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Old 10-29-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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My favorite thing to do when traveling is just to walk around little towns and see what the hell I find. What are some cool, nice little towns I can just wander around when I am in RI? Also at least a couple coastal towns with some nice little boardwalks and salt water taffy shops? Thanks guys!
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Newport (definitely), Jamestown, Bristol, and Wickford all come to mind. I don't think any of them have boardwalks, though...
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Many of the Newport "touristy" shops will have closed for the season.. I second Wickford, and Main St. East Greenwich has some nice little shops.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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is the salt water taffy shop in Galilee still open ?
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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The Fantastic Umbrella Factory in Charlestown is a neat place that should still be open for the season. However, there's not much else in Charlestown...
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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My favorite thing to do when traveling is just to walk around little towns and see what the hell I find. What are some cool, nice little towns I can just wander around when I am in RI? Also at least a couple coastal towns with some nice little boardwalks and salt water taffy shops? Thanks guys!
Go check out Water Street in Warren and the Downtown area if you find time.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:25 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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The shops in Galilee generally close right after Labor Day but frequently are open during good weather on weekends for a few weeks. Whether the taffy shop will be open this week is a good guess.

I'm from NJ, but lived in RI for nearly 30 years. I tried finding a boardwalk anywhere in the RI/CT/Ma area and there isn't one like what NJ had all my life until Superstorm Sandy destroyed a few and then was helped by a nasty fire.

Wickford has a wonderful downtown area great for walking. If you want to be near the beaches, head to Narragansett or even Westerly.
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