Apologies for the wide-open request, but I need some help narrowing the field a bit.
My Mom (>90) wants to take the train down from Boston and meet up with us (myself and kids 13 & 8, driving from NY) in Providence for a summer weekend in the area.
So I'm looking for recommendations for a pleasant weekend spot in general vicinity where my Mom would be comfortable and the kids would find fun things to do.
In the past, we've spent a enjoyable weekends with this grouping in the Groton/Mystic area and also in Rockport, MA, so something along those lines would be great. Possibly a beach town, definitely decent restaurants, low-key activities kids would enjoy, not too much arduous walking, just a nice place to be together as a family.