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Bristol, RI

A stately old town on the East Bay of Rhode Island.

Photo of Bristol, RI The prosperous town of Bristol, RI, perched on a beautiful peninsula a few miles from Newport, may not be as well-known as its neighbor to the south, but while Newport is often jammed with people and cars, the tree-shaded streets of Bristol are usually pretty quiet. And Bristol has much of what Newport does: Well-preserved old homes, outstanding clam shacks, and parks, walkways, and bike paths on the water.

Photo of Bristol, RI While Bristol itself has many attractions, it is close to other great areas, too. In addition to Newport, Bristol is a short drive (or bike ride) from Providence. And just up the road is quirky Warren, a burgeoning art colony. Southeast of Bristol is bucolic Little Compton, a town of stone walls and farmstands. In short, the Bristol area has a little bit of everything. This little Rhode Island town is surely worth checking out.

FAST FACTS FOR BRISTOL, RHODE ISLAND:

THINGS TO SEE AND DO AROUND BRISTOL:


Resource Listings:
• Read about Leo's Pizzeria and Deli, a top Italian restaurant in Bristol, RI that is featured on Boston's Hidden Restaurants, a Boston restaurant guide.
• Click here for information on Bed and Breakfasts in Bristol.

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