Charlestown, Rhode Island, is full of outstanding outdoor activities, and once it's time to stop for a meal, you'll find plenty of great options throughout the town.
Aunt Carrie's seafood shack has operated from the same location since 1920 and is home to the world's first clamcake. The original recipe is used today, making this Rhode Island institution worth a visit.
For a place that is quiet and away from the crowds, yet has a couple of great beaches and other amenities, Groton Long Point is worth a day trip during the summer months.
Narragansett is full of great beaches and plenty of activities for the whole family. At the end of the long day at the beach, cooling off with an ice cream cone is always a great idea, and, luckily, the town has plenty of parlors to accommodate you.
We are seeing craft beer become more popular all over the country as consumers are becoming more likely to try new things. South County is no different, as the expanding market has opened up the door for local entrepreneurs to open small brewery throughout the region.
As the craft beer industry grows even further, keep your eyes open for new breweries popping up all over Rhode Island's coastline and beyond.
Visiting these restaurants means doing something a little extra for the environment and your own health. Eating whole foods is important because processed items have additives that aren't good for you, while organic foods are free from cancer-causing pesticides.
It's hard to find healthy, sustainable food when eating out, so it's nice to see that these establishments in South County are doing their part and making it slightly more manageable.
Obviously, you can find coffee pretty much anywhere in South County, but these are locally-owned and operated shops that take their coffee production seriously. Stopping by any of these stores on the way to work or school promotes local business development while allowing you to try some of the best brews in the area.
Noank is a village in the town of Groton with a population of about 1,700 people. You wouldn't expect to find much to do in a place this small, but you'd be wrong. You see, Noank is located right the mouth of the Mystic River, a vital waterway in this region, and this means there's plenty of activity in the area.
The craft beer scene in New London County has never been better, as there are breweries in many towns, giving beer-lovers a wide selection of suds from which to choose. If you’re looking to try something local this weekend, stop by one of the following locations to have a pint or fill your growler to take home.
A quick online search of pizza restaurants in this area will bring you dozens of results. As you read, you’ll see pizzerias, Italian restaurants, and diners, all claiming to make some of southeastern Connecticut’s best pies.
But, which restaurants do locals like the most?
After a long day at work, there's nothing better than stopping for a pint, a quick bite, or even a full meal at a local watering hole on your way home. Luckily, Narragansett has several great places to check out, many of which will be close by if you live in the town.
South County has an outstanding dining scene, with restaurants serving food from all over the globe. On any given day, you can enjoy Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, American, or seafood dishes from some of Rhode Island’s best chefs, and all within a short drive of the area’s top attractions.
But where can you find the region's best Irish cuisine?
The Mystic Pizza restaurant has been a part of Mystic, CT since 1973. Amy Jones, a screenwriter who owned a summer home in the area, walked through its doors and fell in love with the pizzeria, eventually using it as inspiration for her film and the rest, as they say, is history.
You don't have to cook on Christmas eve. South County is full of small towns and enjoys a more relaxed way of life than nearby Providence and Warwick Restaurant choices are limited on Christmas Eve, but, there are a few open through dinner time should you find yourself looking for a meal.
South County gets into the holiday spirit once December rolls around and no venue has as much going on throughout the month as the Ocean House in Watch Hill. From Thanksgiving Day through New Year's Eve, the Ocean House hosts Seasons By The Sea, an annual celebration that brings events for the entire family to the venue every week.
Several times each week all summer long, you'll have the chance to head to Ocean House Beach or the Weekapaug Inn to enjoy a meal and some entertainment well into the night. Some nights these venues hold a BBQ, other times it is a lobster boil or a clam bake, and in some cases, pizza is served, but the end result is always a great time.
The west of Mystic is part of the town of Groton, while the east side is part of Stonington. No matter which side of the river you decide to explore in search of dining options, you're sure to come across something outstanding. There's nowhere else in this region that gives you access to such a high density of incredible eateries.