Newport, R.I., is a favorite vacation destination to many visiting "The Ocean State," but let's not forget about the less-hyped towns and cities worth seeing in this small but packed-with-things-to-do state. The other day I was driving through Jamestown, R.I., and felt instantly attracted to the small town charm in this community with little more than 5,000 residents. The downtown is low-key with a few restaurants (a few with outdoor seating), galleries and service shops, but it looks great when juxtaposed with the pleasant, scenic views of the Narragansett Bay. At the small park area located by the Bay, you'll also see fine views of the Jamestown-Verrazano Bridge that leads to Newport. You can really have the best of both worlds in Jamestown, enjoying its peaceful coastal setting or driving the bridge en route to Newport.
Here are some photos I think capture the serene feeling of Jamestown...
|This view of the Jamestown-Verrazano Bridge is one I could look at all day!|
|I thought about how lucky the people of Jamestown are to have a downtown with water views framing an already pleasant central district.|
As you can see, Jamestown really has a nice location and one worth staying if you like your vacations a little less busy. Hope you get to see this great Rhode Island town! Book a hotel in Jamestown RI at the lowest rate