A Rhode Island gem, Middletown is a beautiful coastal community, home to unspoiled sandy beaches, nature preserves, a wildlife refuge and bird sanctuary, as well as historic attractions and a charming small-town vibe.
Top beaches to visit include Sachuest Beach with calm waters and lovely white sand, as well as Third Beach.
Nature lovers will enjoy the wildlife refuge at Sachuest Point, full of endless trails and beautiful scenery, including points to climb and sit on the rocks and meditate on the blue horizon before you. Also, look out for bird activity at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, complete with acres of land to wander and find some peace.
Spend some time at Prescott Farm, a colonial farm where you can see an 1812 Windmill, walking trails and historic buildings, then sip on some local wine at Newport Vineyards. Sweet Berry Farm is also unmissable -- this cute berry picking location is everything you want from a local, rural farm.
For a different perspective see this beautiful coastline from the air on a helicopter tour and get unforgettable views of Aquidneck Island.
Summer is when the area really comes to life and is great for families looking to get back to nature.