Bristol's official website has all of the latest details on local events and attractions, as well as a companion app available for download.
On the last Thursday of the month through October, Bristol is teaming up with the nearby Warren for Art Night, including gallery and open studio tours in both towns and free trolley service.
Rhode Island Monthly is a magazine covering the best of the state, with weekly roundups.
The oldest Fourth of July celebration in the country takes place in Bristol each year.
If you're not driving, taking the Acela to Providence and then arranging taxi service is the best way to get to Bristol.