Finding things to do in Warren

Warren, Rhode Island, offers a unique blend of small-town charm, artistic vibrancy, and waterfront beauty, making it an exceptional place to call home. Residents of Warren enjoy a tight-knit community atmosphere, with quaint streets lined with historic homes, locally-owned shops, and cozy cafes fostering a sense of belonging. The town's rich maritime heritage is reflected in its picturesque waterfront, where residents can enjoy scenic views, boating, and waterfront dining. Warren's thriving arts scene adds to its appeal, with galleries, studios, and cultural events showcasing the creative talents of local artists. Additionally, the town's convenient location, nestled between Providence and Newport, provides easy access to urban amenities while still retaining its tranquil coastal ambiance. Overall, Warren offers a welcoming and enriching environment for residents seeking a blend of culture, community, and coastal living.

Life in Warren

Shopping & Things To Do

You’ll find most of the larger retail stores are outside of Warren, but not too far away. Nearby Bristol and Barrington have Shaw’s and Stop N’ Shop for grocery needs. Many residents travel to Seekonk or Swansea via Route 6 for big box stores, such as Walmart, Target, and Kohl’s. If you like to shop local, Tom’s Market in Warren is a great spot to grab fresh produce or prepared foods.

The downtown area of Warren also has interesting antiquing stores and gift shops. Walk along Water Street and you’ll find stores like MUSE, Whimsies, The Greenery, and IslandBoy. Don’t forget to visit Imagine, a nationally-recognized gift store and ice cream parlor.

Recreation & Activities


Warren Folks Festival

A  “well-kept secret” annual music and arts festival in Warren. See some of the best local music acts for free! It’s an all-day music festival with two stages, local artists, and pop-up restaurants.

Warren Quahog Festival

Warren Quahog Festival

Every third weekend of July, the Warren Rotary Club throws a seafood festival at Burr’s Hill Park. You can get all your favorite Rhody bites all in one place — clam boil, fried clam bellies, fresh shucked oysters, fried dough, and more. There’s always live music outside and a beer tent, so you can pull up a lawn chair and enjoy!

Colt State Park

Colt State Park

Colt State is located in Bristol, but is really an attraction for the entire East Bay area of Rhode Island. It’s oceanfront panorama of Narragansett Bay is one of the “gems” of the state parks system in RI. There are miles of bike and walking trails and more than 500 acres of open, mix-use space and groomed lawns. There are 400+ picnic tables, a skate park, fishing ponds, a historical museum, and many playing fields for kids — basketball courts, volleyball courts, soccer fields, baseball fields, hockey rinks, and more.

Burrs Hill Park Warren Town Beach

Burr’s Hill Park & Warren Town Beach

A public park right on the East Bay Bike Path and waterfront. Good place to bring your dogs, enjoy a picnic, or play sports. The park has tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, swing sets and a small playground for kids. Across the street from the park is Warren town beach, a small area open for swimming throughout the year. You can also grab a picnic table by the water and relax.

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Jamiel’s Park

A long-time fresh seafood retailer based out of Warren, RI. Stop by their Clam Shack for amazing, RI-style fried seafood dishes. Or go to the marketplace for gourmet soups, fresh seafood, and prepared meals

windmill hill golf course

Windmill Hill Golf Course

A public, 9-hole golf course with a club house and full-service restaurant. The course is open daily and offers a function room for catering events and private parties.