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WHAT THEY’RE SAYING:

“One of the best 12 places to vacation in North America” – Money Magazine 
“South County is the new Hamptons” – Today Show 
“Secret Beaches: Why Rhode Islanders Love Their South County Gems” – Yankee Magazine, July/August 2011 
“Top 11 Great Getaways” – Coastal Living Magazine, May 2012 
“Just for summer: 51 great American Beaches” – USA Today, June 2012 
“12 Coastal Hotels With Stunning Shore Views” – Frommers, Spring 2012 

South County RI Facts
Wrapped around the southernmost edge of Rhode Island, you will find one of New England’s most-loved vacation spots, South County. Blessed by nature, this scenic area is filled with wildlife preserves, protected parks, and forests that spill down to hundreds of miles of sandy beaches. Our impressive coastline stretches from the seaside resort of Watch Hill, in the west, past Narragansett, in the east, and continues north to East Greenwich. Read More

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Arts & Culture 
What Rhode Island may lack in geographic size it makes up for with the prevalent arts and culture scene which is ever trending in the Ocean State. With seven major galleries and a separate set of seven theatres, South County has long been recognized as a cultural hotspot in the state! Read More 

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Family Fun
Due to South County’s central locality, many surrounding cities and islands are just a short ferry or car ride away. Rhode Island and Southern New England are a great neighboring bonus for any traveler to the area. Read More 

Living History of Rhode Island
You could say that South County, Rhode Island is full of history, but that would be an understatement. The notable houses and museums in each town tell a unique and fascinating story about Southern Rhode Island. Read More 

Beaches
South County's reputation for coastal beauty precedes itself. With 100 miles of breathtaking coastline, our variety of beaches are the jewels in Southern Rhode Island's crown. From tame, foot high, family friendly waves to pristine stretches of sand, it's a serene song to those seeking rejuvenation! Read More 

Day Trips
Due to South County’s central locality, many surrounding cities and islands are just a short ferry or car ride away. Rhode Island and Southern New England are a great neighboring bonus for any traveler to the area. Read More 

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Parks and Recreation
If South County is synonymous with anything, it is the great outdoors. With acres of untouched and untapped terrain, it’s almost impossible to take to the open road without seeing a preserve, refuge, state park or picturesque coastline. Read More 

The Ryan Center at the University of Rhode Island
Located in Kingston, RI, the Thomas M. Ryan Center is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose facility which opened its doors in 2002 and hosts family entertainment, concerts, athletic events, trade shows, conventions and other community events. Read More