Rhode Island on a Dime
You don't have to be Rachel Ray to find good eats and bargains in the Ocean State
Photographs © The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
Ask any Rhode Islander and they'll tell you where to find the best values. Maybe it's in the blood, but bargain shopping is a Rhode Island sport. Sure, we have plenty of high priced options and you can live like a prince and spend the money to reflect that lifestyle. But Rhode Island is not New York City when it comes to prices (no offense to our friends in the Big Apple). You can enjoy a great meal here without having to mortgage the family home. You can find just about anything here without a lot of travelling and you can cut back on the stress. You'll find that your dollar will go a long way when you are visiting the Festival.
We've asked our staff and friends of the Festival to help us, help you enjoy your trip and ensure that you still have some money in your pocket when you go back home. Call it a wee bit of the old Yankee frugality. We guarantee you'll enjoy these cost-effective Ocean State options.
CHEAP EATS & COFFEE
• Caserta Pizza, this is the real Rhode Island pizza!
• Allie's Donuts, simply the best in the state!
• WIld Colonial
• Andreas, reasonable prices, pleasant atmosphere
• Cuban Revolution, which is like an expensive [N.Y.] restaurant but is totally affordable and it has good and healthy food
• Urbanspoon Cheap Eats in Rhode Island
• Rhode Island Monthly Twenty top spots for bargain breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night eats.
• Ethnic Eats in the Ocean State
• Yelp's Cheap Eats in Providence
• Rhode Island Groupon Restaurant Deals
• Ocean State Job Lot
• Only in Rhode Island
• Christmas Tree Shops
• T.J. Maxx
• BJ's Wholesale
• Roger Williams Park Zoo, they also have a Natural History Museum and a Planetarium
• There are also walking trails at Roger Williams Park Zoo — free
• RISD Museum
• East Bay Bike Path — free
• Rhode Island State Parks — free
• Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown – walking, birding trails, cheap (5 or 7$ I think)
• Roger Williams National Memorial on North Main St in Providence (Ask for John McNiff – he’s a ranger there (and an archaeologist) he can give you LOTS of ideas for places of historical interest to walk, walking tours, etc – most free)
• Mansion tour of properties owned by the Newport Preservation Society
• A stroll on the Newport Cliff Walk
• Visit any of the Rhode Island beaches... always a quick afternoon getaway
• 100 things to do with your kids in Rhode Island
• Free activities in Providence
• Trip Advisor Things to Do in Rhode Island
• Family Day Activities in Rhode Island
Thanks to Paul Ruggeri, Deb Walsh and Lawrence Andrade for their input creating this page.
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