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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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Author Topic: Rhode Island Master Thread  (Read 67732 times)

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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

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2013, 03:55:23 PM »
for a relaxing trip home try the Cross Sound car ferry. (New London, CT - Orient Point, N)
How does the ferry work? Do you need a reservation or just show up and take the next one?

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2013, 03:57:26 PM »
How does the ferry work? Do you need a reservation or just show up and take the next one?
How long will you be there for?
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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2013, 04:02:09 PM »
Quote from: meshugener link=topic=196.msg624143#msg624143 sete=1384117046
How long will you be there for?
Nothing set in stone yet, tentative plan so far leave NY in the morning and then leave RI next afternoon.

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2013, 07:21:17 PM »
How does the ferry work? Do you need a reservation or just show up and take the next one?
I never made a reservation the 3 times I took it, (high season- july/august)  never had to wait for the next one

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2013, 07:29:33 PM »
I never made a reservation the 3 times I took it, (high season- july/august)  never had to wait for the next one
So then I guess Dec time there should definitely not be anything to worry about, good to know.

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2013, 08:24:03 PM »
So then I guess Dec time there should definitely not be anything to worry about, good to know.
not necessarily as there are fewer trips.  Cross Sound Ferry

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2014, 09:09:23 PM »
Is there Minyen in Newport Rhode Island these days? If not, what would be the closest Minyen?
Also, looking for a coupon code for a 2 night stay at the Hyatt Regency. WHSALE which is suppose to give me 20% off on 2 nights or more is not working..

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: February 23, 2014, 09:58:14 AM »
Is there Minyen in Newport Rhode Island these days? If not, what would be the closest Minyen?
Also, looking for a coupon code for a 2 night stay at the Hyatt Regency. WHSALE which is suppose to give me 20% off on 2 nights or more is not working..

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: July 22, 2014, 12:05:57 PM »
iam going to the hyatt in newport on labor day weekend (thanks chase/dan). is there minyen there now days? is there any kosher food there? also any tricks about geting a free upgrade? i told its my honeymoon they said they will put it in the system but i acnt use my free chase upgrade for a awerd night. any other tricks? maby emailing the resv. manger? anyone has his email add.?

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2014, 08:39:50 AM »
Oiy, why don't you have the minimum non-noobnes and read the thread you're posting in?
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