- Our list of the best things to do in Charlestown, Rhode Island, features the top 318 nearby activities — including 148 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Charlestown, RI has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 17 things to do within the city of Charlestown, RI , followed by 301 popular activities in nearby cities, including Newport, Westerly, Groton, North Kingstown, Narragansett, New London, Mystic, Middletown, Jamestown, East Greenwich, Warwick, Wakefield, Stonington, Mashantucket, Coventry, Uncasville, Portsmouth, Norwich, Watch Hill, Wickford, Waterford, Misquamicut, Montauk, Bristol, Exeter and Saunderstown
95% 56 votes
50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI MoreLess Info
Located on the site of a World War II Naval Auxillary landing field, Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge and Kettle Pond Visitors Center, is a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts. With abundant bird species, hiking trails, kayaking and more, visit today.
90% 63 votes
557 Charlestown Beach Road, Charlestown, RI 02813 MoreLess Info
Featuring a wide expanse of pristine sands, Charlestown Town Beach, is the perfect place to enjoy the surf while avoiding the big crowds. Convenient parking just off the beach, clean changing area and showers are just some of the amenities.
Step back in time and visit a 19th century, unique shopping experience at Fantastic Umbrella Factory. Visitors can browse the vendors wares that are set up inside of a large barn, stop at the café, or stroll the gardens outside.
96% 24 votes
50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813 MoreLess Info
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge features acres of wildlife and provides an important stopover and wintering area for migratory birds. The refuge offers trails for walking or running and spots for a picnic or relaxing on rocks by the water.
With its own 16' Meade LX200 Schmidt Cassegrain telescope, Frosty Drew Observatory lets visitors view the stars and other astronomical, deep space objects. Among these objects, visitors can see planets, galaxies, nebulas, and more.
At Kayak Centre, visitors can enroll in a variety of programs related to the sport of kayaking. The center hosts gentle kayaks trips for novices through the nearby harbor, and a scenic coastal tour with experienced instructors.
The Charlestown Gallery showcases exceptional regional painting, sculpture, and photography in their 3,000 sq ft. gallery. Ongoing exhibits, frequent shows, and receptions help to introduce the artist's works and welcome new visitors to the gallery.