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The Chanler at Cliff Walk – A Top Hotel in Newport!

Experience Unparalleled Lobster Luxury and Service 

An elegant mansion dating back to the Gilded Age, The Chanler is situated along the infamous Cliff Walk in Newport. A distinctive hotel with a list of accolades longer than ten polo fields, The Chanler has 20 guestrooms all featuring custom linens and upholstery, and distinguished designs that will make every experience unique to each guest.   An ultra fancy place to stay, you’ll enjoy luxuries large and small.

With amenities and services too many to mention here – a few impressive ones for your day at the beach include round-trip transportation in a Chanler Buick Enclave to any of Newport’s beautiful beaches, a keepsake beach bag filled with towels, sunscreen & water, a Butler escort to the beach with an umbrella, beach chairs set up for you by the Butler, and a perfectly prepared picnic lunch for two created by the Spiced Pear.  Of course suggest that you ask your Beach Butler to pack the classic Lobster Roll or the Lobster BLT!

Why we love it:    This is a serious OMG, buzz worthy experience.  The views are jaw dropping!

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Le Central – Lobster at a French Bistro

A Charming Restaurant in Bristol

A popular neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of Bristol,  Le Central offers a magnifique dining experience whether you choose to go for lunch or dinner!    French country fare includes grilled confit duck leg and fennel sausage, coq au vin, steak frites and other favorites.

Of course our recommendation for dinner is the Grilled Sakonett Lobster charmoula rubbed and served with warm salad of local, seasonal produce and lemon butter!   Another taste bud tantalizer is the Lobster Mac & Cheese made with panko baked penne, Sakonnet Lobster, porcini, Fontina and Gruyere cheeses.  Simply delicious!   And, just so you know –  Sakonnet is in Little Compton, Rhode Island so the lobster is locally caught and always fresh.

Why we love it:   They serve wine by the glass.   We suggest a Chardonnay with your native lobster meal. 

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DeWolf Tavern – Maritime Restaurant Facing Water

Historic and Delicious!

The DeWolf Tavern is located in a renovated 1818 warehouse built by the Bristol-based maritime merchants James and William DeWolf for their shipping business in the “Triangle Trade.” A boat slip originally ran alongside the Tavern where ships could dock and unload goods into both levels of the building.  Today, DeWolf features two levels for your dining pleasure. The first floor includes a rustic bar, intimate tables, cozy booths and a waterfront deck.  Upstairs you’ll find a comfortable dining room with a  fireplace for crisp evenings and an exterior deck for a memorable meal with a sunset view.

Serving contemporary American for breakfast, lunch and dinner, DeWolf Tavern offers something for everyone.  Try the lobster popovers, a lobster roll with a twist, the native steamed or even the stuffed!

Why we love it:   It’s an upscale tavern along the historic, Bristol waterfront!

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Finn’s Seafood – Destination Lobster!

Serving Fresh Seafood on Block Island For Over 40 Years

Overlooking Old Harbor, Finn’s Seafood is the place to go for steamed lobster with melted butter that drips down your chin!  Or, if you prefer to use a fork while you eat – try the baked stuffed.   Lunch and dinner are served on the upstairs deck and on the harbor-level deck, at the inside bar and in the lower level dining room.

Whether you are looking for a complete seafood, lobster or steak dinner or a lighter meal of a side, salad, sandwich or chowder, you can find it at Finn’s.

Why we love it:  There is a takeout window where you can order food to go. Choose the lobster salad roll and enjoy it on the beach!

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Take the Martha’s Vineyard Ferry – From Quonset Point

Take a Lobster Themed Trip to the Island!

Cruise in a luxurious fast ferry to the island of Martha’s Vineyard and arrive in style for a weekend stay or a day trip.   Enjoy the sundeck or sit in plush air-conditioned comfort, you will be amazed at the breathtaking scenery along the way.   Avoid all the Cape Cod traffic and get to the island faster. It’s a fun way to travel!

Martha’s Vineyard is 20 miles wide and nine miles in length –  that’s about 125 square miles in total with six beautiful towns teaming with lobster restaurants boasting waterviews and small charming eateries.  The island views are sure to delight.

Why we love it: Pack a lobster roll lunch and enjoy it at sea!

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Point Judith Lighthouse – Amazing Sunsets!

Gorgeous Waterviews!

Point Judith, part of the town of Narragansett, extends more than a mile from the Rhode Island coast and marks the entrance to Narragansett Bay to the north and Block Island Sound to the south. With beautiful ocean views you can photograph beautiful shots during your visit to the grounds of this 1857 lighthouse. Although the lighthouse tower itself is not open to the public, this is a fantastic place to visit and relax.

We also recommend this amazing spot for a picnic (yes, lobster roll style.)  Grab a picnic to go and one of the local restaurants and enjoy some splendid ocean views with lobster lunch!

{Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

Why we love it:  Awe inspiring place for a Shelfie (lobster inspired selfie) and lobster roll picnics!

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Salty Galilee – A Fishing Village and Boat Lovers Delight!

Sounds of Seagulls Fill the Air

If you love fishing boats, this is the place for you!  Galilee is a fishing port and a great place to watch the boats and Block Island Ferry come and go. Flocks of seagulls follow these vessels with their haul of fresh seafood and makes for fantastic scenery.   There is also a nice beach and jetty to enjoy the waves and salt air with views of the sea.

Make it a day trip to wander the piers and have lunch or plan around a sunset dinner.  Galilee is filled with seafood restaurants and most offer views of the water.  Straight off the boat, the seafood is incredibly fresh and enjoying lobster in this fishing village, is an experience!  {Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

Why we love it:  Lobster lunch or dinner feels so authentic here. 

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  • Intersection of Great Island Road and Galilee Escape Road
  • 24 Miles from Newport
  • Part of Narrangansett
  • Boasts Largest Fishing Fleet in Rhode Island
  • Two State Beaches: Roger Wheeler and Salty Brine
  • Site of the Block Island Ferry

 

Lighthouse Cruise on Narragansett Bay

See 10 Rhode Island Lighthouses by Boat

This 90-minute cruise showcases some of Rhode Island’s most beautiful lighthouses. The captain will take you throughout Narragansett Bay bringing you up close and personal to these historic landmarks. This truly is a one-of-a-kind cruise that you will remember forever. Lighthouses include locations in Newport Harbor, Jamestown and Wickford to name a few. Don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars!

The departure location in Quonset Point, North Kingstown is convenient and easy to reach from anywhere in Rhode Island, whether you are in South County, Warwick, Providence or Newport -it’s just a short drive away.   Rhode Island Bay Cruises also offer free dockside parking for all of the cruises.  So pack up a lobster roll lunch and cruise in lobster style!

Why we love it:  Lighthouses and lobster just go well together!

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Napatree Point – Solitude Hike with Gorgeous Views

Discover An Ecological Treasure

A beach hike like no other!!  Napatree in Westerly offers a beautiful 1.5 mile beach facing the Atlantic Ocean on one side and a view of Little Narragansett Bay on the other.  This is also a wildlife preserve, so be careful for the piping plovers, osprey, and migratory birds.  There is a surprise at the end of the walk, which includes a cool old abandoned fort.

Don’t forget your camera as this is a wonderful place for photos.  From atop the dunes you gain a fabulous view of the point, Fischer Island, million dollar homes, Ocean House, and the lighthouse.  Worth the trip!

Why we love it:  It’s a lovely barrier beach that instantly lifts your spirits and your appetite for lobster!

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The Richards – Hidden Gem with Castle Like Stay

Relaxing Place to Stay in Narragansett

What a gem and the location is perfect!  Tucked away but close to all.  The house itself is a beautiful. It’s an old stone home (built in the late 1800s) perfectly decorated with beautiful antiques everywhere you look and the gardens are gorgeous. The house is located within walking distance of the beach and downtown Narragansett – so settle in and enjoy all Narragansett has to offer.

Quiet and serene with homemade breakfast each morning, it’s a 10 mile walk through the woods to the ocean.  Our favorite thing to do while there? Read in the quaint screened gazebo and hammock next to a peaceful Koi pond.  Rest and relax!

Why we love it:  Peaceful and quiet, yet a 10 minute walk to the water. 

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Open Year Round
144 Gibson Avenue, Narragansett, Rhode Island,02882
(401) 789-7746
therichards144@hotmail.com
www.therichardsbnb.com

Bristol Oyster Bar – Oysters and Lobster!

Bring on the Local Seafood

Bristol Oyster Bar is a testament to seafood as it was meant to be.  The owner has cultivated his vision for this restaurant since he was 14 years old. He has spent most of his time since then in the bay, fishing, and raising oysters. His many years on the bay has built an incredible awareness and love of local seafood.  His idea behind Bristol Oyster Bar is simple – create the ultimate fisherman to table dining experience using the highest level of care and craft.

The handcrafted menu items will change daily, and offer patrons some of the best seafood delicacies to be found in the Narraganset Bay.  Small and very local, this restaurant offers a warm atmosphere and high attention to unique details.  Come for the oysters – but make sure you try lobster claws from the raw bar or the lobster roll itself!

Why we love it:  Where the locals go and indulge!

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Boat House – Scenery for Fabulous Dining

The Boat House Has Lovely Views All Year Round!

Located on the peaceful banks of the Sakonnet, the Boat House proudly celebrates New England’s natural bounty: just-caught seafood, local produce, and nautical charm.  It also offers large windows to view the bay and in summer the patio is a scenic delight.

Classic and creative New England lobster options are available anytime of day for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch including chilled lobster in the raw bar Grand Sampler, savory lobster fritters, a classic Maine lobster roll or a hearty side of lobster mac & cheese. The lunch and dinner menu also offers the Boat House’s own version of a New England style baked stuffed lobster.  Fabulous in warmer months and cozi in the winter, this is an year round favorite!

Why we love it:  Warm, nautical experience is perfect for every occasion.  

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Castle Hill Inn Restaurant – Incredible Dining Experience

Totally Bucket List Worthy!

Located on a 40-acre private peninsula overlooking the endless blue expanse of the Atlantic and Narragansett Bay, Castle Hill is described as, “quite simply, the best place in town”, by The New York Times.  This Relias & Chateaux property boasts luxury accommodations and an extraordinary restaurant for an incomparable place.  Served daily in lovely Newport surroundings, the Inn’s meaty Maine Lobster Roll emulates classic New England seaside charm reflected in exceptional cuisine.

The epitome of classic New England al fresco dining (like you see in the movies), their rolling lawn is a timeless Newport icon.  The Lawn serves lunch daily throughout the year, with live music accompanying brunch on Sundays as well. Dinner service is available from approximately Memorial Day through Columbus Day. In season, the terraced restaurant provides a great vantage point for west-facing sunsets, sailing races, and ocean breezes. In the winter, The Lawn moves inside serving the same menu from the comfort of their historic mansion. Reservations are available for lunch and brunch tables; while al fresco dinner, Terrace Bar, and Adirondack Chairs are first-come first-served.  A must do while in Newport!

Why we love it:  A visit is an experience unto itself!

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  • Open Year Round
  • Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch
  • Casual lunchtime and outdoor dining. Casual-upscale dining room dinner.
  • 40 Ocean Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882
  • (401) 789-0700
  • info@castlehillinn.com
  • www.castlehillinn.com

 

 

Trattoria Romana South – Lobster Dinner in Wakefield

Must Try Luciano’s Famous Macaroni & Cheese with Fresh Maine Lobster!

Trattoria Romana South is warm, charming and offers delicious authentic Italian cuisine.  One of our favorite dishes here is the Orecchiette pasta tossed with Asiago, Parmesan & white cheddar cheeses in a cream bechamel sauce, baked with Italian bread crumbs & fresh Maine lobster meat. Finished with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, yum!

This Italian restaurant in Wakefield offers a lively bar scene, where regulars and guests can enjoy cocktails, liquor, beer, and wine from an extensive drink menu while also enjoying our full food selection. The bar and restaurant are open year round for dinner and drinks, so enjoy anytime of year!

Why we love it:  New England seafood with an Italian flair!

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  • Open Year Round
  • Dinner Only
  • Reservations Suggested
  • 71 South County Commons Way, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879
  • (401) 792-4933
  • www.trattoria-south.com

 

Coast Guard House – Spectacular Location on the Ocean

The Views Here are Amazing!

In the late 1800’s, the US Coast Guard built a station of solid granite perched overlooking Narragansett Bay.  Today it is home to the Coast Guard House Restaurant.  Overlooking a gorgeous stretch of ocean, the Coast Guard House is worth the drive and a destination unto itself.

The Coast Guard House Restaurant is revered for serving locally harvested seafood, and experienced a total rejuvenation, courtesy of Super Storm Sandy.

 Why we love it:  They have a raw bar and lots of lobster dishes on the menu.  Yum!

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Prudence Island Lighthouse – Fun Day Trip by Ferry

Let Prudence & Bay Islands Transport Take You There

Take a little water cruise for a view of the bay with the Prudence Island ferry!  Departing from Bristol, the trip takes less than 30 minutes and the views of the Mount Hope Bridge and the Newport Bridge are lovely.  Once on island, there is only nature to enjoy – so plan for a visit of solitude, quiet and scenic views.

The island lighthouse itself is a mildly strenuous walk of about a mile from the ferry landing, and please note the tower is not open to the public.  Our favorite way to enjoy the island, is with lobster rolls you’ve packed in town and then have a picnic on the island.  {Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

Why we love it:  Accessible only by ferry, a truly unique way to spend the day!

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Best Kept Secret B&B – 5 Minute Walk to Scarborough Beach

Shhhhh!   Keep This Place For Yourself task management.

Best Kept Secret B&B is located in a quiet residential neighborhood near the Point Judith section of Narragansett. The B&B is walking distance from Scarborough Beach, a pristine state beach with boardwalk and picnic areas. The Block Island Ferry is three miles down the road. Enjoy the comforts of home in this eclectic bed and breakfast with large Victorian porch. The Inn offers warm hospitality and unique complimentary services, such as shuttling to and from the ferry. Two large bedrooms, each with a private bath, can accommodate more than two. Wi-Fi  access is also available.

A hearty breakfast of in-season fruits, home-baked goods and fresh eggs from the Inn’s chicken coop will start your day. Feel free to request a personal favorite or special diet need. You can enjoy breakfast in the elegant dining room or out on the porch. Guests enjoy visiting the Rhode Island 6 Red laying hens – all named Henrietta!

Why we love it:   It’s a cozy place to stay and just three miles from the Port of Galilee – an authentic, working fishing village. 

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The Break Hotel – Narragansett Boutique Style Stay

Seaside Inspired Design Captures Sense of Place

The Break is a place to find playfulness, connection, and a true local experience in South County. As the first boutique hotel in Narragansett, Rhode Island, The Break’s decor and amenities will both impress you and welcome you to relax and breathe easy – “rhody” style.  This includes a heated pool with sun deck and fabulous ocean views!

Centrally located to all Narragansett beaches, Point Judith Lighthouse and the Port of Galilee, The Break’s accommodations offer the perfect base for your Rhode Island beach getaway.

Why we love it:  Their onsite restaurant offers lobster!

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Historic Warren – Water Street Makes a Great Trip!

Features One of the Oldest Working Waterfronts in New England

With tons of locations for water views, Warren RI makes a fun and delicious day trip!  With a long history and many historic homes to boot – the town of warren is filled with artists, shops and restaurants.  Our favorite way to stroll this little gem, is to head towards water street.  Running along the bay you will find lovely harbor views, waterfront eateries and unique shopping opportunities.

Choose from several great seafood restaurants like Wharf Tavern or Traffords, or go casual with Blount’s outside Clam Shack! If you get a lobster roll and chowder to go, you can hunker down for a waterfront park picnic down the street – at Burr’s Hill.  Breathe the salty air, hear the seagulls and relax!

Why we love it:  Charming, waterfront and scenic.  

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Scenic Bristol – Quaint Town and Lovely Harbor

Always Something to Discover Here!

The gem of a town is located on 10.1 square miles of a peninsula that includes a smaller sub-peninsula on the west called Poppasquash, with Narragansett Bay to the west and Mount Hope Bay to the east.   Offering miles of lovely coastline, 14 parks, and the starting point of the East Bay Bike Path, Bristol is a great place to spend a day.   This quaint town offers several historical attractions, independently owned shops, and great dining options.  This is a great bet year round!

Stroll the tree lined Hope Street, enjoy lunch at one of the waterview restaurants or plunk yourself down in front of the Harbor.  In summer, the water fills with boats and the Independence Park offers hours of idyllic ways to pass the day, from picnics to frisbee and just plain relaxation.

Why we love it:  Lobster lovers rejoice with a salty lunch at Bristol’s Lobster Pot restaurant!

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Blithewold Mansion – Tour and Lobster

Just Pulling Up to the Mansion is Stunning!

Want to experience a world away from everyday life? Blithewold, a 33-acre summer estate with grand views of Narragansett Bay, is nationally significant in American history as one of the most fully developed and authentic examples of the Country Place era. The property features a 45-room mansion filled with family heirlooms framed by a series of lovely gardens that range in character from mysterious to exotic and from poetic to practical.  An exceptional collection of rare and unusual plants, specimen trees, an accessible greenhouse, and whimsical stonework project sets the stage for a visit that is romantic, fresh and inspiring – anytime of year.

The perfect way to experience Blithewold is with lobster, and your visit can be paired with lunch or dinner in the nearby town.  Bristol’s Lobster Pot is right down the street and offers waterviews anytime of the day.  Delicious history!

Why we love it:  A bit of lifestyles of rich and famous!

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  • Mansion: Open April – mid October
  • Garden and Grounds: Open Year Round
  • Admission Ticket Required
  • 101 Ferry Road (Rt. 114) , Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
  • (401) 253-2707
  • info@blithewold.org
  • www.blithewold.org

 

Colt State Park – Lobster Roll Picnic Perfect!

Lots of Wide Open Space for Fun in the Sun

Talk about a gem along the Bristol waterfront!  This park is arguably one of the best picnic spots in Rhode Island. Colt State Park is 464 acres of lawns, stone walls, and curving drives along one of the state’s most spectacular shorelines.

Colt State Park is often referred to as the ‘Gem’ of the State Parks System. The entire western border of the park is an open panorama onto Narragansett Bay. Open year round, the park offers four miles of bicycle trails passing along the Bay and through 464 acres of groomed fruit trees, carefully nurtured flowering bushes, and manicured lawns. Rich in history, it proudly displays ten large playfields, a historical museum, six picnic groves containing 400+ picnic tables, and its popular open air Chapel-By-The-Sea.

Why we love it :  Lobster roll picture perfect, anytime of year!

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Tower House B&B – In the Historic Section

Peaceful and Charming in Narragansett

The Tower House is located in the historic “Pier” section of town and is walking distance of some of the best beaches and seafood restaurants that the Ocean State has to offer.   Just twenty minutes from the Newport Bridge and thirty minutes from Providence, The Tower House B &B offers four lovely guestrooms, well maintained grounds and a gracious innkeeper who prepares hearty breakfasts that include eggs, French toast, yogurt, fruit, bacon, scones, and other treats!   Although this house was built in the 1800s, this B & B offers modern amenities and even shuttle service to the beach.   Don’t worry about bringing beach chairs and towels.  This place supplies them all!

Why we love it:  It’s a friendly place to stay close to the coastline and the offer afternoon refreshments.

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Weekapaug Inn – Spectacular Setting

A Tranquil and Luxurious Seaside Inn

Located in the peaceful community of Weekapaug, Rhode Island, with sweeping views of Quonochontaug Pond and the Atlantic Ocean just beyond, Weekapaug Inn boasts 27 guestrooms and 4 signature suites.  Inspired by traditional Cape Cod style architecture covered by red cedar shingles and dark brown trim, this inn is luxury all the way!  With a 75 foot lap pool, spa, state of the art fitness center and a private, two mile stretch of pristine beach just steps from the property, it’s no wonder why Weekapaug Inn enjoy a long list of accolades and awards.

Open year round, this uniquely appointed inn offers outstanding dining options featuring the freshest local seafood and farm to table herbs and vegetables.  A perfect respite for nature enthusiasts, the resident naturalist oversees the waterfront, skippers the boat tours and is a great resource for those eager to learn more about the history of this community.   With lots of amenities and well organized activities activities, the Weekapaug Inn is an ideal retreat for family vacations and weekend getaways!

Why we love it:  They offer Thursday night clam bakes served family-style and s’mores by the firepit!

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  • Open Year Round
  • 25 Spray Rock Road, Westerly, Rhode Island 02891
  • (401) 637-7660
  • www.weekapauginn.com

Shells By The Sea B&B – Close to the Beach

A Southern Rhode Island Favorite

Located in Narragansett, this elegant bed and breakfast welcomes guests all year around.  Just minutes from the town beach and the Towers –  the only remnant of the Narragansett Pier Casino built in the 1880’s – Shells by the Sea is truly a “home away from home” experience.    With gracious hosts and and delicious breakfasts including homemade breads,muffins, cakes, waffles, French Toast and eggs to order, you’ll love what this B & B has to offer.   Relax on the patio, swim in the outdoor pool or simply stroll around the meticulously landscaped grounds.

Shells by the Sea is the perfect respite after a glorious day of soaking up the sunshine.  Be sure to visit nearby Galilee – an authentic fishing village where you can watch fishermen unload their catch of the day and plan on a delicious sweet and buttery lobster dinner at Champlin’s – a popular seafood restaurant!

Why we love it:   Inviting, clean and spacious.  Perfect for a girlfriend getaway!

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Hydrangea House Inn – In the Heart of Everything

A Luxury Inn at the Center of Newport’s Historic “Old Quarter”
Let’s talk about the location – perfect!  Hydrangea House is right on Newport’s historic Bellevue Avenue and at the center of the “Old Quarter”.  Leave the car in their private lot, walk out the front door and see almost everything by foot!  Stroll the avenue or grab the Newport trolley in front of the inn and be dropped you at each of the Newport Mansions.
All ten rooms and suites are individually decorated with plush robes to relax after a day of lobster themed sightseeing.  So many seafood restaurants in easy walking distance.  Be sure to enjoy the wine and cheese on one of the inn’s expansive porches and the nightly home-made chocolate chip cookies.

Why we love it:  The bountiful breakfasts are amazing!

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Francis Malbone House Inn – On Thames in Newport!

A Historic and Lovely Close to Lobster Restaurants

Perhaps everyone’s favorite in Newport, this gem enjoys a fabulous location right on lower Thames Street.  This translates to an easy walk to shops and restaurants with an incredible parking offer.  It’s right behind the Inn so if and when you need your car, it’s right there!  Also a special note, Francis Malbone House is downtown Newport’s only Five Star Diamond award-winning B&B.

The inn has twenty luxurious rooms ranging from elegant queen and king rooms with working fireplaces, to spacious master suites and private garden patios.  Truly, Francis Malbone could be chosen for its lovely courtyard alone.  This oasis is the perfect place for guests to enjoy breakfast during warmer months.  A must do if in Newport, Rhode Island!

Why we love it: Wonderful in the heart on Newport.

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  • Open Year Round
  • 392 Thames Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840
  • (401) 846-0392
  • www.malbone.com

Point Pleasant Inn – Incredible Setting on the Water

Lose Yourself in the Peaceful Waterviews

Step back into time and enjoy a life from another era. Surrounded by Narragansett Bay on Bristol Harbor – Point Pleasant Inn is a bed & breakfast resort that offers an open bar, swimming pool, hot tub, tennis court, sauna, fitness center, billiards, bikes and other amenities.  This 1940’s mansion on the water is across from all the quaint shops in Bristol, RI and a visit town is a must.

With seven luxury rooms, Point Pleasant is just an hour away from Boston and only twenty minutes from Providence and Newport.  Perfect for romantic getaways everything is included, even an open bar!

Why we love it : Tucked away on the water but close to historic town.

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Bristol House Bed & Breakfast – Nestled Close to Attractions

A True Gem in a Quiet Location

Nestled in a quaint, seaside town filled with beauty, charm and history, Bristol is best known for America’s Oldest Fourth of July celebration but is lovely any time of year.

This Cape Cod style B&B is the perfect spot for a family vacation/reunion, holiday celebration or a relaxing getaway for two! Bristol House boasts four beautifully decorated rooms , cozy gathering spaces, outdoor patio and backyard garden. Play a game of croquet on the beautiful lawn; sit and relax in the backyard patio garden with a glass of wine to end your day or relax by the fire indoors when the weather turns crisp. Whatever your plans, Bristol House is a destination that is truly unique!

Why we love it:  The innkeeper is a total delight!

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Herreshoff Marine Museum – America’s Cup and Lobster

Learn About Legendary Boat Building

The Museum, bordering beautiful Narragansett Bay, in Bristol, Rhode Island, is a boat lovers dream!  We suggest a visit either before or after a fabulous lobster lunch in downtown historic Bristol.  Your visit will encompass the story of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, a famous boat manufacturer.  Their most legendary accomplishment was the construction of eight consecutive successful defenders of the America’s Cup from 1893 to 1934.

The Museum boasts over sixty significant boats and has great displays and information on America’s Cup.  Its collection include plaques honoring the inductees; half-hull models of challengers and defenders; artifacts including spars, steering wheels, and tank test model hulls; and special exhibits about the America’s Cup.You will leave feeling quite nautical and inspired by the surrounding waters of Bristol!

Why we love it:  An incredible piece of maritime history.

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