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Old 04-11-2007, 09:23 PM   #1
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CT - Mystic or RI - Newport ... any favorites?

Lou and I are headed to Mystic and Newport in early July. While it may seem months away, I'm a planner. When we vacation, almost every minute is accounted for. This way, in the event we never get to return, we've done as much as was possible.

So...while I've already done some preliminay web searches on both areas, does anyone have any favourites?

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Old 04-11-2007, 09:36 PM   #2
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Rhode Island is run by the mafia.

Connecticut is run by the insurance industry.

Pick your poison. ;)
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:46 PM   #3
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Both states are dear to my heart. You cannot go wrong with either destination. Your destined to have a great time in either town. I've never personally been to those towns, but I have heard great things about them. Seeing as I'm am originally from CT, I say go to Mystic! The rest of my family is from R.I. How can you go wrong in coastal towns?!
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I've never been to Mystic but liked Newport. Quaint seaport village with nice shops and restaurants. Newport has the added attraction of the mansions you won't find elsewhere.
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Little Compton, RI. And don't forget to go to Willburs'.
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:58 AM   #6
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Rhode Island is run by the mafia.

Connecticut is run by the insurance industry.

Pick your poison. ;)
Lou and I are familiar with the mafia...we'll fit right in.
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:59 AM   #7
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Both states are dear to my heart. You cannot go wrong with either destination. Your destined to have a great time in either town. I've never personally been to those towns, but I have heard great things about them. Seeing as I'm am originally from CT, I say go to Mystic! The rest of my family is from R.I. How can you go wrong in coastal towns?!
We'll be visiting both, since we're staying about 15 minutes from Mystic and about 40 minutes from Newport. I agree, coastal towns are the best.
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I've never been to Mystic but liked Newport. Quaint seaport village with nice shops and restaurants. Newport has the added attraction of the mansions you won't find elsewhere.
Many years ago I did the mansion tour and loved it. It wasn't good for my ego, but I do like the pretty things. I'm sure Lou will enjoy it, as well.
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Little Compton, RI. And don't forget to go to Willburs'.

Little Compton is a cool spot. Quaint little coastal village. We stayed at a B&B next to a winery there last spring and had a great time.

There is a little cheese shop where you can get some fantastic cheese (try the French Munster), bagette, sausage, olives, etc and do a very romantic picnic. Check out the coastal park at Point Judith.
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In Mystic there is a cool little place called Kitchen Little and it is TINY. They have amazing breakfasts. The Steak Loft in Old Mystic Village has an amazing salad bar and we've never been disappointed with their menu. In Noank-which isn't too far from Mystic there is Abbott's Lobster in the Rough. There is a small inside dining room- like a screened in porch and then there are picnic tables outside by the water. Ther lobster's are good anad the views even better.A little way down the same street (Pearl St.) There is Costello's fried clam bar- we've never been ther but,heard it's good. Downtown Mystic is really a neat place to walk -there are a lot of little shops and the draw bridge going up always attracts a crowd-There's Mystic Seaport and Olde Mystic Village (which is just a bunch of little shops)and the Aquarium which is right next store to the Village.I know there are a million other things that we have visited but, I can't think of any right now.I 'll post them when I remember them. Have fun planning your trip-Love and energy, Vicki
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