Things to do
Exciting Things To Do In Bristol
Experience the wonder of Bristol, Rhode Island, an alluring New England town on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Celebrate Bristol's esteemed maritime and boat-building history by touring the Herreshoff Marine Museum. Enjoy a relaxing hike or scenic bike ride along Narragansett Bay.
There's always something to explore in Bristol! Step back in time by touring the historic Blithwold Estate. Drink in the beauty of Colt State Park, with 464 acres of beautiful foliage, fruit trees and walking paths. Set off for sailing, boating and fishing adventures from Bristol Harbor, just steps from the Inn.
Colt State Park
Discover four miles of scenic biking and hiking paths, panoramic views of Narragansett Bay, fruit orchards, and picnic areas.
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Tour this beautifully preserved 19th-century estate with its manicured gardens, stone walls and walkways, original furnishings, and period artwork.
Herreshoff Marine Museum
Home to the America's Cup Hall of Fame, the museum celebrates the yacht and boat innovations of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company.
Roger Williams University
Discover the private university in Bristol, known for its academic expertise in marine science, shellfish aquaculture, ports, shipping, marine trades and defense, and marine.
East Bay Bike Path
Grab your bike to the East Bay Bike Path and uncover the breathtaking views of stunning landscapes with a leisurely ride. A 12-mile long biking route that takes you through a greater sense of freedom to explore the spectacular views in this iconic part of the city.
Other Area Attractions
- Hope Street
- Audubon Society Environmental
- Education Center
- Linden Place Mansion
- Independence Park
- Prudence Island Ferry
- Bristol Art Museum
- William Fales House
- Mosaic Arts Gallery
- Coggeshall Farm Museum