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A holiday gift for you and your computer!

Browse our gallery of free Ocean State Zoom (Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc.) backgrounds and download as many as you like. Prepare to be the envy of your friends and colleagues at your next meeting or virtual happy hour with these gorgeous Rhode Island backdrops!

Polar Express Station

Santa and the Conductor

The Blackstone Valley Polar Express Train Station (aka the Woonsocket Train Station) is the point of departure for a 90-minute train ride to view the North Pole filled with singing, games, a reading “The Polar Express”, and a visit from Santa. 

Grace Note Farm

Snowy farm in the trees with a frozen pond

Grace Note Farm Inn is a historic colonial inn, nature preserve, and farm dating back to 1730. Located adjacent to the George Washington Management Area, the inn is decorated in period decor set along beautiful pastures, rolling hills, and wooded trails.

The Breakers

Mansion exterior in the snow

The Breakers was designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt as a 70-room Italian Renaissance-style palazzo inspired by the 16th-century palaces of Genoa and Turin. The Vanderbilt family spent their first summer there in 1895.

Marble House

Night view of the exterior of Marble House, lit up with a Christmas Tree

Marble House was built as a summer "cottage" between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt.  It was designed by Richard Morris Hunt, inspired by the Petit Trianon at Versailles, and included 500,000 cubic feet of marble.

DePasquale Square

The square is decorated with holiday lights

DePasquale Square is a beautiful plaza on Federal Hill, featuring a quatrefoil fountain and outdoor dining for several Federal Hill restaurants. The square is one of the elements that add a bit of old-world flair to this beloved Rhode Island neighborhood. 

Ocean House

Exterior of Ocean House with skis and evergreens

Perched high on the bluffs of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, Ocean House is an iconic and luxurious New England seaside resort, and a triple Five-Star resort, one of only thirteen resorts in the world with this honor.

NORTH LIGHT

Lighthouse with Christmas lights.

The Block Island North Light at Sandy Point is the fourth lighthouse built on the site and was made of granite and iron in 1867. The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is surrounded by National Wildlife Sanctuary trails.

Slater Mill

Mill exterior, snow and a Christmas wreath

Slater Mill (1793), the birthplace of American industry. Slater Mill living museum encapsulates life during the early industrial revolution. Visit and experience the people, tools, and machines at the place where America changed direction. 

The Breakers

Interior of the mansion, decorated for the holidays

The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages." It was built between 1893 and 1895 as a summer residence for Cornelius Vanderbilt II is an Italian palace perched along Newport’s famed Cliff Walk, designed by Richard Morris Hunt.

The Elms

Mansion interior, decorated Christmas tree

The Elms was the summer residence of Edward Julius Berwind, a coal magnate, and Sarah Torrey Berwind of Philadelphia and New York. Horace Trumbauer to modeled The Elms after the mid-18th century French chateau d'Asnieres (c.1750) outside Paris.

Newport

Shop windows dressed for the holidays

Newport has been welcoming visitors for nearly 400 years. Known as the home of the famous Newport Mansions, it also features beautiful architecture, history, galleries, shopping, and restaurants (including the oldest restaurant in the USA). 

Providence Rink

Night at the rink with a Christmas tree and the Providence skyline

The Providence Rink is a year-round venue that offers ice skating and ice bumper car fun in Downtown Providence from November to March and events like roller skating, roller disco, outdoor movies, and more in the summer. 

Yawgoo Valley

Two snow boarders coming up over a hill

Offering snowboarding and snow tubing, learn-to-ski programs, rentals, twelve trails, and day and night skiing. Yawgoo Valley is Rhode Island's only ski area and a great place for families. For summer fun enjoy two water slides, a swimming pool, and a wading pool.

Goddard Memorial Park

Solo cross-country skier in the woods

Goddard Memorial State Park features spacious lawns, fields, and forested areas with a variety of trees from all over the world, including 62 deciduous and 19 evergreen species. There's also a golf course, beach, bridle trails, and more.

How to set a virtual background on Zoom:

  • Right-click on the background images above to download
  • Sign into Zoom and begin a video call. Click the icon at the bottom left that says "Stop video."
  • Click the arrow to the right and select "Choose a virtual background."
  • Upload as many backgrounds as you'd like.

How to set a virtual background on Google Meet:

  • Right-click on the background images above to download
  • Open Google Meet web -- 'https://meet.google.com/'
  • Select a meeting.
  • On the bottom right of your self-view, click "Change Background."
  • Choose any of the existing background images or click on the "Add" button to upload the image of your choice.

How to set a virtual background on Microsoft Teams:

  • Right-click on the background images above to download
  • When you are in a Microsoft Teams call, click the three dots on the meeting settings bar.
  • Select "show background effects"
  • Choose your background from the background settings pane.
  • Either preview or select "Apply" to enable your background.