Summer weekend trips from NYC for kids and families
So long, East River. See ya, Hudson. There's a whole wide world of water to discover within easy reach of the city through one of these weekend trips.
Wed May 25 2011
Watch Hill, RI
By train or car: 3 hours
This seaside community is out of another era: quaint homes, a 19th-century lighthouse and the Flying Horse Carousel, a National Historic Landmark built in 1876. Stay at the no-frills, bargain Sand Dollar Inn in nearby Westerly (171 Post Rd; 401-322-2000, sandmotel.info. Rooms from $155 per night) and use your savings to splurge on a picnic lunch of lobster rolls from St. Clair Annex (141 Bay St, 401-348-8407). Spend the day at Napatree Point, a barrier beach with the remnants of an old fort at its tip. At sunset, tie a hot dog to a line and fish for crabs.—Melissa Fleming
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