Once schools out, my kids & I normally end up in The Hamptons for 2 weeks. This year we kicked off our summer in Jamestown, RI and Christopher was able to join!
Jamestown is about a 10 minute drive to Newport, RI. They are both gorgeous towns, everyone is so friendly, lots to do with the kids and the change of pace was welcomed by our family. You truly kick back and relax, we were lucky enough to stay in a beautiful house overlooking the water.
Below are the highlights of our trip.
Jamestown (10 minute drive over the bridge from Newport, RI or take the ferry)
Slice of Heaven and East Ferry Market were our favs for breakfast or lunch. They both offered non-dairy milk and outdoor seating. Dogs are allowed to join if you are seated outside!
Simpatico was our favorite restaurant for dinner, yummy Paella and chocolate bomb they have beautiful outdoor setting.
Spinnakers serve delicious home made ice cream!
Grapes and Gourmet will take care of all your wine, beer. spirits, cheese and charcuterie needs.
Zeek's Creek Bait & Tackle: A little shack selling fresh seafood, and bait to go fishing.
Fishing with Kids, great place to fish with kids Fort Wetherill State Park
Tennis Hall of Fame lush grass courts, plus an interesting tennis museam. Anyone can play on the courts just bring your whites! They have adult and junior clinics and a morning kids tennis camp.Great lunch venue overlooking centre court!
Cliff Walk beautiful walk with stunning views, more mansion spotting and somehow kids enjoyed too. Futher on in walk it gets a little rocky ideally wear sneakers! Start at Memorial BLVD near First Beach we walked to Ledge Road approx 8 miles.
Arcade & Game room we stumbled across this and lets the kids bask in their glory! Luckily it was small so we were only in there for 30mins!
Thames Street and Bellevue avenue are lovely streets to walk along and who while spotting all the historic houses dating back to 1700s.
Newport Mansions our family loved seeing the summer residence of America’s wealthiest families. All the mansions are replications of grand european residences. You can almost see the Vanderbilts, Oerlichs, Astors and Berwinds elaborate spectacular summer parties.
Green Animals Topiary Garden Beautiful setting, 80 pieces of topiary throughout the gardens, including animals sculpted from California privet, yew, and English boxwood. Gardens are beautiful and kids had fun spotting all the animals!
Juice'd Cafe I had my first matcha bowl here and their juice combos are delicious, huge hit with our family! They have a full healthy menu. Great location too, drink a juice while shopping!
Newport Creamery yummy ice-cream. 6 locations round RI.
Guerneys Newport I love Guerneys in Montauk, the Newport location just opened so there are a few teething problems but I sure they will iron out very soon!
Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet Lovely lunch venue plus you can shop for food and wine.
Beaches: Second Beach is stunning. Tip is to stay clear of First Beach....major red seaweed ocean alert. Daily parking $20 per day
Kid&Coe have some nice family friendly homes in Newport available on a nightly basis.
Watch Hill - East Beach (45 minute drive from Newport)
East beach is a beautiful sandy beach. Set back is a picturesque village, very easy to walkaround with young kids. Daily parking approx $5 per day!
Ocean House a beautiful family friendly hotel
Ten Sandwiches perfect for lunch they have a full bar and offer Ten sandwiches and salads made from local and organic ingredients!
Sweet Lolo A cute store selling colorful accessories and great edit of kids toys and knick knacks.
Carousel: Watch Hill carousel was made in 1867 and has been beautifully restored! Kids love it!