9) Kingston, Rhode Island
Kingston is a small place where residents value safe neighborhoods, an excellent school system, and water-related activities to keep them well entertained. Boating, sailing, and fishing are big past times with private fishing charters and whale-watching tours available. With several marinas and golf clubs, Kingston may sound pretentious, but it’s balanced out by multiple wildlife areas. Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge, for example, is perfect for wildlife and bird-watching. Kayak tours are a fun way to navigate the freshwater Kingston river system. Multiple companies rent kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards. Narragansett Beach, a known summer destination, is a great surf spot. Warm Winds Surf Shop can hook you up with board and wetsuit rentals. Last but not least, there’s Block Island, which you can easily reach via ferry. The picturesque island boasts more beaches, bluffs, and cute restaurants – a perfect stay-cation for Kingston residents.