Newport, Rhode Island

Cliff Walk Newport, RI
Photo from http://www.cliffwalk.com

Newport, Rhode Island

  • Located on Aquidneck Island
  • Population of 24,672
  • 23 miles south of Providence, RI
  • 61 miles south of Boston, MA
  • Home to Naval Station Newport: Naval War College, Naval Undersea Warfare Center and Navy Training Center
  • Known as the home to the summer White House during Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower (January 20, 1933-January 20, 1961) and President John F. Kennedy (January 20, 1962-November 22, 1963) administrations

Mostly known for the mansions along the gorgeous shoreline.  The cliff walk looks serene and mimics pictures I’ve seen of Ireland’s coast line.  There is a great downtown area with shops and restaurants, but the cliff walk is on my list for the next time I make it down there.

A few places to grab a bite to eat that received good reviews and are right along the water.

For more ideas of what to do in Newport click here.

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Block Island

Block Island, RI
Image from http://www.blockisland.com

A Great Place for a Weekend Trip this Summer…

  • 13 miles south of Rhode Island
  • 14 miles east of Montauk located on Long Island.
  • This popular vacation spot has a history dating back to 1614.  Click here for information from World Atlas.
  • 40% of the island is Conservation Land.

Greenway Walking Trail: 3 miles wide and 7 miles long.  17 miles of beach and 30 miles of trails.

Southeast Light House: built in 1875, deactivated in 1990, and relighted in 1994.

Mohegun Bluffs: 150ft drop to sandy beach with crashing waves.  Known for amazing views.  Located near Southeast Light House.

Above are a few attractions that I would have on my to visit check list, but to take a look at the day trip recommendations click here. Travel: Just under $23 for roundtrip ferry from Newport, RI. For all ferry locations, schedules and rates visit their website at Block Island Ferry.