We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

connecticut and rhode island fun things to do

7 posts
1 review
connecticut and rhode island fun things to do

i will be spending about 5 days in the new england area.. in norwich connecticut and rhode island... please tell me fun things and all the sites i need to see... thanks

Greenfield, MA
Level Contributor
144 posts
1. Re: connecticut and rhode island fun things to do

Foxwood's Casino is a must.

Bristol, Rhode...
Level Contributor
484 posts
3 reviews
2. Re: connecticut and rhode island fun things to do

Or Mohegan Sun...

Level Contributor
270 posts
31 reviews
3. Re: connecticut and rhode island fun things to do

*I* wouldn't waste two minutes in a casino, myself. I say the mansions in New port...the beaches (maybe no big deal to a Floridian like you but we Texas Tarts like nice beaches)...there's sooo much historical stuff to see and do.

Have a great trip.

Lakewood Ranch...
Level Contributor
614 posts
32 reviews
4. Re: connecticut and rhode island fun things to do

I'm not a casino person myself, and Norwich is an old mill town, but it does have, I hear, a rose garden that's supposed to be good, and the area near the water has a few good restaurants.

Mystic, Ct has the Seaport (history), Olde Mystik Village (shopping and dining), its downtown area (again for shopping and dining),and the Aquarium. Allow about a 15-20 minute drive.

Westerly, RI has great beaches, a pretty downtown area with a gorgeous park, Watch Hill (to see how the other half lives-- you can shop and eat there too), and a lively arts feel (Chorus of Westerly, Granite Theater, and a number of galleries). About a 40 minute ride from Norwich.

Newport, RI has the mansions, the ocean, shopping and dining in the waterfront area, Tennis Hall of Fame, and more.

Check out the Chamber of Commerce websites for all. Also the Misquamicut Business Owners site (Westerly beach area), gonewport.com, newportmansions.org.

This should give you a start.

Newport, Rhode...
Level Contributor
594 posts
36 reviews
5. Re: connecticut and rhode island fun things to do

Its a must to visit Newport. When are you visiting? The tall ships are arriving June 27th thru July 1st. Take a ride along Ocean Drive in Newport and visit some of the mansions. There are many great restaurants and some nice beaches in Newport.

I would say visit Mohegan Sun if you do like gambling. Also, if you have time, take a ferry to Block Island!!!! That is a great day trip. I think you can take a ferry. Try this website for ferry times and locations. You can take it right out of CT. http://www.blockislandferry.com/

Hope this helped.

Level Contributor
109 posts
6. Re: connecticut and rhode island fun things to do

You can go to a casino anywhere in the world and throw your money away.

Visit Mystic Seaport and plan on spending at least two days in Newport.

Must sees...

The Breakers Mansion

Astors Beechwood Mansion

Walk the 3.2 mile Cliff walk or portions of it

10 Mile Ocaan Drive and stop at Castle Hill Inn for a drink and sit in the Adirondack chairs for the best view on the island

Clam Chowder at the Black Pearl

Seafood chowder at the Mooring

BBQ at the Smokehouse

Tour & Tasting at Newport Vineyards

Shop...shop....shop...many interesting places

visit Aquidneck Lobster Company and check out the lobsters

Take a harbor tour which is a great way to see Newport from another angle

Tour the International Tennis Hall of Fame

If you have time visit Marble House, The Elms, Belcourt Castle, Rough Point, Rosecliff, etc......... many mansions to tour.

Visit St Marys where sonn-to-be president Kennedy was married

Tour the oldest synagogue in the country

Lots to do www.GoNewport.com

7. Re: connecticut and rhode island fun things to do

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 4:17 am, September 04, 2009