travel // rhode island with {av}

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

i'm so excited to have {av} here to kick off the guest posts for my tourist tuesdays travel series.  i have loved her and her blog for quite some time nowand i envy her east coast style living.  her favorite spring vacation spot looks like such a wonderful getaway, i'm tempted to book a flight cross country now!  so feel free to put your seat backs in the reclining position, enjoy a cold beverage, and enjoy the ride.

Hello friends! My name is {av}--and on a normal day, you can find me at {long distance loving}. Today is no ordinary day though! I get to share a little about one of my favorite destinations in New England--Newport, Rhode Island. I moved to the Ocean State in June 2009 and soon discovered the joys of this gorgeous little city. Though I live in Providence, I'm lucky to have Newport just 45 minutes away! Here are a few tips if you decide to make the trip to my backyard :)
where to eat:
LUNCH: I love love love the lobster grilled cheese they serve at 22 Bowen's Wharf Bar & Grille.
SNACK: Grab a tasty treat at The Cookie Jar to take as you explore Newport :)
DINNER: You can't miss the seafood at The Mooring. The atmosphere is quintessentially coastal--and you can even order your drinks on an iPad.
where to visit:
The Breakers {and the rest of the Newport Mansions} are worth an afternoon on your trip--you can experience the opulence of the gilded age firsthand and see a side of America you didn't knew existed. While you're at the mansions, you cannot miss the Cliff is literally a walking path right next to the Atlantic Ocean. If you're a tennis fan, you'll love the International Tennis Hall of Fame, chock full of history and lots of incredible memorabilia. There are so many other fun places to explore, but I won't give it all away...because half of the fun of your visit is finding your way around the old streets of this seaside town. And before you leave--you cannot miss a sunset cruise around the Newport Harbor and the Narragansett bay. {Oh--and there are plenty of beaches to be found...if that's more your speed!}
I promise you'll love the nautical nature of Newport--and won't regret your visit for a second ;)

Thanks for having me, Kelsey! 
xoxo {av}


no no, thank you for sharing your "backyard" {av}!  what a fun and beautiful place to live and visit!  


Melissa Pitz said...

I love Newport! And this post definitely captures it's beauty and awesomeness :) Great job, {av}!

{av} | {long distance loving} said...

thank you so so much for having me, Kelsey! yay for Tourist Tuesdays! you're welcome out here any time! xoxo {av}

Daryl said...

This is an awesome post! I went to Rhode Island when I was younger and had an amazing time - and yes, the seafood was PHENOM! Just found you through {AV} and can't wait to read more!

Greets from Germany!
<3 Daryl
Roots, Wings & Other Things.

MK said...

I'm from Connecticut but practically grew up in Rhode Island. Gotta love Newport! Thanks for brining back some home for me.

Michelle (Confessed Travelholic) said...

How prettty! I've always wanted to go to Rhode Island! Maybe this summer :)

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