If you have time, a drive to a few sites on island is well worthwhile. Among these isthe famous Lighthouse called Beavertail Light. It is located within park over a rocky shoreline that is beautiful with it's waterviews,places to pull up a chair and sit, catching the breeze, take photographs or cautiously climb around the rocks. The lighthouse is...more
The island of Jamestown was really off the beaten path until a bridge was built fromthe mainland and to Newport. Now it is more accessible to people traveling through and over the bridges. The harbor and downtownis lovely, with shops, restuarants and marine supplies.( especially important if you are coming by boat). It is a lovely place to stopfor...more
An area south of Porvidence in the southern part of Rhode Island. Includes many lovely sandy beaches and a rural and relaxed feel. Many places to walk, bike, eat sea food.Point Judith is where many people get theferry for Block Island which is a very lovely retreat. There are many tourists during the summer.more
Don't get me wrong, i love the mansions in Newport. The only problem, for the Tourist, is that there are too many of them. You cannot see them all in one day, nor would you want to. Too many mansions in one day can give you a headache. So see two or three at the very most and choose wisely. I recommend the Marble House, since it is really spectacular and it reminds me of Cinderella at the ball.
Fun Alternatives: There are lovely sites out of doors to enjoy in Newport and to balance the indoor experiences. I reccommend the cliff walk or parts of it, a walk down Thames street, and
the Ocean Drive is not to be missed.
One day we decided to go for a drive and stumble upon this fairly wealthy island. I belive it was Newport. Bob Dylan was playing there that weekend so it seemed to be very busy. Amazing cars, houses and yachts...yes yachts! It is definetly worth n afternoon drive...more
LIke Baseball? Well, there is plenty of it in the parks of RI. Only thing is, Boston is where you have to go if you want to watch the Major Leagues. Of course, we are closer to New York than Boston is, so some people make the effort to go there to catch the Yankees or the Mets. Most Rhode Islanders keep it regional and root for the Red Sox. Nowadays, with the price of tickets being so high and the technicalities of commuting so complicated, there is a more local alternative
and it's much cheaper too. The AAA Farm team of the Boston Red Sox is based in Pawtucket ,RI and who knows, you might get to see one of the Red Sox stars in rehab. on their way back up!
Fondest memory: For a car lover like me, it was a treat to visit such a country where people think so highly of there cars. Beautiful cars are everywhere! Especially in Newport. Here is a picture of a decked out Porsche America S I believe. Keep your eyes open..they go by faaaasstt....