In the immediate downtown mix of South Kingstown, Main Street in Wakefield is the route to shopping with a bit of something for everyone. From boutiques to specialty shops and a few restaurants, there is no shortage of unique gifting or sport equipment needs for the outdoor soul. There is a great access point to hop on the William C. O’Neill Bike Path which runs to Kingston Station or Narragansett, depending on the direction. Shopping in downtown Wakefield is a safe, walk-able stretch of road where parking is never an issue.
Historic Wickford Village
Home to one of the largest Art Festival’s in the state with over 250 artists from around the world, Wickford’s artistic sense matched with its historic roots brings visitors to enjoy its seaside charm. With over 50 owner-operated businesses in town, there is plenty of dining, gallery, jewelry, as well as goods for the home. The style and gifting boutiques play up on the historically whimsical appeal that only Wickford can provide.
There is no shortage of nautical and hand crafted inspiration in Watch Hill! From sculptors and photographers to décor and antiques, Watch Hill has long been sought for their laid back approach and relaxing atmosphere for retail. There are beachwear offerings, specialty products, the historical Watch Hill Carousel, candy, jewelry and unique boutique shopping.
Wilcox Park has long been a beckoning staple in the vibrant downtown area in Westerly. The cozy brick and mortar buildings invite visitors who are looking for a hidden treasure amongst many antique and consignments stores aplenty. Many of the familiar walkable businesses and boutiques which line the downtown area such as Woodmansee’s and Black Duck have called locals and visitors alike for years.
Nestled between North Kingstown and Warwick, downtown East Greenwich is well known for its vibrant Main Street and waterfront. Great restaurants line the downtown area with historical notes and colonial architecture. Boutiques with wedding finery, attire, jewelry and shoes welcome shoppers while coffee shops and diverse menus keep shoppers caffeinated and full. There are true gems not be missed!