Thursday, March 21, 2013

Rhode Island!!!

We decided to go for an early spring getaway to Rhode Island this March.  We wanted to make the most of our extended weekend there so we jam packed our days with lots of fun and interesting excursions.  Tiffany would agree with me that there’s plenty for solo travelers, couples, and families to do.  From pristine beaches to delicious seafood restaurants, you’re going to love Bristol and Providence.

From where to stay to where to dine, you’ll find this guide helpful when deciding which places to go and what types of things to do, see, and experience while in the New England state.

Bristol Offers a Peaceful Atmosphere Complete with a Seaside Symphony

Bristol is perfect for people wanting to get away from the noise of the city.  The quiet downtown area is great for walking and sightseeing and the sea-filled air makes it impossible to want to do anything but spend the day outdoors.  Nearby Colt State Park with its Narragansett Bay is symphonic.  You’ll be at peace listening to the sounds of the ocean.  Lay out a beach blanket, read a book, or take a nap.  The waves lapping at the shore will be enough to lull you into deep relaxation.  Tiff was snoring within 10 minutes :P (Hopefully she misses this comment)

Here are some additional places that you’ll want to put on your list when visiting Bristol:

•Historic Wood Street
•Bristol Harbor Inn
•Sakonnet and Greenvale Vineyards
•Aidan's Irish Pub                                                                        
•Jacky’s Galaxie & Sushi Bar

Providence Caters to a Younger, Hipper Crowd with Its Cafes, Storefronts, and University...So needless to say, Tiff and I fit right in....

Like with most college towns, Providence is abuzz with energy.  Prospective students wanting to experience the city will find the Brown University area especially attractive.  Heck, I wish I could go back to college and go there.  Get your fill of cafes, bakeries, and funky shops.  You’ll find everything you need in the way of souvenirs and good eats in this exciting Rhode Island city.

You’ll want to check these places out in Providence as well:

•Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design
•Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park
•Annie Brownell House
Waterfire Providence - Impressive and exciting! Must see!
•New Rivers
•Café Nuovo

A weekend trip to Rhode Island in the spring is ideal for people of all ages.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a solo traveler wanting to explore the beauty of New England or a family looking for a fun getaway.  You’ll find everything that makes you happy in Rhode Island.  From seaside accommodations to rich cultural experiences, Bristol and Providence are two New England cities worth visiting this year.

This was a great little getaway to start out the turn of the nice weather!

-Cliff and Tiff