Two of Rhode Island’s East Bay towns, Warren and Bristol, make a perfect day trip or weekend getaway. When we visit them, we feel like we’re worlds away from everyday city life. Quintessentially New England, these neighboring towns have it all: Natural beauty, history, arts, culture, and plenty of activities for families. Looking for great shopping and dining? They have that too. Read on for our top 15 things to do with kids in Bristol and Warren.
Cape Cod has long been one of my family’s favorite vacation destinations. I’ve spent many glorious summer days enjoying all the fun of Wellfleet and the surrounding area of the Outer Cape, but until recently I had never explored the Upper Cape area. Interested in seeing how it compared, we spent a few weeks vacationing in Falmouth on Upper Cape Cod.
Martha's Vineyard is a place out of time. Celebrities, and even presidents, vacation there quietly side by side with ordinary folks. Elegant boutiques huddle next to rusty fish shacks. You won't find water parks or go karts, but there's still plenty to do with kids on this island off the coast of Cape Cod. Many of the highlights of your stay will be the local events that bring the community together. Or you may just choose to enjoy the beaches and lick ice cream from the local ice cream shack. Either way you'll have a great time.
Here are the best things to do on a family vacation on Martha's Vineyard:
Mount Washington Valley is the perfect place to take the kids for an adventure, complete with locomotives, zip lines, mile-long slides, natural wonders, and theme park rides that give little ones just the right amount of thrill. A four-hour drive from Boston, you could escape for the weekend or make a week of it – there’s plenty to do, see, and savor. Read on for some of our favorite ways to spend family fun time in the Valley.
Families can find plenty of things to do and ways to stay active in Stowe, VT, whether visiting when it’s a sparkling winter wonderland, when it’s lush and green in the summertime, or when the leaves are at their peak in the fall. The area includes the 200-year-old town of Stowe, arguably the most charming village in Vermont, the Trapp Family Lodge (of Sound of Music fame), and Mt Mansfield, the highest peak in the state. From hiking, swimming and biking in summer to skiing, snowshoeing and skating in winter, Stowe is a year-round destination. Read on for things to do in Stowe, VT winter, spring, summer and fall.
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