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Newport's dramatic coastline, parks, and historical sites offer great family activities

This beautiful city by the sea offers much in the way of family lodging, entertainment, education and fun. Stay on the harbor and take a harbor cruise, explore a revolutionary fort, have close encounters with real wildlife and sculpted green animals. Find a beach, tour the International Tennis Hall of Fame and walk along the ocean on Cliff Walk. Bountiful local farms offer great food and NE’s “best ice cream.” You’ll find lighthouses you can visit and enough historic landmarks and artifacts to teach your own history class when you get home.
Aquarium Boy - Save The Bay - Narragansett Bay, RI
Save The Bay

Multiple Centers & Dock Locations Providence, Newport, Westerly, RI and Fall River, MA Phone: 401-272-3540

Family-friendly programs educate and entertain in and along Narragansett Bay

On land and sea, you can’t beat the family activities offered by the nonprofit Save The Bay organization. Among the family-friendly public programs led by trained educators and naturalists to connect the community to the bay all year long are seal-watch and nature cruises, ranging from one to one-and-three-quarters hours, and daylong lighthouse tours that motor by up to 20 lighthouses and include lunch and exploration at Rose Island. At the very interactive Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport, three touch tanks and dozens of exhibits get you up close and personal to skates, dogfish sharks, urchins, crabs, lobsters, seahorses and turtles – all in all, more than 40 species from the bay and Rhode Island waters.
Boat tours depart from Newport, Westerly, and Providence RI.
Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth RI with VisitNewEngland.com
Green Animals Topiary Gardens

380 Cory's Lane off Route 114 Portsmouth, RI, 02871 Phone: 401-847-1000

Fun, fanciful gardens of topiary animal figures. Great for families and kids. See full description of Green Animals Topiary Gardens.
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