Destination guide

Escape to New England

Founded in 1709, Wickford is a historic town on the shores of Rhode Island. It's an enchanting slice of New England, with locals peddling it as "Nantucket at a fraction of the cost". For a quintessential New England experience, don't miss the chance to stay in a heritage-listed home. From elegant waterfront estates to beautifully restored clapboard cottages, Wickford vacation rentals unlock access to some of North Kingstown's best properties. Head down the cape and you'll find a string of beaches that are perfect for swimming, sunbathing and sandcastle building.

Things to do

Go organic on Casey Farm

Overlooking Narragansett Bay, Casey Farm has been raising crops for centuries. Today you can tour the grounds, learn about the organic movement and visit the graveyard where 6 generations of Caseys are buried. In summer, the Casey Farm Market is a great place to pick up fresh produce from across the region. Housed in a former naval base, the Quonset Air Museum is well worth a visit. It was once a base for Naval Construction Battalions known as the Seabees, though today it's filled with missiles, vintage planes and thousands of aviation artifacts.

Activities

Step back in time on historic Main Street

Wickford is one of the East Coast's prettiest villages, dotted with beautiful New England architecture and home to one off the largest collections of 18th-century houses in the USA. Main Street is lined with antique emporiums, art galleries and flower-strewn gardens. You'll soon fall under its spell, so why not stay local with Wickford vacation rentals in the heart of the village? One of the best ways to enjoy the coastline is by boat. Scenic cruises showcase the 10 lighthouses that dot Narragansett Bay, as well as Newport Harbor, Jamestown Bridge, Fort Adams and a host of historic oceanfront mansions.

Weather

Sun-drenched days in Wickford

Wickford is at its best in the summer, with warm weather and plenty of sunshine to soak up. Crowds soar from Memorial Day to Labor Day, when flocks of families descend on Rhode Island. Planning a summer vacation? Wickford treats everyone to a warm welcome, including Fido. The town loves pups, with most shops welcoming dogs with a bowl of water and a handful of treats. You'll also be spoilt for choice with pet-friendly Wickford vacation rentals. If you dream of windswept walks on the beach and cozy nights by the fire, winter is a great time to visit.

Natural features

Beach-hopping in Wickford Cove

Wickford is perched on the western side of Narragansett Bay, around 30 minutes from Providence. The town is anchored by a bustling marina set on Wickford Cove. If you're craving a beach scene, the nearby towns of Narragansett and Point Judith are both fringed by beautiful sandy beaches. North Kingstown Town Beach is also an easy walk from the village, with golden sand and a grassy foreshore. For a glimpse of the local ecosystem, head to the Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge. The wetlands sit on the Hunt River and are a haven for birdlife.

Where to stay around Wickford?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 15 vacation rentals near Wickford. From 10 Houses to 2 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Wickford for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Wickford?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Wickford:

  • Point Judith: 375 vacation rentals
  • Matunuck: 479 vacation rentals
  • Bonnet Shores: 123 vacation rentals
  • Narragansett Pier: 412 vacation rentals
  • Newport East: 364 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Wickford?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Wickford. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wickford Harbor: 1,865 vacation rentals
  • Kayak Centre of Rhode Island: 1,861 vacation rentals
  • Narragansett Beach: 716 vacation rentals
  • East Beach: 1,381 vacation rentals
  • Charlestown Town Beach: 624 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wickford listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Wickford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 10 Houses in Wickford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Wickford include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Wickford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 15 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Wickford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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