Day Trips to Newport, RI, Block Island, Essex and Quiet Corner
Experience Amazing Sights, Excellent Music and Bountiful Boutique Shops On A Day Trip To Newport, Block Island, Essex and Quiet Corner.
Newport, RI ~ 90 min drive from the Inn at Harbor Hill
Newport in its heyday was a great seaport and nowhere else can you see or take guided tours of so many grand villas and mansions. Lots of boutique shopping, sailing cruises, sightseeing, restaurants and outdoor cafes.
Block Island, RI ~ 1 hr high-speed ferry ride from New London.
Block Island is known for its relaxed way of life. See the North Light, 250-foot bluffs or the seventeen miles of beach.
Essex, CT ~ 20 min drive from the Inn at Harbor Hill
Known as "The Best Small Town in America." Historic Village on the Connecticut River with an excellent harbor for boaters from Long Island Sound. Quaint boutique shopping and known for its historic Tap Room, where lively music rings out nightly.
Quiet Corner ~ 45 min scenic drive from the Inn at Harbor Hill
Drive along Rte 169, nominated one of the top ten scenic highways in the US by Scenic America. Travel through northeastern CT, especially scenic during the foliage season, and visit towns such as Putnam, Pomfret and Woodstock. Enjoy shopping, antiquing and dining.
Watch Hill, RI ~ is located about 45 minutes from the inn and is a quaint seasonal picturesque seaside village resort with lots of Victorian charm. Bay Street, is lined with over 50 cute boutiques, cafes, restaurants and breath-taking water views from almost everywhere.