Sure, Newport's opulent mansions, unique boutiques, elegant restaurants, sprawling vineyards, rooftop bars, and historic attractions are nice, but when it comes to kids, we've got a few tricks up our sleeves.
From casual eateries with some of the best grub around, to a scavenger hunt inside the International Tennis Hall of Fame, your kids are going to have to try really hard to be bored here.
WHERE TO EAT
Calling all sea legs: try sailing with Sail Newport, a one-hour experiential sailing opportunity. Bring hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and a jacket or fleece to layer.
Sailors are limited to those within the same household. Please note that bookings are by appointment only.
PICK YOUR OWN
Want to play farmer for a day? This destination in dotted with charming “pick-your-own” farms and orchards. Your kid will love rolling up their sleeves to pick their own local apples, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins and more.
TRANSPORT BACK TO THE 18TH CENTURY
Explore 18th-century farm life in Rhode Island at Coggeshall Farm in Bristol, where history comes to life. Set on 48 acres of coastal farmland, you'll roll up your sleeves and experience the daily life of a tenant farmer while guided by live interpreters in costume. Think: blacksmithing, tinsmithing, maple sugaring, animal husbandry, making textiles and pottery, raising crops and homemaking. You'll even help cook a meal over the hearth to enjoy by candlelight.
Pro Tip: Kids visit free through Labor Day. (Up to three children, 17 and younger).
All visitors are required to wear masks, practice social distancing, and use proper hygiene. The museum will be closely following the requirements and guidance from the state including contact tracing and monitoring safety protocols.
SWEET TOOTH TREATS
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