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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
“Fun, quirky little spot with locally made crafts for sale, beautiful plant selection, and cute chickens, emus, and goats. Fun for kids and adults! ”
  • 21 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
Restaurant
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“A very popular, family-friendly option just around the corner on Charlestown Beach Road. ”
  • 7 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. ”
  • 5 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
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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
Store
“Home Dec, Beachy stuff, Women's Clothing/Jewelry - tell our friend Ricky you’re stay with us!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“All you can eat seafood buffet! Or just sit by the pond outside for drinks and apps. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The Rathskeller is great! They recently restored the original murals from the 40's. Great food, outdoor games like horseshoes... lots of fun. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Colloquial Area
  • 1 local recommends
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
Clothing Store
“Visit Sandra at Galapagos for an amazing selection of clothing, shoes and jewelry. While there grab a coffee at Dave's Coffee located on site! ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A very popular, family-friendly option just around the corner on Charlestown Beach Road. ”
  • 7 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
“All you can eat seafood buffet! Or just sit by the pond outside for drinks and apps. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Rathskeller is great! They recently restored the original murals from the 40's. Great food, outdoor games like horseshoes... lots of fun. ”
  • 12 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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