Opulent mansions, unique boutiques, elegant restaurants, sprawling vineyards, rooftop bars, and some of the most historic attractions in the country are all nice, but every now and then we like to let our inner kid out to play. From casual eateries with some of the best grub around, to hands-on experiences like a touch tank aquarium set right on the beach or 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

 

 

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES

 

PET A SEA URCHIN

Get up close and personal with a variety of sea creatures at Save the Bay's aquarium, featuring three touch tanks and more than 40 species from local waters including little skates, urchins, spider crabs, sea stars, dogfish sharks 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. You'll roll up your sleeves and help run the farm, from a candlelit dinner that you and your family helped cook over the hearth to maple sugaring.

 

HELP SAIL A BOAT

Calling all Captains: Climb aboard a legendary America's Cup 12 meter & help raise the sails as you head out through the harbor. (Note: Open seasonally)

 

PUT YOUR GAME FACE ON

Stay entertained at Ryan Amusements with two floors of activities housing 50 arcade and skill games.

 

 

EXCITING EXCURSIONS

Family Tour of a Mansion
Family Tour of a Mansion
Head to The Breakers, the largest of the Newport mansions for a family audio tour that brings the house, its furnishings and its sculptures to life.
Explore a Topiary Garden
Explore a Topiary Garden
Wander more than 80 pieces of topiary at Green Animals Topiary Garden boating an array of animal shaped designs, geometric figures and ornamental delights, perfect for engaging your youngsters imagination. (Open seasonally)
Play Eye Spy in a Museum
Play Eye Spy in a Museum
Eye Spy meets the International Tennis Hall of Fame where your kids will wander the museum and grounds on the hunt for designated objects and artifacts.
Become a Lighthouse Keeper
Become a Lighthouse Keeper
Live out your fantasy of becoming a lighthouse keeper when you stay overnight at historic Rose Island Lighthouse.
Hop on a Vintage Carousel
Hop on a Vintage Carousel
Head to Easton's Beach Rotunda where your youngster can ride the vintage carousel, a fixture at the beach since 1958, for $2.
Ride Abandoned Railroad Tracks
Ride Abandoned Railroad Tracks
Climb aboard pedal-powered rail bikes that travel along abandoned railroad tracks for a scenic journey along the bay. (Open Seasonally)

 

 

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