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A Weekend in Middletown (Rhode Island)

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A Weekend in Middletown (Rhode Island)

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Understanding[edit]

This itinerary seeks to provide options for families who are visiting Middletown, RI during the summer season. Located just south of Portsmouth, RI and north of Newport, RI, Middletown has plenty of activities and family friendly places for parents and children to visit. Whether rain or shine, there is always something to do for families in Middletown, RI!


Prepare[edit]

The summer season in Middletown is beautiful and it is best to be prepared for the weather conditions prior to arrival.


Attire: Middletown can be quite warm during the summer days so it best to pack shorts and short sleeve shirts for the daytime. Typically at night the weather is still pretty warm so a light sweater for the evening will be sufficient. A pair of jeans or two wouldn't hurt just in case the evening cools down more than usual. Make sure to bring bathing suits and towels for the beautiful beaches that Middletown is famous for! The restaurants in Middletown are family casual restaurants so casual clothing such as the aforementioned pieces of clothing (shorts, short sleeve shirts, sweater, and jeans) will be appropriate.

Footwear: Make sure to bring both sandals for the days at the beach as well as comfortable shoes for walking.

Accessories: It is always safe to have an umbrella just in case it rains but on the sunny days make sure to bring any accessories you may need for a day at the beach! Sunglasses and sunblock are a must to ensure enjoyment of Middletown's beautiful summer weather.


Get In[edit]

Middletown is located in the center of Aquidneck Island; south of Portsmouth and north of Newport. It is accessible by all forms of transportation including plane, train, car, and even boat. Middletown is also a short distance from many popular transportation hubs. For more information on getting to Middletown, RI follow this link.[1]


Transportation[edit]

Bus:

RIPTA Phone: 401-847-0209 [2] RIPTA offers convenient and frequent bus schedules that travel throughout Rhode Island.


Cabs:

Cozy Cab Phone: 401-846-2500

Orange Cab[3]Phone: 401-841-0030

Rainbow Cab Phone: 401-849-1333


Rental Cars:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car[4]Phone: 401-849-3939

Budget Middletown Rent-A-Car[5]Phone: 401-847-0160


Recreation[edit]

Attractions:

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge[6]The Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge serves as stopover/wintering area for migratory birds as well as other animals. Families can come and see the many different species of birds and other migratory animals.


Norman Bird Sanctuary[7] There is always something to see at The Norman Bird Sanctuary. It covers over 300 acres of land and has just over seven miles of hiking trails to explore!


Swimming:


Sachuest Beach[8]

Third Beach[9]


Other:


Newport Equestrian[10]

Skydive Newport[11]


Tours:


Birds Eye View Helicopters[12] Birds Eye View Helicopters offers a tour of Aquidneck Island unlike any other; from the Air! With newly improved helicopters and pilots with over 20+ years of experience, families are able to get a "Birds Eye View" of Aquidneck Island. Don't forget to bring your camera because you will want to remember every moment!


Witherbee School401-849-1890 Witherbee school is the only remaining one room school house out of five located in Middletown, RI. This school was built in 1892 and remains a unique architectural piece of history.


Whitehall Museum House[13]The Whitehall House was home to Bishop George Berkeley in 1729. Berkeley was a renowned educator and philosopher and inside of this museum children and families are able to see many of his artifacts.


Farms:

Sweet Berry Farm[14]

Prescott Farm

Simmons Farm Petting Zoo[15]


Entertainment:

Island Cinema Movie Theater Phone: 401-847-3456


Restaurants[edit]

Breakfast:


IHOP401-847-9818, 159 West Main Road, Middletown RI 02842

Blue Plate Diner401-848-9500, 665 West Main Road, Middletown RI 02842

Atlantic Grille401-849-4440, 91 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown RI 02842

Atlantic Beach Club401-847-2750, 55 Purgatory Road, Middletown RI 02842


Lunch:


Bossman Burgers401-619-5705, 510 E Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842

Newport Creamery401-846-2767, 208 W Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842

Becky's BBQ401-841-9909, 82 E Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842

Tito's Cantina Mexican Grill401-849-4222, 651 W Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842


Dinner:


KJ's Pub401-848-9991, 59 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown RI 02842

Mizu Japanese Steakhouse401-846-2008, 250 E Main Road, Middletown RI 02842

Coddington Brewing Co401-847-6690, 210 Coddington Hwy, Middletown RI 02842

Flo's Clam Shack401-847-8141, 4 Wave Ave, Middletown RI 02842

Chili's Grill & Bar401-848-9380, 855 W Main Road, Middletown RI 02842


Shopping[edit]

Clothing & Accessories:

Marshalls[16]

Sports Authority[17]

Beach Party Swimwear

Island Surf & Sports[18]

Olympia Sports[19]

Stay Safe[edit]

Although Middletown, RI is not considered a dangerous place to visit it would be safe to travel in groups at night as well as be aware of the people leaving the bars from downtown Newport, RI.


Getting Out

Click on the following link for directions on how to get out of Middletown. [20] Create category