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RI Day Trips: A Day in East Greenwich

4 stops worth making in this charmingly chic town

1. Blueprint 5 is a fine men’s clothing store located in the heart of Main Street’s shopping district. Curated fabrics, suits and sport coats, as well as exclusive casual wear and accessories, on display at this upscale boutique. With an in-house tailor and a passion for impeccable style, Blueprint 5 is a destination for any well dressed man. 631 Main St. 401- 885-2500

2. Hip martini bar meets casual coffee house at Main Street Coffee. Voted “best coffee house in the West Bay” for 12 years, the hot spot offers delicious drinks and baked goods from morning to evening. Lattes, espresso martinis, morning pastries and decadent desserts can be enjoyed in their contemporary indoor space, outdoor cafe seating or to go. 137 Main St. 401-885-8787 

3. East Coast Designs is one-stop source for interior design and home décor needs. The welcoming shop offers a wide variety of Hunter Douglas window coverings, wood blinds, shutters, shades, bedding, upholstered headboards and so much more. The experienced design professionals here offer expert customer service and inspired advice. 306 Main St. 401-885-8585

4. Sandwiches get a gourmet makeover at Feast Sandwich Co. The menu features handcrafted burgers, artisan wraps, press grilled sandwiches, frankfurters and hearty salads – all using fresh ingredients sourced locally. Their seasoned curly fries, served with a roasted pepper and garlic pesto dipping sauce, are a must try. 431 Main St. 401-398-8011

RI Day Trips: A Day in Jamestown

4 stops worth making in this picturesque island town

1. Island Animal is a fun pet boutique that specializes in high-quality cat and dog nutrition. Known for its friendly and knowledgeable customer service, the shop offers a great selection of accessories, toys and food. Pets are always welcome to browse the unique collection of leashes and collars, safe and durable chew toys and healthy pet treats. 35 Narragansett Ave. 401-560-0616


2. Jamestown FiSH is a casual, yet elegant seafood restaurant. Chef Matthew MacCartney’s creative menu has received national praise, most recently as Food & Wine’s the People’s Best New Chef and Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence. The restaurant offers a gorgeous dining room, lively patio with a pizza oven and a deck bar with waterfront views. 14 Narragansett Ave. 401-423-3474


3. Create your very own island adventure at Jamestown Outdoors. Specializing in water and land gear, the shop has an impressive selection of high quality boogie boards, surfboards, skateboards and paddleboards, as well as apparel and accessories by designers like Patagonia. The pros here also offer lessons, guided tours and bike, kayak and standup paddleboard rentals. 35 Narragansett Ave. 401-924-2885


4. taste, founded by Patti Watson, is a multi-disciplinary design firm that creates fine interiors for yachts, historical residences and coastal homes. Designers tailor interiors to a client’s intentions for living or working, with special consideration for personal styles. Current work includes residences and yachts in Jamestown, Newport, Little Compton, Narragansett, Providence, Vermont, Block Island. 17 Narragansett Ave. 401-423-3639

RI Day Trips: A Day in Narragansett

4 stops worth making in this vibrantly coastal town

1. Everyone is an artist at Create Color Art Studio. The colorful space offers walk-in paint your own pottery, mosaics, ceramics, canvas and glass fusing. Great for kids and adults, the studio encourages visitors of all levels to release their inner artist. Kids can get even more hands-on at their daily and weekly summer camps. 5 Pier Marketplace. 401-363-9511

2. The seasoned crew at Frances Fleet offers a variety of deep sea fishing excursions to both novices and experienced anglers. Half day, full day, night, overnight and offshore trips are available to catch everything from fluke and cod to squid and tuna. Whale watching and nature excursion tours are offered June 27-August 25. Reservations recommended. 33 State St. 800-662-2824

3. South County Museum is kicking off an activity-filled summer with Family Day on June 10 from 10am-2pm. The Taste of Summer returns on June 23 from 5-8pm. See and hold baby chicks at the RI Red Chick Hatch on July 4 from 10am-2pm. And don’t miss the 32nd annual Folk Art Quilt Show on September 15-17. 115 Strathmore St. 401-783-5400

4. The dining experience at Maharaja Indian Restaurant & Lounge is a feast for the senses. Steps away from Narragansett Beach, the restaurant offers a unique blend of beachside views, traditional Tandoori and Mughlai cooking, a relaxed lounge and exotic cocktails. The casual spot, open daily for lunch and dinner, offers visitors authentic Indian food. 1 Beach St. 401-363-9988

RI Day Trips: A Day in North Kingstown

4 delicious stops worth making in this historic town

1. Homemade breakfast and lunch favorites are served daily at Rome Point Cafe. All day breakfast offers traditional, homestyle fare in a cozy setting. Menu highlights include banana bread French toast, corned beef hash, quiches and healthy alternatives like smoothies and gluten-free bread. Classic deli sandwiches are great on the spot or as take-out on the beach. 820 Boston Neck Rd. 401-294-2122

2. You’re in for a special treat at The Inside Scoop, a homemade ice cream shop with 64 varieties of ice cream, frozen yogurt, no sugar added and sorbet. The award-winning menu includes unique flavors like Sea Salt Caramel, Peanut Butter Oreo and Ginger. Soft serve, non-fat yogurt and ice cream cakes are also available. 30 Ten Rod Rd. 401-294-0091

3. Sonoma Bistro and WineBar, a family owned restaurant, features a sophisticated dining room and private spaces for small or large events. The large menu offers something for every taste including grilled pizzas, steaks, burgers, pasta and fresh seafood. The spacious lounge offers a great selection of crafts, drafts, wine and martinis, as well as weekend entertainment. 7366 Post Rd. 401-295-0800

4. Providence Coal Fired Pizza, RI’s first coal fired pizza restaurant, offers handcrafted pizza and traditional menu items. Local ingredients create robust dishes from the kitchen, while the bar serves creative cocktails and craft beer. Open for lunch and dinner daily, the welcoming and upscale ambience can be enjoyed by the whole family. 6105 Post Rd; additional locations in Providence and Westerly. 401-885-7499

RI Day Trips: A Day in Wakefield

4 stops worth making in this culturally rich town

1. Benny and Jack is passionate about happy and healthy pets. More than just a pet store, Benny and Jack also offers walk-in dog self wash stations, full service grooming and obedience training. With a focus on proper nutrition and a commitment to community engagement, you’ll find everything your furry family members need for health and happiness. 577 Kingstown Rd. 401-360-2258

 

2. Enjoy authentic and hard-to-find Thai cuisine at Tong-D. Located in South County Commons, the gorgeous space has a modern interior, a large bar area and a function room that can host parties of up to 50 people. Menu highlights include a variety of curry dishes, fresh seafood, creative wok stirfrys and delicious appetizers that are perfect for sharing. 50 South County Commons Way. 401-783-4445

 

3. A RI tradition since 1948, Peter Pots Pottery offers handcrafted stoneware in a historic West Kingston showroom and studio. Their award-winning dinnerware and accessories – collected by enthusiasts throughout the country – are available onsite and online. With over 150 artistic designs in a charming mill setting, a stop here is a must in your travels. 494 Glen Rock Rd, West Kingston. 401-783-2350

 

4. Dove and Distaff, a family owned business for over 50 years, features an unmatched selection of inspired home decor. Located in a gorgeous 19th century building, the colorful space includes the original Interiors showroom and the multi-room Rug Gallery. The one-stop-decorating-shop offers custom upholstery and drapery, fine linens, handmade rugs, fabrics, accessories and much more. 365 Main St. 401-284-1170

RI Day Trips: A Day in Wickford

4 stops worth making in this scenic village

1. The professional, friendly staff at The Kayak Centre provides a range of expert customer service from on-water paddling programs to in-store gear knowledge. Beginner, family-friendly and advanced kayak classes are offered, as well as guided tours. The new and expanded retail shop is a destination year round, offering an amazing selection of top-of-the-line gear and apparel. 70 Brown Street. 401-295-4400

2. A Wickford icon for 45 years, Green Ink is a women’s lifestyle boutique for women of all shapes and sizes. The shop offers stylish clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories and gifts in a relaxed setting. The unique selection includes clothing made with natural fibers, fair trade jewelry, Bernie Mev shoes and designer brands like Eileen Fisher. 89 Brown St. 401-294-6266

3. Studio 460 Gallery is Wickford’s newest working studio and fine arts gallery. The gallery exhibits the paintings and photographs of local artists, as well as the sculpture and creative works of owner Henry Gauthier. Stop by to see the newly added Batucada jewelry collection and outdoor courtyard featuring unique finds for home and garden. 460 Tower Hill Rd. 401-640-9435

4. The catch of the day is always fresh and local at Gardner’s Wharf Seafood. Overlooking Narragansett Bay, this market offers an amazing selection of live lobsters, shellfish, locally-caught fish, clams, oysters and more. Speciality prepared foods are also available, such as clam chowder, clam cakes, stuffed scallops, stuffed mushrooms, pasta and a variety of seafood salads. 170 Main St. 401-295-4600

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