Your Rhode Island Summer Bucket List

Don't miss these 21 fun activities this summer.

The drive from Sachuest Point, near Second Beach in Middletown.

Summer is short, so you have to make the most of it. Don’t waste a day with our guide to great things to see and do and eat all summer long. Don’t forget that summer really doesn’t end until close to the end of September [September 21], so you still have almost two months of fun in front of you. Here is our summer bucket list featuring all the great ideas we’ve covered on our blog since June.

1. Take a spontaneous day trip to Sachuest Point.

2. Watch a summer movie screening in downtown Providence.

3. Soak up live music at an outdoor summer concert series.

4. Take an outdoor fitness class.

5. Go on the bumper cars, or play bubble soccer and human bowling at the Providence Rink.

6. Try clam cakes at Aunt Carrie’s, the Clam Cake Crawl winner.

7. Go Sightsailing in Newport onboard the Aquidneck.

8. Take your dog somewhere that’s pooch-friendly.

9. Taste one of the best milkshakes in Rhode Island.

10. Ride the Rails with Rail Explorers of Rhode Island.

11. Don’t miss food truck nights in your town.

12. Spend the night camping at one of these 5 spots in Rhode Island.

13. Try Rhode Island’s newest ice cream trailer.

14. Get wet at one of these free water parks for kids.

15. Dine at restaurants serving the best seafood in Rhode Island.

16. Go kayaking at of these 6 spots.

17. Hit up 16 great playgrounds in Rhode Island.

18. Go to Rhode Island’s best freshwater swimming spots.

19. Eat Rhode Island oysters.

20. Go to a summer festival, including Newport Jazz Fest or Charlestown Seafood Festival.

21. Go to Block Island for a day.

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