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14 Things to Do Along Connecticut & Rhode Island's Coast

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    Great Vacation Spots to Visit in Connecticut and Rhode Island

    We are showing you around the seacoast of Mystic County, Connecticut and Little Compton, Rhode Island, finding you the best places to eat, explore and enjoy the outdoors. These placces might be small towns in small states but they know how to pack your day and your belly with adventure and good food. Now all that's left to do is take off on a fun and sunny adventure this summer. 

    (Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018)

    Thinking of going to Connecticut and Rhode Island, but still trying to figure out what to see?

    We have you covered with some great places to check out along the coast this summer:

    1. Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Connecticut: It's like stepping back in time when you head to the Mystic Seaport. Check out some of the 60 historic buildings, and visit the largest maritime museum in the United States. Click here for more details.
    2. Inn at Stonington, Stonington, Connecticut: Located in Stonington, which traces its roots to the 17th century, the Inn at Stonington has historic touches blended with modern-day luxury living. Click here for more information.
    3. Blue Heaven Rentals, Mystic, Connecticut: Trying to find a new way to take in the sights? Take a trip around Mystic on the water! Check out Blue Heaven Rentals for their wide array of kayak and paddle board rentals. Click here for more information.
    4. Olde Mistick Village, Mystic, Connecticut: Home to some of Mystic's best restaurants and shopping, Olde Mistick Village was designed to look like a New England village around 1720. There's also a luxury cinema for those looking to have more modern fun. Click here for more.
    5. Mystic Pizza, Mystic, Connecticut: Sorry, we can't all hang out with Julia Roberts -- but you can at least have a slice at the famous Mystic Pizza restaurant. Click here for the full menu and address.
    6. Spicer Mansion, Mystic, Connecticut: Need a place to stay? Originally built in 1853, the Spicer Mansion in Mystic is a luxury boutique inn that opened in 2016 after extensive renovations. You better book early, though, because there are only eight guest rooms. Click here for more information.
    7. Ford's Lobster, Noank, Connecticut: It's not a New England vacation without lobstah! Ford's Lobster in Noank uses locally sourced ingredients, and offers mainly seafood dishes. Click here for a full menu.
    8. Fort Trumbull State Park, New London, Connecticut: Fort Trumbull is a unique state park. The fort itself was built between 1839 to 1852, and contains displays and markers, including a touchable cannon and gun emplacements. There's also a one-of-a-kind fishing pier. Click here for more.
    9. Outer Light Brewing Company, Groton, Connecticut: Unwind after a fun day of exploring with a trip to Groton's Outer Light Brewing Company. In addition to offering an ale, stout, an IPA and a double IPA, the brewery offers seasonal and experimental brews. Click here for more information.
    10. Stone House, Little Compton, Rhode Island: When you visit Little Compton, consider booking a room at the Stone House. It's located at Sakonnet Point, and has guestrooms in the main house and luxury suites in a renovated wood barn. Click here for more.
    11. South Shore Beach, Little Compton, Rhode Island: Hang out with the locals at South Shore Beach in Little Compton. There's waves for surfing, as well. Click here for more.
    12. Commons Lunch, Little Compton, Rhode Island: Hungry after your day at the beach? Head over to Commons Lunch, a family-style restaurant in Little Compton. But you better hurry! The doors close at 3 p.m. Click here for more information.
    13. Young Family Farm, Little Compton, Rhode Island: Head over to the Young Family Farm, where the Young family has been farming since 1997. Their retail stand opens in May, and offers flowers, fruits, vegetables and hosts an annual Apple Festival. Click here for more.
    14. Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyards, Little Compton, Rhode Island: Enjoy some award-winning wines at Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard in Little Compton. The grapes are grown locally, enjoying unique maritime conditions, and are aged in French, Hungarian, Russian and American oak barrels. Click here for more information.

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