Best Bargains in Rhode Island | 2014 Editors' Choice Awards
Pinching pennies never felt so good! Check out our picks for the best bargains in Rhode Island for 2014.
BEST BARGAIN BASEBALL:
NEWPORT GULLS, Newport
The Newport Gulls, a summer collegiate baseball team, has been wooing fans to historic Cardines Field with their stellar play (they’ve won five New England College Baseball League championships since 2001) and their family-friendly ticket prices ($4 for adults; kids under 12 pay a buck). 20 America’s Cup Ave. 401-845-6832; newportgulls.com
BEST VINTAGE FINDS:
THE PROVIDENCE FLEA, Providence
Curator of cool, The Providence Flea is a juried outdoor urban flea market with a decidedly Brooklyn bent. Launched in 2013, the Flea quickly became a popular Sunday haunt for treasure seekers and lovers of all things vintage. So popular, in fact, that the founders have already added a few cool-weather indoor dates to the docket. Summer Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Providence River Greenway, across from 345 South Water St. 401-484-7783; providenceflea.com
BEST USED-BOOK STORE:
Cellar Stories, Providence
Bibliophiles, behold: 70,000 rare and used books and counting. Pick your poison—art and architecture, poetry, New England history—the selection at Cellar Stories is vast and varied, and owner Michael Chandley is an encyclopedia of knowledge. 111 Mathewson St. 401-521-2665; cellarstories.com
BEST OUTDOOR INDIE FILM SERIES:
Some of the area’s most picturesque and iconic venues—First Beach, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Norman Bird Sanctuary—play host to a boundary-pushing lineup of indie films as part of newportFILM’s summer series. Five-star location and production all for a suggested donation of $5. 401-649-2784; newportfilm.com/programs/outdoors
THE HOPE CHEST, Johnston
Quality and quantity are the order of the day at The Hope Chest. With more than 10,000 square feet of consigned treasures, deals are easy to come by. A recent visit scored a vintage baker’s hutch and an antique birch sideboard, both of which would’ve been steals at twice the price. 2953 Hartford Ave. 401-949-2333; thehopechest.com
Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.