- Our list of the best things to do in Westerly, Rhode Island, features the top 274 nearby activities — including 122 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Westerly, 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 25 things to do within the city of Westerly, RI , followed by 249 popular activities in nearby cities, including Groton, Narragansett, Montauk, New London, Mystic, Charlestown, Waterford, Norwich, Wakefield, Niantic, Mashantucket, Jamestown, Stonington, North Kingstown, Uncasville, Coventry, Watch Hill, East Greenwich, Wickford, East Lyme, Misquamicut, Newport, Exeter, Old Lyme and Saunderstown
The southern most point in Rhode Island, Napatree Point, is a 1.5 mile stretch of sand that now serves as a public beach and nature preserve. Visitors to the point enjoy strolling its length to see ospreys and the federally endangered piping plover.
Built in 1876 and on the National Register of Historic Landmarks, Flying Horse Carousel, has been delighting children for decades. The carousel, whose name was derived from the unique suspension design, is available to ride during non-winter months.
Located in a Greek Revival Church that was organized in 1843, the Granite Theatre has been renovated and restored to its original splendor. Visitors can choose from a full season of lively and entertaining productions by a talented cast of players.
The premier, full-service bait and tackle shop in southern Rhode Island can be found at Watch Hill Outfitters. In addition to quality gear and knowledgeable staff, visitors can rent or purchase kayaks and launch right from the back lot.
Watch Hill Light is a lighthouse which was originally constructed by order of President Thomas Jefferson. The lighthouse is 45 feet tall, and was automated in 1986. A small museum can be found on the lighthouse grounds.
Featuring an antique carousel, Watch Hill Carousel & Beach offers visitors scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is within walking distance of the downtown, which has shops and a lighthouse for visitors to see.