Rhode Island - this weekend - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 07-16-2007 Thread Starter
Grampian 26 Owner
 
sidiag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 70
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Rhode Island - this weekend

What should I put on my to-do/to-see list for this weekend in Rhode Island.
We (myself, wife and 14 y/o son) are flying in thursday A.M. Flying out Sunday AM.
The primary purpose is to observe my #2 son graduate from NSI. So Thursday PM
and Friday A.M. are booked - the rest of the time is open.

We will be staying in Warwick and graduation is in Newport (Navy Base).

Anybody have good suggestions of good places to visit? This is our first time to Rhode Island.

Regards,

Stan G.
s/v Tryphena a '74 Grampian 26
-------------

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
sidiag is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 07-16-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 343
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
 
In Newport, visit some of the Mansions from the Newport Preservation Society, The Breakers, Marble House, The Elms, Rosecliff... an amazing look at the gilded age. The cliff walk is also a lovely walk. Take the trolly bus which goes down Bellevue Avenue.

Try the Yachting Museum at Fort Adams.

If you have car, just driving around Newport and Jamestown is very picturesque.

Newport Wharfs are lots of fun and some good eating too, Try Cooke House or the Black Pearl.

jef
sv shiva
SanderO is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 6 Old 07-16-2007
Seņor Member
 
TrueBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 4,853
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 13
     
Quote:
Take the trolly bus which goes down Bellevue Avenue.
Be sure to wave at me - as my 2nd floor office window fronts on Bellevue Ave, across from one of the mansions - Kingscote.

jef's recommendations are good ones - especially the Black Pearl for lunch, if you don't mind crowded Bowen's Wharf. (My daughter's a server there - between college classes.) The Pearl's Commodore Room is a bit more elegant than the Tavern or patio - but reservations are required.

If you have time during the day, check into a daysail on one of the schooners departing from the wharf area. We see the Madeline or Adirondack sailing the outer harbor and bay on a daily basis.

About Madeleine, Sailing Tours in Newport, RI

Adirondack II - Newport, RI Harbor Tours, Sailing Cruises and Boat Charters

True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat
TrueBlue is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 6 Old 07-16-2007
Senior Member
 
CBinRI's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 919
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrueBlue
Be sure to wave at me - as my 2nd floor office window fronts on Bellevue Ave, across from one of the mansions - Kingscote.

jef's recommendations are good ones - especially the Black Pearl for lunch, if you don't mind crowded Bowen's Wharf. (My daughter's a server there - between college classes.) The Pearl's Commodore Room is a bit more elegant than the Tavern or patio - but reservations are required.

If you have time during the day, check into a daysail on one of the schooners departing from the wharf area. We see the Madeline or Adirondack sailing the outer harbor and bay on a daily basis.

About Madeleine, Sailing Tours in Newport, RI

Adirondack II - Newport, RI Harbor Tours, Sailing Cruises and Boat Charters
Good calls by TB. Spend as much time in Newport and as little in Warwick as you can (sorry Warwickians). Tennis hall of fame is also in Newport, if you have an interest (on Bellevue ave -- same as the mansions).

I would highly recommend getting out on the water from Newport and have heard good things about the two charter links above. Both are beautiful boats.
CBinRI is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 6 Old 07-16-2007
Senior Member
 
mstern's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 762
Thanks: 19
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
The Madeleine is a nice ride; my wife and I took it a few years ago. A little crowded, a little rowdy, but all in good fun. Bring a sweatshirt if you do the sunset cruise. Outside of Newport, try Narragansett. The restaurant in the old Coast Guard station (next to the Casino) has a fantastic view of Newport and the bridge. We also love to drive down to Gaililee (where the Block Is. ferry leaves. Go past the turn off for the ferry, and continue straight towards Point Judith to Aunt Carrie's. This is a real old-fashioned New England summer place. Very casual, very fresh sea food, burgers, fries.
mstern is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 6 Old 07-17-2007 Thread Starter
Grampian 26 Owner
 
sidiag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 70
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Thanks Guys,

'Tis always good to seek some local knowledge.

Regards,

Stan G.
s/v Tryphena a '74 Grampian 26
-------------

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
sidiag is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
31st Annual Free-Sailing Weekend Launches 2007 Sailing Season in ... - Fuerteventura Digital NewsReader News Feeds 0 03-28-2007 04:15 PM
31st Annual Free-Sailing Weekend Launches 2007 Sailing Season in ... - Emediawire (press release) NewsReader News Feeds 0 03-28-2007 04:15 AM
Full Moon for this weekend!! Bill Mc General Discussion (sailing related) 6 10-05-2006 01:38 AM
Work on boat Weekend Jim H C & C 0 07-09-2006 08:06 PM
Chesapeake weekend trip- NEED ONE PERSON on Short Notice!! FarFromHome Crew Wanted/Available 1 06-20-2006 10:08 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome