Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of Exeter

The lake and beaches create a pretty picture of Exeter. Renowned for its kayaking, golfing and camping, this city welcomes all visitors. Naval War College Museum and Fort Adams State Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Exeter

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Exeter a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Arcadia Wildlife Management Area (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Meadowbrook Golf Course (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Leyden Farm Vineyards & Winery (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Yawgoo Valley Ski Area and Water Park (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Proclamation Ale Company (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Briggs-Boesch Farm (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Exeter

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Exeter is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo (19.1 mi / 30.7 km)
  • Arcadia Wildlife Management Area (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Goddard Memorial State Park (12.3 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Head's Beach (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Gorton Pond (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Exeter

Fly into North Kingstown, RI (NCO-Quonset State), the closest airport, located 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green), which is 15 mi (24.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Exeter?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 884 holiday lettings near Exeter. From 727 Houses to 30 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Exeter is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Exeter?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Exeter:

  • Yawgoo Valley Ski Area and Water Park: 1,761 holiday homes
  • Top of the Hill: 272 holiday homes
  • Eastward Look: 213 holiday homes
  • Saunderstown: 67 holiday homes
  • Old Mystic: 337 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Exeter?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Exeter. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Westminster Arcade: 287 holiday lettings
  • Point Judith Lighthouse: 1,949 holiday lettings
  • Firehouse Theater: 1,909 holiday lettings
  • Newport Grand Slots: 1,912 holiday lettings
  • University of Rhode Island: 1,996 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Houses in Exeter?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 727 Houses in Exeter. Our other popular types of Exeter holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 30 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 84 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 84 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Exeter?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 38 holiday homes with pool available in Exeter. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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