Bristol, Rhode Island, has been chosen by as one of the 18 most interesting destinations to visit in the United States. According to the popular online travel company, cities and towns were selected for their “unique charm, eccentric attractions and the intriguing qualities that distinguish it as a must-visit destination.”

Bristol, home to the oldest Fourth of July parade in the country, certainly fits within Expedia’s criterion with its diverse attractions and charming downtown district featuring unique shops, restaurants and galleries.

“Bristolians already know that our cozy little town is both interesting and extraordinary, but it’s always exciting when we’re recognized for our exceptional qualities by a national outlet like Expedia,” said Kathleen Seguin, owner and innkeeper at the Bristol House Bed and Breakfast and a member of Discover Newport’s Board of Directors.

“With impressive attractions like Blithewold, Mount Hope Farm, Coggeshall Farm, the Herreshoff Marine Museum, Linden Place and Colt State Park, plus terrific restaurants, shops, events and more, this recognition is well warranted,” agreed Evan Smith, president and CEO of Discover Newport. 

Other destinations to make the list include Savannah, Georgia; Provincetown, Massachusetts and Taos, New Mexico. For a complete list, visit:


Discover Newport is the official destination management organization (DMO) dedicated to promoting the City of Newport and the eight surrounding coastal townships in Newport and Bristol counties, Rhode Island. These include Barrington, Bristol, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Warren. As a non-profit organization, Discover Newport partners with stakeholders throughout our tourism and hospitality industry to market the region as a premier destination for business and leisure travel.