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Attractions
Mansions
Tips: More than 2 mansions will most likely become boring. Keep in mind they do not let strollers inside.
The Breakers
Chateau-sur-Mer
The Elms
Marble House
Rosecliff
Green Animals (has a large garden with topiary - bushes formed into different shapes)
Kingscote
Hunter House
Isaac Bell House
Chepstow

Other
Cliff Walk
Thames Glass
Ocean Drive
Thames Street
Harbor cruise
Scooter / Coupe rental
Fort Adams
Touro Synagogue and Visitors Center

Hotels
Newport
Hyatt Regency Now called Gurney's
Hotel Viking
Middletown, RI (several minutes away)
Hampton Inn

Minyanim
Touro Synagogue - They usually only have minyanim during the week in the summer; check the website for times.
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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2012, 09:10:42 AM »
Newport

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2012, 09:20:17 AM »
There's no minyan on weekdays, shabbos only. But usually, beginning in July, they have a minyan on weekdays throughout the summer. Don't miss the cliffwalk and a sailboat. Take a tour at the Turo Synagogue, don't visit more than 2 mansions in one day.
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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2013, 12:41:48 PM »
I'm going to do a Boston-RI trip b'h in mid August, the plan is to leave Tuesday night to Boston staying there over Shabbos & then head to Newport RI sunday morning, I plan to take a tour of the touro shul, check some mansions & do the cliff walk (as much as I can go with a stroller) then leave Sunday night back to Brooklyn.

can I do all this in one day, is it worth staying another day, am I missing out on something?

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2013, 12:46:24 PM »
I'm going to do a Boston-RI trip b'h in mid August, the plan is to leave Tuesday night to Boston staying there over Shabbos & then head to Newport RI sunday morning, I plan to take a tour of the touro shul, check some mansions & do the cliff walk (as much as I can go with a stroller) then leave Sunday night back to Brooklyn.

can I do all this in one day, is it worth staying another day, am I missing out on something?

1 day is enough.
a few mansions? Mansion tours can be quite long and may get boring.
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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2013, 12:50:30 PM »
1 day is enough.
a few mansions? Mansion tours can be quite long and may get boring.
do u recommend doing the mansions at all? (with a baby)

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2013, 01:20:44 PM »
do u recommend doing the mansions at all? (with a baby)

That's basically what newport is...Mansions. I'd personally definitely do a mansion or 2. but It all depends on what makes you tick.
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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2013, 01:32:22 PM »
I'm going to do a Boston-RI trip b'h in mid August, the plan is to leave Tuesday night to Boston staying there over Shabbos & then head to Newport RI sunday morning, I plan to take a tour of the touro shul, check some mansions & do the cliff walk (as much as I can go with a stroller) then leave Sunday night back to Brooklyn.

can I do all this in one day, is it worth staying another day, am I missing out on something?
You can def. make another day worth it on the way back. Consider a Touro synagogue tour, Newport harbor cruise, cliff walk, and a couple of mansions for day 1.
For day 2, consider Mystic aquarium, USS Nautilus submarine and museum, if the USCGS Eagle is in port, it's a great attraction (ask for more info at the Nautilus) and for a relaxing trip home try the Cross Sound car ferry. (New London, CT - Orient Point, N)   

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2013, 01:36:07 PM »
do u recommend doing the mansions at all? (with a baby)

Yeah, why not? If you're only being there one day I would recommend the Breakers- it's the most majestic. Don't miss the Astor's Beechwood mansion. It's really nice and unique as they take you back to the 1900s... it's a living history museum. 

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2013, 01:57:47 PM »
I'm going to do a Boston-RI trip b'h in mid August, the plan is to leave Tuesday night to Boston staying there over Shabbos & then head to Newport RI sunday morning, I plan to take a tour of the touro shul, check some mansions & do the cliff walk (as much as I can go with a stroller) then leave Sunday night back to Brooklyn.

can I do all this in one day, is it worth staying another day, am I missing out on something?
No strollers allowed in the mansions, IIRC.
More than two mansions will get boring, IMHO.
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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2013, 02:25:23 PM »
No strollers allowed in the mansions, IIRC.

We (and other couples we saw) used a baby carrier in the mansions. Very worthwhile investment when doing trips with babies.

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2013, 02:32:33 PM »
We (and other couples we saw) used a baby carrier in the mansions. Very worthwhile investment when doing trips with babies.
Same as we did  :)
But some babies are older = heavier, so a carrier is not always an option.
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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2013, 05:15:36 PM »
1 day is enough.
a few mansions? Mansion tours can be quite long and may get boring.

I don't know about you, but based on my own experience... I was not able to cover more then 1 mansion a day, it was long and exhausting.. but on the contrary my wife and I really did enjoy the Marble House, the Breakers, the Elms and the Rosecliff, 4 days and 4 mansions, after each we just called it a day..

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2013, 05:22:19 PM »
I'm going to do a Boston-RI trip b'h in mid August, the plan is to leave Tuesday night to Boston staying there over Shabbos & then head to Newport RI sunday morning, I plan to take a tour of the touro shul, check some mansions & do the cliff walk (as much as I can go with a stroller) then leave Sunday night back to Brooklyn.

can I do all this in one day, is it worth staying another day, am I missing out on something?
where u stayin for shabbos?

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2013, 05:36:16 PM »
I'm going to do a Boston-RI trip b'h in mid August, the plan is to leave Tuesday night to Boston staying there over Shabbos & then head to Newport RI sunday morning, I plan to take a tour of the touro shul, check some mansions & do the cliff walk (as much as I can go with a stroller) then leave Sunday night back to Brooklyn.

can I do all this in one day, is it worth staying another day, am I missing out on something?

I don't think 2 days would be overkill at all. More than 2 mansions will probably bore you if your patience is anything like mine.
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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2013, 06:25:58 PM »
where u stayin for shabbos?
in Brookline, by relatives