A Weekend in Narragansett
Narragansett is primarily a beach community that does not fall short when it comes to summertime activities. Through this itinerary, you will find what to experience during the summer months - as the area does not stop during this time.
This itinerary prepares you for a trip during the summer. Narragansett in the summertime is great for shorts, tank tops or t-shirts, and bathing suits. You can also pack formal attire for nice restaurants and casual clothes for grabbing a bite to eat outside. Some nights get chilly, so don’t forget a light sweater.
From New York/Connecticut: I-95 to Exit 92 in Connecticut. At the light, make a right onto RT 2. You will be on RT 2 for 1.5 miles when you will see a sign for 78 west on the right. Take 78 west for approx. 4 miles. Look for signs for US RT 1 north, make left at intersection. You will be on Rt 1 for 20 miles, make right off the Narragansett exit. Follow signs to RT 108.
From Boston and all points North: I-95 to Exit 9 in RI. Exit in left lane off highway onto RT 4. Follow RT 4 to RT 1 South for 8 miles to the Narragansett exit. Turn left at light and go under overpass. At this rotary bear left and follow signs for Narragansett.
TF Greene International Airport: Exit 13 off of interstate 95.
RIPTA: Drives from Providence to Narragansett. Fare is $2.00 per ride with special passes available. Check Ripta.com for ride schedules.
Amtrack- Kingston Station: West Kingston, Rhode Island. Train travels regionally. Check Amtrack.com for details.
A great way to experience the beauty of Narragansett is by walking or taking a bike. Uber is becoming a popular app around this town but taxis are available as well. You can also rent a car from Hertz or Enterprise.
Day / Night 1
Breakfast: Your first day should start at Phil’s Restaurant (232 Main St., Wakefield). Although not directly in Narragansett, this is a short ride. Phil’s offers some of the best breakfast in town and is family friendly. It is inexpensive and offers a nice diner feel. They also just added an additional rooftop eating space.
After Breakfast: Head to Narragansett Beach! You can pay to park in one of the lots or park for free on the sea wall (if you can find a spot). There are great spots within walking distance. You can walk to sea wall, walk to narrow river, and take a look at the Narragansett Towers. You can grab lunch at Narragansett Beach. They offer the usual beach pavilion options. A day at the beach can easily be a whole day adventure.
Dinner: IGGY’s is a great take-out restaurant that is family friendly. This will give you a taste of all Rhode Island favorites. They serve favorites such as, clam cakes, chowder, and doughboys.
After Dinner: Grab a drink at George’s of Galilee. This may be a further drive, but it’s worth it. Located right on the beach, it is a great place to grab a drink after a long day.
Day / Night 2
Breakfast: When you wake up and need a bagel and cup of coffee, Coffee & Bagel Connection in Bonnet had delicious and inexpensive breakfast.
During the day: This could be a great day to spend outside. You could rent bikes from Narragansett Bikes Inc. or rent a kayak from Narrow River Kayaks. You could even take surfing lessons.
Lunch: If you are looking for a nicer lunch where you can eat outside, there are multiple options. Trio, Coast Guard House, and Turtle Soup are great restaurants that are walking distance to Narragansett Beach and give you the ability to eat outside.
Afternoon: This could be a great opportunity to golf! If you are just looking to hit some balls, Narragansett Driving Range is a great spot. If you want to play 18 holes on a beautiful course, Point Judith Country Club is a perfect option.
Dinner: Crazy Burger is famous for their delicious burgers and creative menu. Located right in Narragansett, this restaurant is always packed so get there early! It’s BYOB so make sure to bring some alcohol as well! This town favorite was also featured on the Food Network show, Driver Dine-ins and Dives.
After Dinner: Grab a drink at The Coast Guard House. Located right on the sea wall, next to the Narragansett Towers, this restaurant always offers a good atmosphere. It is the perfect way to end your trip!