As Rhode Island's retail shopping mecca, the City of Warwick attracts hundreds of thousands of eager spenders every year. Hundreds of specialty shops and discount stores, plus two malls housing major department stores, famous retail shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques line the city's stretch of Route 2, a four-lane thoroughfare which has become known as Rhode Island's "Miracle Mile of Shopping."
For water recreation enthusiasts, Warwick's 39 miles of coastline along Narragansett Bay provides ample opportunities for boating. Greenwich Bay and Warwick Neck are dotted with marinas; beach and boating access is also available at Goddard State Park.
Gaspee Days is an annual month long celebration which recreates the evening of June 9, 1772, a party of Rhode Island patriots in eight longboats captured and burned the British revenue ship H.M.S. Gaspee off the shores of Pawtuxet Village.
Warwick's central location and easy access to most of Rhode Island's major roadways has led to its nickname, the "Crossroads of Rhode Island." Warwick is also the home of Green Airport, the gateway to Rhode Island for millions of visitors every year.