, this local gem has delicious, fresh baked goods and excellent organic coffee. There is almost always a line (for good reason) but it moves fast!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great family beach with Breachway to Ocean. Views of Block Island on a clear day, surfing occassionally.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“All you can eat seafood buffet! Or just sit by the pond outside for drinks and apps. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“Home Dec, Beachy stuff, Women's Clothing/Jewelry - tell our friend Ricky you’re stay with us!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A state beach, some of the best salt water fishing in South County, a boat launch, and a panoramic view of Block Island Sound. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Mix of local/tourist restaurant. Food is excellent, and always a nice friendly atmosphere. Outdoor bar with karaoke on Friday nights! Less than 5 minute drive, or you can bike to your meal! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent food -- great selection from seafood to steaks/burgers. Their fries (truffled, loaded, salt & vinegar ... etc.) are amazing! This place is A MUST. No reservations but you can usually call ahead to be put on the wait list. They also have horseshoes and other outdoor games to play while you wait. Open late.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“The Rathskeller is great! They recently restored the original murals from the 40's. Great food, outdoor games like horseshoes... lots of fun. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Colloquial Area
  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A very popular, family-friendly option just around the corner on Charlestown Beach Road. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“All you can eat seafood buffet! Or just sit by the pond outside for drinks and apps. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mix of local/tourist restaurant. Food is excellent, and always a nice friendly atmosphere. Outdoor bar with karaoke on Friday nights! Less than 5 minute drive, or you can bike to your meal! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent food -- great selection from seafood to steaks/burgers. Their fries (truffled, loaded, salt & vinegar ... etc.) are amazing! This place is A MUST. No reservations but you can usually call ahead to be put on the wait list. They also have horseshoes and other outdoor games to play while you wait. Open late.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“The Rathskeller is great! They recently restored the original murals from the 40's. Great food, outdoor games like horseshoes... lots of fun. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great breakfast on weekends. Family owned, large portion. Bring a bottle of wine or a beer to have with your dinner. Home cooked meals, seafood, pasta, salads, daily specials.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“This is darn good pizza Dine-in, Take Out, and one of the few places that will deliver to our area. Traditional pizza and some with a twist. Friendly owners, staff, and drivers. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends

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