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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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Thanks Guys,

'Tis always good to seek some local knowledge.
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