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Rhode Island & Connecticut Day Trips

When you stay at Pleasant View Inn, you'll be convenient to many things to do. However, if you like adventure, there are several attractions that are a little farther away, making them perfect for day trips or even half-day excursions. Discover everything from the city of Newport, RI to Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI to Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington, CT.

Newport, RI

Explore the city of Newport, a very popular destination, where you'll find a multitude of activities. Enjoy a cruise on Newport Harbor and get the inside story on historic lighthouses and other landmarks. Take a tour of massive mansions, which were the summer homes for famous American families such as the Vanderbilts. Get exercise along with excellent views on the 3.5-mile Cliff Walk. (38.7 miles)

Olde Mistick Village

Surrounded by beautiful flowers and statuesque trees, this Early American Village in Mystic, CT, offers visitors a wealth of activities. Plenty of shops offer plenty of unique items, both of the hand-crafted and brand-name variety. Sit-down restaurants and food specialty stores make mealtime pleasurable and delectable. A Colonial meeting house and Victorian gazebo become the stages for everyone from storytellers and dancers to musicians. (15.9 miles)

Jonathan Edwards Winery

Jonathan Edwards Winery began making fine wine in California's famed Napa Valley in 1999. A desire to bring that winemaking ability to the East Coast propelled them a year later to buy the former Crosswoods Vineyards in North Stonington, Connecticut. Visit this bi-coastal winery's tasting room, which is open every day from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or take a free tour. (13.1 miles)
Roger Williams Park Zoo at Rhode Island

Roger Williams Park Zoo

One of America's oldest zoos, Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI, is situated on 40 gorgeous acres. Visitors will have an opportunity to come face to face with more than a hundred species of animals from around the globe. Discover emus, wallabies, and kookaburras from Australia, wildebeests, wild dogs, and aoudads from Africa, and cotton-top tamarins, flamingoes, and the giant anteater from the rainforest. (44.9 miles)

Salt Marsh Opera Company

Serving Connecticut and Rhode Island, the Salt Marsh Opera Company has made a name for itself through its professional, full-staged productions. Lead singers are auditioned in New York City while choruses feature regional performers. Concerts are presented in both public and private venues. There is also an educational outreach program that's highlighted by open dress rehearsals along with productions in local schools. (10 miles)

Ocean State Summer Pops Orchestra

Summer time is Ocean State Summer Pops Orchestra time. Beginning in June and ending on Labor Day, the concert season is comprised of light classical pieces, movie themes, show tunes, and marches. The Orchestra, which performs at a wide range of locations throughout the state, features musicians from such esteemed groups as the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, and the Brown University Symphony Orchestra. (41.2 miles)