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Summer Offerings in Rhode Island

by Katie Skrzek

May 14, 2021

Photo: Ayano Hisa

North America

Rhode Island offers visitors a summer full of events and new restaurant and hotel openings throughout the state.



Champlin’s Marina and Resort opens on Block Island this summer. The property will be the only hotel on the island with a pool. The 44-guestroom resort offers beach access and several dining options. Graduate Providence has new amenities for guests. The Norwich Spa opened in April, offering guests luxurious spa treatments. Reiner’s Bar & Game Room, a new dining concept, will open later this summer.


Food and beverage

Originally a pop-up, La Vecina Taqueria opens its permanent location in June in Newport’s historic Washington Square. The restaurant serves authentic Mexican cuisine. Ocean House debuts its next round of its seasonal culinary pop-up series: Sipping Terrace. Ocean House partners with gin distiller Sipsmith to offer guests cocktails and food offerings for afternoon tea and dinner.



The Newport Flower Show takes place June 18–20. The event will be an indoor, self-guided tour of floral displays atRosecliff Mansion. Providence Restaurant Week runs July 11 –24. The two-week event includes deals for breakfast, lunch and dinner from participating restaurants. Dine-in or take-out options are available. Washington County Fair celebrates its 55th year in 2021. The family-friendly fair features rides, live music, livestock shows, games and food. It runs Aug. 11–15. The Levitt Music Series takes places Friday nights July 9–Sept. 10. The live concerts feature a local opener and a headliner.


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