P&C Visits Newport, RI

Founded in 1639, this beautiful New England city famous for its historic mansions is also home to more colonial buildings than almost any other area in the country!
Feb 06, 2013

Highlights:

  • The Breakers The largest of Newport’s historic mansions now offers a self-guided audio tour just for kids — from the house’s point of view! Newportmansions.org
  • Aquidneck Lobster Co. Pop into this briny fish market at the end of Bowen’s Wharf to see huge live lobsters (or to buy dinner). The fisherman will tell you all about them if you ask. (401) 846-0106
  • Redwood Library The oldest library in America invites you to relax in the children’s annex, which fills a Victorian house opposite the main building. (Free!) Redwoodlibrary.org


Good Eats:

  • Ocean Breeze Café This casual joint boasts a wide variety of award-winning muffins and giant omelets. (401) 849-1750
  • Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant There’s a motorcycle hanging from the ceiling! A laid-back, quirky spot for lunch or dinner. Brickalley.com

     

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Samantha Brody is a senior editor for Parent & Child.

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