If you’re craving a scenic destination with tons of exciting things to do, look no further than Rhode Island. Soak up the sun on the beaches of Middletown; perfect your golf game in Bristol; or experience the electrifying nightlife in Newport. Kick back and relax in a spacious waterfront Rhode Island vacation rental with your groomsmen, and enjoy breathtaking views of lighthouses, the ocean, and fall foliage. Make memories to last a lifetime by celebrating your bachelor party in one of these Rhode Island cities and towns.

1. Providence

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A vacation rental in Providence gives you and your buddies a chance to see historical attractions while jogging or hiking near the State House on Capitol Hill or the Old Brick School House. Sign up for the East Side Walking Tour to see more historical homes and then stop in at the local pubs such as the Art Bar. The nightlife in Providence allows you and your groomsmen to live it up while the DJ beats are playing at Colosseum, or order up some martinis at Tantric Lounge. The Public Kitchen Bar is a hotspot for late-night comfort food and bar games. When you want to go sightseeing on the water, pack up your coolers and head out for a boat tour with the Providence River Boat Company. Top off a weekend evening by trying your luck at the Casino at Roger Williams Park.

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2. Middletown

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Make Middletown your vacation destination for your bachelor party and find yourselves on the beach, in the water, and fishing off the pier at Third Beach with the guys. Known for its annual Wine and Tasting Tour with stops at Newport Vineyards and Greenvale Vineyards, you and your friends can relax on the patios of popular wineries before heading to Brewski’s for some local beer. A day at Aquidneck Island gives you a chance to surf with rentals from Rhody Surf before getting in 18 holes of golf at Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club. The adventurous types may also enjoy a vigorous hike at Purgatory Chasm or an adrenaline rush skydiving with Skydive Newport.

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3. Bristol

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Toss back some brews and toast your future with your groomsmen in Bristol on your bachelor party trip to the British Beer Company. Bristol is a mecca for nightlife with clubs such as Bar 31 and the Wood Street Cafe where you can challenge the boys to some bar games. Thrill the thrill-seekers with a Segway or bicycling tour on the East Bay bike path, or head out to Colt State Park to hike to the area’s historical monuments. Treat the active golfers to a game at the Bristol Golf Club, and then dive into some happy-hour food specials at the DeWolf Tavern, an upscale distillery with patio seating and an impressive rum collection.

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4. Block Island

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A bachelor party trip is designed to offer rest and relaxation in addition to nightlife, which is why Block Island is the ideal destination, providing your crew with both. Opt for a guided fishing tour with Fish the World Charters, and then get moving and shaking at Captain Nick’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Bar. Hike to the Mohegan Bluffs to see the hidden coves, or pop open a cold beverage while soaking up the sun at Crescent Beach or Mansion Beach. When you want to kick back and watch a sporting event and joke with local bachelors, stop in at the nearby Yellow Kittens Tavern or Club Soda.

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5. Woonsocket

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Show your bros a good time with a vacation rental in Woonsocket that puts you in close proximity to English-themed brews, bars, and clubs. Head over to Boilermakers for some bar games, or savor the bar food at Ciro’s Tavern for the evening. During the days, check out the historic district, or challenge your groomsmen to a hike along the trails that lead to the Blackstone Gorge. Practice your golf swings at the Iron Woods Golf Practice Center, or head to Lock, Stock and Daria to check out the shooting range. Cowboys is the place to go for some live music in the evenings, or kick back at Cooky’s Bar and Grill while shooting darts with your boys.

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6. Newport

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When you want to celebrate your upcoming nuptials with oceanfront views, Newport is the obvious vacation destination. Check out the hiking trails and marinas on the Newport Cliff Walk, or rent kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes from Adventure Watersports for a day on the water. Eat your way through this busy city with American cuisine at the Fifth Element and fresh seafood at the Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar. When the sun sets, get rowdy at One Pelham East while listening to live reggae music, or head to Studio 3 for some dancing and cocktails. The Newport Grand Casino is also a hotspot for bachelor parties with access to clubs inside the casino and, of course, slots and poker tables.

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7. Cumberland

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For the group that enjoys outdoor attractions, a vacation in Cumberland offers plenty of activities for bachelors, including access to 65 acres of trails at the Metcalf Franklin Farm for hiking or jogging. Sit back and relax with a glass of wine at the Diamond Hill Vineyards with your wedding party, or chill at McT’s Tavern with some comfort food and brews. The Blackstone River Bikeway offers the perfect segway for a morning bike ride before hitting the nightlife at Skeff’s Neighborhood Pub and the Garage Bar and Grill.

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