Rhode Island by Land, Sea or Sky
Soak up views from different perspectives in the Ocean State.
Tour Name: Newport Bicycle
What You’ll See: The Breakers mansion, Bailey’s Beach and nine miles of Aquidneck Island’s beauty and history.
Things to Know Before You Go: Dress appropriately for bicycling and wear layers to adjust to changing temperatures. Don’t forget sun protection.
Booking Info: Visit newport bicycleri.com/tours, call at 846-0773, or visit 130 Broadway, Newport. Tours are $50.
Prefer to go it alone?
Head to Bristol, Warren, Providence or anywhere in between to pedal more than thirteen miles of paved, unobstructed cycling on the East Bay Bike Path through Rhode Island. Call 253-7482 for details or visit riparks.com/locations/locationeastbay.html.
Tour Name: Sightsailing of Newport
What You’ll See: Sail under the Newport Bridge, through Narragansett Bay and cruise by Fort Adams. Try your hand at the helm or trim the sails.
Things to Know Before You Go: Bring extra layers.
Booking Info: Visit sightsailing.com, call 849-3333 or visit 32 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport. Ticket prices vary based on boats and tours, beginning at $30 for a day sail or $39 for a sunset. Private and charter sails are also available.
Looking for calmer waters?
See the streets of Providence by water with the Providence River Boat Company. Reserve a private charter or get up close to WaterFire and see the city from a whole new perspective. Visit providenceriverboat.com for more information or call 440-6920. Tickets start at $20 per person, kids twelve and younger are $15. Tours start at the Hot Club docks at 575 South Water St., Providence (except for WaterFire tours).
Tour Name: Bird’s Eye View Helicopters
What You’ll See: Choose from eight tours, whether you want to see the mansions, lighthouses or a sunset. Customize your trip ahead of time for a one-of-a-kind experience. Things to Know Before You Go: Bring a camera for awesome aerial photos. No appointment is necessary, but definitely recommended.
Booking Info: Visit riaerial.com, call 843-8687 or visit Newport Airport, 211 Airport Access Rd., Middletown. Tickets range from $75 to $190 per person.
Loving the sky-high views?
Adrenaline junkies, look no further. See beautiful Rhode Island from above as you plunge toward solid ground. Contact Skydive Newport at 845-0395 or visit skydive newport.com. Jumps start at $220 per person at Newport Airport.