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WaterFire Lights Up the Night in Providence Rhode Island

With up to 80 fire pits blazing along the reflecting waters of the Providence, Woonasquatucket, and Moshassuck rivers which conjoin in downtown Providence, your family will delight in watching Rhode Island's famous WaterFire spectacle, which encompasses nearly a mile of illuminated space and provides mystifying entertainment. Inspired by artist Barnaby Evans, who created the first...

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Lighthouses For The Night

August 7th is National Lighthouse Day and if you've never thought about staying in one, this is your chance.  In 1789, the United States passed an Act in support of all lighthouses, beacons, and public piers. More than 200 years later, several historic beacons offer affordable, family-friendly lodging along the East and West coasts of North America. When compared to...

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Do These 2 Things in Providence, Then Eat

My recent visit to Providence, Rhode Island, long considered a second city to Boston (its neighbor barely 45 minutes to the north), proved that it's second to none. Instead, Providence is home to some amazing cultural institutions, six schools of higher education, and fabulous eating possibilities from the very simple to elaborate dining. All ages will appreciate that, while New England may conjure...

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Short Breaks And New England Weekend Getaways From Boston

The dense population of families in and around Boston, Massachusetts draws on beautiful New England for weekend getaway ideas. Whether your family is looking for a rural holiday, a cheap vacation package, a fun last-minute excursion to break up a road trip, or a weekend getaway along the Atlantic coast, you will find dozens of great options within a 200-mile radius of the Boston metropolitan...

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Small Town Charmer: Bristol, Rhode Island Delights Couples And Kids

Located just outside Providence, charming Bristol, Rhode Island offers a host of rural and cultural activities for everyone, plus fine dining for adults and hands-on summer camps for younger schoolchildren. Only a two-and-a-half hour train ride from New York and even closer to Boston, Bristol is the perfect weekend escape -- or week-long respite -- from the noise and rush of a big...

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Use Great Escapes New England To Plan Weekend Getaways

The Great Escapes series of pocket guides deliver a wealth of information about regional short break and holiday escapes in a handy and easy-to-use package. It's not often we encounter a guidebook whose author is so knowledgeable about a destination that we trust his or her taste immediately. Yet such is the case with this "selective" guide to only 25 of New England's...

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Our Family’s Trip to New York, Rhode Island, Boston and DC

Just thought I'd send some feedback on the trip we made up and down the east board this August. We brought along our 16 year old son and daughters aged 13 and 4. We wanted to fly to the US non-stop and from our homebase in Portugal, Newark was the best option. TAP, the national carrier, has a fleet of airbuses. They are fairly basic - no screens in the back of the seat in front of you -...

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