Our guests not only love to check out the local businesses and beaches of Narragansett, but they also enjoy using The Break as a home base while exploring areas within driving distance. On your next visit, arm yourself with a map and check out these guest favorite spots – located less than a tank of gas away.
Newport, RI – 30 Minute Drive
When it comes to passing the time in Newport, the possibilities are virtually endless: amazing beaches, local wineries, mansions from the Gilded Age, eclectic shops and boutiques, the Cliff Walk, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and more. Enjoy food, history and fun on a Newport Foodies Stroll and learn four centuries of our country’s history as you sample a variety of gourmet delights at five local restaurants. The town also celebrates music, film, flowers, food, wine, beer, seasons, holidays, neighborhoods, and more with their long list of Fairs & Festivals. Be sure to check out Discover Newport’s list of the Top 12 Things to Do in Newport before you head out!
Providence, RI – 40 Minute Drive
Providence, known as the creative capital, combines the accessibility and friendliness of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a big city. With a thriving arts community, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, outstanding hotels, a renowned restaurant scene and so many things to do, Providence is the perfect place to visit. Be sure to check out the city’s signature event, WaterFire, take in a show at The Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company or the Providence Performing Arts Center or visit one of the many attractions, universities, shops, sporting event venues and restaurants, and museums including the RISD Museum; the John Brown House Museum; or the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum, an American National Historic Landmark.
Block Island, RI – 3 Minute Drive & 30 Minute High Speed Ferry
Surfing, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, and more… Block Island offers plenty of ocean and pond adventure. Only 12 miles off the Rhode Island coast, Block Island is special in so many ways. Whether you enjoy a laid-back beach day, a vigorous bike ride, a paddleboard lesson, or a helicopter tour, this little island is worth exploring. Only steps from the ferry dock in Old Harbor is the heart of the historic downtown filled with shops offering a range of truly astounding items. The off-season is just as spectacular – be sure to pencil in the Christmas Stroll for late fall or visit during the Thanksgiving Day weekend when island stores offer dynamite discounts just in time for the holidays.
Westerly, RI – 35 Minutes Drive
Sitting on the south shore of Rhode Island, the town of Westerly is filled with beautiful sandy beaches, family fun parks, boating, sailing and many other local attractions. Just over the border from Connecticut, Westerly is conveniently located to downtown Mystic, as well as the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos. Nearby, the picturesque village of Watch Hill features ocean views, ice cream shops, and craft boutiques, as well as the Flying Horse Carousel, the oldest carousel in America (1876). Be sure to visit the restaurants, art galleries, summertime’s Shakespeare in the Park, go wine tasting or visit the Watch Hill Lighthouse and Museum a small, historic jewel open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
Mystic, CT – 50 Minutes Drive
Settled in 1654, Mystic was once a shipbuilding seaport village and a safe harbor for tall ships to weather a storm. Today, quaint and colorful shops and eateries line Main street while their art museum and galleries provide culture and sophistication. From Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, Denison Homestead, Mystic Museum of Art, Olde Mistick Village and more, there are diverse attractions scattered all over Mystic. A plethora of vineyards and breweries are nearby and if you’re craving for cider and fresh donuts be sure to visit B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill,the only steam powered cider mill in the US. Throughout the year, local groups put on fabulous annual events and festivals and don’t miss the spectacular Lighted Boat Parade during the holidays.