Somerset is a great place to base yourself while you are exploring Southeast Massachusetts as many of the city’s main attractions are within easy driving distance. Two destinations that should be on every visitor’s list is the fascinating Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum and the iconic Buttonwood Park Zoo. And if your schedule allows, be sure to visit the John Waterman Arnold House and the Old Third District Courthouse.
Visitors to Somerset, interested in finding out what makes the area tick, will love the nearby cultural attractions. Admire, learn and be amazed in the various museums which include the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, the Providence Children's Museum in Providence and the Clouds Hill Victorian Museum in Warwick. The area is a treasure trove for those who love art. Visit the Warwick Museum of Art in Warwick.
Looking for some fun for the kids? Everyone will be thoroughly entertained at the various child-friendly destinations in the area. Both kids and adults will enjoy the chance to run wild at at the Mulligan's Island Golf and Entertainment in Cranston.
To surround yourself with nature, visit the nearby parks and reserves. These are good spots to relax and unwind. Families will enjoy a visit to Waterplace Park in Providence. There is a relaxed atmosphere here as well as pretty botanical displays. Explore the local wilderness by heading to the Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick.
Southeast Massachusetts offers a range of interesting places to see such as the Bank of America Tower in Providence, the Big Blue Bug and the Roger Williams National Memorial. For a tour of the nearby historic sights, be sure to check out Fort Taber in New Bedford. Whatever your background or beliefs, you'll appreciate the peaceful atmosphere at Somerset’s holy places like the First Baptist Church of America in Providence.
To browse through stores or enjoy a light meal, browse the Providence Place Mall in Providence, Warwick Mall in Warwick and Westminster Arcade.
A prominent feature on the Southeast Massachusetts skyline is Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, the stomping ground of the Providence Friars college basketball team in winter and the Providence Bruins ice hockey team. Fans of popular music can also check out the stadium’s program to see if there is a pop or rock concert scheduled during their visit.
At the end of a busy day seeing the sights around Somerset, relax for the night in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. Take your pick from the Providence Biltmore Hotel, the Omni Providence Hotel, or the Best Western Airport Inn, Warwick.