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Bristol and Warren

Thames Waterside Bar and Grill, Thames St., Bristol, R.I.
Flags overlooking Bristol Harbor at Firefighters Memorial Park, Thames St., Bristol, R.I.
Jesse James Antiques, State St., Bristol, R.I.

Bristol is overflowing with patriotic feeling as evidenced in the red, white and blue lines down the center of Hope St. Their 4th of July parade is the oldest in America being the first town to celebrate Independence Day in 1775. The town shops offer antiques, home decor, artwork, and women's clothing. (Read More)


Wedding planning couples can find jewelers, photographers, venues, and a bakery. The East Bay Bike Path draws cyclists, and Bristol Harbor brings in kayakers, sailors and boaters. You can find both electric and non-electric bike rentals in town. Museums, historic houses, and a self-guided walking tour immerse the visitor in 17th and 18th century life. Nearby Warren is an eclectic mix of antique shops, art galleries and a large gift shop. Being on the water, both towns have many waterview restaurants including seafood, tavern style, French, Italian, Mexican and contemporary menus. Lower key than Newport, Bristol and Warren offer a small town atmosphere with shopping and eating choices boasting bay views. (Less)


Bristol and Warren, Rhode Island

Bristol is overflowing with patriotic feeling as evidenced in the red, white and blue lines down the center of Hope St. Their 4th of July parade is the oldest in America being the first town to celebrate Independence Day in 1775. The town shops offer antiques, home decor, artwork, and women's clothing. Wedding planners can find jewelers, photographers, venues, and a bakery. The East Bay Bike Path draws cyclists, and Bristol Harbor brings in kayakers, sailors and boaters. You can find both electric and non-electric bike rentals in town. Museums, historic houses, and a self-guided walking tour immerse the visitor in 17th and 18th century life. Nearby Warren is an eclectic mix of antique shops, art galleries and a large gift shop. Being on the water, both towns have many waterview restaurants including seafood, tavern style, French, Italian, Mexican and contemporary menus. Lower key than Newport, Bristol and Warren offer a small town atmosphere with shopping and eating choices boasting bay views.

Shops
Bristol Shops
A Jour Jewelry - MOVED 1 mile from downtown; unique jewelry designs; rings, pendants, earrings; custom jewelry; 325 Metacom Ave., Bristol 401-254-2565WEBSITE
Bead House - CLOSED; bead shop; jewelry; 11 Constitution St., Bristol 401-253-1188WEBSITE
Cake Gallery - cakes, pastries, pies; gluten-free items; custom wedding & occasion cakes; limited seating; 555 Hope St., Bristol 401-254-1911WEBSITE
Caron Jewelers - full service long time family jewelry store; unique designs, gemstones, pearls, precious metals, engagement and wedding jewelry, watch and jewelry repair; 473 Hope St., Bristol 401-253-9460WEBSITE
Constitution Braided Rugs - factory store for braided rugs; many colors; call for appointment, ring bell; 125 Thames St., Bristol 401-253-3409WEBSITE
Gorman Clocks - elegant clocks, unique gifts, sundials, door knockers, signs; new and antique items; clock repair and restoration; 499 Hope St., Bristol 401-835-5119WEBSITE
Green River Silver - sterling silver artisan made imported jewelry; 297 Hope St., Bristol 401-253-5005WEBSITE
Harbor Bath and Body - CLOSED; bath and body products, accessories and jewelry; 251 Thames St., Bristol 401-396-9170WEBSITE
Jackie's Loft Boutique - women's clothing boutique; 448 Thames St., Bristol 401-254-4251WEBSITE
Just Ducky - children's consignment clothing; brand names; 34B Gooding Ave., Bristol 401-253-6335WEBSITE
Kate & Co. - home decor items, glassware, bath and body products; nautical themes; 301 Hope St., Bristol 401-253-3117WEBSITE
Linden Place Museum - historic nineteenth century mansion & gardens; seasonal guided and self-guided tours, museum store; 500 Hope St., Bristol 401-253-0390WEBSITE
Luna Sea - gifts, crafts, baby products, greeting cards, natural oils; 259 Thames St., Bristol 401-256-0485WEBSITE
Magick Mirror Gift Shop - CLOSED; gifts, books, tarot readings; 17 State St., Bristol 401-254-2200WEBSITE
Oliveira Textiles - home decor items, fabrics, custom orders, unique designs; 220 High St., Bristol 401-396-9194WEBSITE
Paper Packaging & Panache - stationery, gifts, souvenirs; 418 Hope St., Bristol 401-253-2273WEBSITE
Roxie's Upscale Consignment Shop - consignment clothing; Little Roxie's next door has children's resale clothing; limited hours; 75 Church St., Bristol 401-253-4020WEBSITE
Sand Dollar - gift shop; nautically themed items; jewelry, home decor, unique items; 54 State St., Bristol 803-487-2628WEBSITE
Sea Rose Cottage/Studio - sells decorative paint by Annie Sloan, plus waxes, supplies; hours vary; 21 Constitution St., Bristol 401-254-1166WEBSITE
Sea Star Treasures - local artists' work on display; themes include mermaids, shells, dolphins, sea glass; 39 State St., Bristol 401-714-8806WEBSITE
Second Helpings - furniture and home decor consignment shop; 32 Gooding Ave., Bristol 401-396-9600WEBSITE
Sue Casa - high end designer home decor and furniture; check hours; 39 State St., Bristol 401-396-9904WEBSITE
Therapy Boutique - women's clothing boutique; accessories; located inside New Leaf Hair Studio; also, online store; 18 State St., Bristol 401-254-9333WEBSITE
Thirds Clothing Consignment Shop - consignment clothing next to Second Helpings; 34 Gooding Ave., Bristol 401-253-1920WEBSITE
Antiques
Epilogues - antiques, art work, home decor; 278 Hope St., Bristol 401-254-8958WEBSITE
Grasmere - antiques, vintage items, crafts, jewelry, pottery, unique decor; 6 Franklin St., Bristol 401-247-2789WEBSITE
Jesse James Antiques & Chair Caning - European antiques from seventeenth to nineteenth century; furniture, tea sets, china; 44 State St., Bristol 401-253-2240WEBSITE
Meeting House - varied collection of antiques; 47 Water St., Warren 401-247-7043WEBSITE
Robin Jenkins Antiques - CLOSED; now Epilogues; art, and antiques, home decor; 278 Hope St., Bristol 401-254-8958WEBSITE
Warren Exchange - coins, jewelry, antiques bought and sold; free appraisals; 175 Main St., Warren 401-245-5001WEBSITE
Water Street Antiques - home furnishings, art; 15 Church St., Warren 401-245-6440WEBSITE
Waterhouse Antiques - antique furnishings, art; 845 Main St., Warren 401-245-0142WEBSITE
Galleries
30 Cutler Street Gallery - home to many artists; open to the public; 220-230 Cutler St., Warren 401-247-9204WEBSITE
Bristol Art Museum - exhibitions, events; limited hours; Hope and Wardwell Streets, Bristol 401-253-2250WEBSITE
Don's Art Shop - art supplies, gallery; 543 Main St., Warren 401-245-4583WEBSITE
Imago Foundation for the Arts - gallery, exhibitions, events; 36 Market St., Warren 401-245-3348WEBSITE
Mint Gallery - gallery of art work and fine crafts made by local and international artists; also, events, and an online store; 423 Hope St., Bristol 401-371-6468WEBSITE
Mosaic Arts Gallery - colorful mosaics, many subjects; open limited hours or by appointment; 60 1/2 Oliver St., Bristol 401-569-8964WEBSITE
Paint Studio Gallery - open by appointment; located on Thames St.; Thames St., Bristol 401-835-2996WEBSITE
Top Drawer at the Brass - gallery, exhibitions, classes, events; 16 Cutler St., Warren 401-289-2894WEBSITE
Warren Shops
Alfred's Consignments - furniture, art, tableware, decorations; 840 Main St., Warren 401-245-3101WEBSITE
Antique & Decorating Wherehouse - CLOSED; home furnishings, furniture; interior design services; 160 Water St., Warren 401-245-2483WEBSITE
Blue Suede - CLOSED; leather boots and handbags, jewelry, accessories; 91C Main St., Warren 401-337-5877WEBSITE
Gob Shop - sporting goods, apparel, custom orders for groups; 465 Main St., Warren 401-245-4800WEBSITE
Imagine Gift Store - three floors of New England gifts & more; ice cream parlor, candy shop; 5 Miller St., Warren 401-245-4235WEBSITE
In Your Ear Records - new and used records and cd's; 462 Main St., Warren 401-245-9840WEBSITE
Luca Boutique - infant and young children's designer clothing consignment; also, maternity clothing; 193 Water St., Warren 401-289-2251WEBSITE

Shopping Info - explorebristolri.com; list of shops in Bristol with mapWEBSITE

General Information
Bristol Visitor Center - brochures, restroom, parking information, maps, tickets, general travel assistance; 400 Hope St., Bristol 401-410-0040WEBSITE
Bristol Visitor Info - explorebristolri.com; list of shops in Bristol with map; events, places to stay, dining, marine services, general infoWEBSITE
General Rhode Island Info - visitrhodeisland.com; vacation guide, planning information, activities, dining, mapsWEBSITE
General town info - bristolri.us; town websiteWEBSITE
Newport Website - discovernewport.com; lots of information and pictures about Newport and surrounding townsWEBSITE
Town Visitor Info - discoverbristol.com; attractions, accommodations, map, dining, eventsWEBSITE

Restaurants
Aidan's Irish Pub - extensive food & beer menus; entrees, sandwiches, salads, entertainment schedule; 5 John St., Bristol 401-254-1940WEBSITE
Angelina's - coffee, desserts; art on display; 301 Hope St., Bristol 401-396-5592WEBSITE
Beach House - waterfront lunch and dinner restaurant on East Bay Bike Path; walk to downtown Bristol; seafood, pasta, flatbreads, salads; 805 Hope St., Bristol 401-253-1566WEBSITE
Beehive Cafe - breakfast, lunch restaurant serving locally sourced high quality foods; sandwiches, salads, soups, breakfast entrees; Thurs.-Sat. dinner menu; 10 Franklin St., Bristol 401-396-9994WEBSITE
Blount Clam Shack on the Waterfront - seasonal counter serving outdoor clam shack serving lobster, lobster rolls, clam cakes, chowder; outdoor seating; call to check if bad weather; 335 Water St., Warren 401-245-3210WEBSITE
Bristol Bagel Works - bagel shop; soups, sandwiches, pastries; seating; 420 Hope St., Bristol 401-254-1390WEBSITE
Bristol House of Pizza - pizza, calzones, grinders, salads, pasta; 55 State St., Bristol 401-253-2550WEBSITE
Cake Gallery - cakes, pastries, pies; gluten-free items; custom wedding & occasion cakes; limited seating; 555 Hope St., Bristol 401-254-1911WEBSITE
Casual Inn Restaurant - family owned dinner restaurant; seafood, steak, chicken entrees; Portuguese and Italian inspired choices; 170 Franklin St., Bristol 401-253-0204WEBSITE
Christian's - CLOSED; wood fired grill serving dinner; pizzas, burgers, seafood, pasta, steaks; 382 Thames St., Bristol 401-396-9811WEBSITE
Daily Scoop - ice cream and frozen yogurt shop; also, sorbet, sherbert; 446B Thames St., Bristol 401-254-2223WEBSITE
DeWolf Tavern - breakfast, lunch, dinner; waterfront deck; 259 Thames St., Bristol 401-254-2005WEBSITE
Gray's Ice Cream - seasonal location for Gray's Ice Cream of Tiverton; Grays on the Dock is located on the waterfront in downtown Bristol; 259 Thames St., Bristol 401-624-4500WEBSITE
Hope Diner - breakfast and lunch diner; 742 Hope St., Bristol 401-253-1759WEBSITE
Judge Roy Bean Saloon - tavern serving dinner nightly plus lunch on weekends; salads, entrees, burgers; scheduled live music; 1 State St., Bristol 401-253-7400WEBSITE
Le Central - French dishes, seafood soups & entrees; lunch, dinner, brunch menus; 483 Hope St., Bristol 401-396-9965WEBSITE
Leo's Ristorante - Italian and American entrees; also, white and classic pizzas; lunch and dinner menu; 365 Hope St., Bristol 401-253-9300WEBSITE
Lobster Pot - harborside seafood restaurant serving lobster, raw bar, quahog chowder, salads, sandwiches, pasta, steak, burgers; lunch and dinner menus; 119 Hope St. 401-253-9100WEBSITE
Nacho Mamma's - casual counter serve Mexican restaurant; also, burger and pizza special; limited seating; takeout; catering; 76 State St., Bristol 401-396-9858WEBSITE
Narragansett Provision Co. - breakfast, lunch, coffee; 259 Thames St. Landing, Bristol 401-253-4700WEBSITE
Papa Joe's Wrap Shack - wide variety of wraps, plus specialty pizzas; 567 Hope St., Bristol 401-253-9911WEBSITE
Persimmon Bristol - MOVED TO East Side of Providence; fine dining; 31 State St., Bristol WEBSITE
Quito's Restaurant & Bar - seafood restaurant on waterfront; 411 Thames St., Bristol 401-253-4500WEBSITE
Redlefsen's Restaurant - CLOSED; European and seafood dishes, German specialties, Octoberfest events; 444 Thames St., Bristol 401-254-1188WEBSITE
Roberto's Ristorante - Italian style; dinner menu; 450 Hope St., Bristol 401-254-9732WEBSITE
SS Dion Restaurant - harbor side seafood restaurant serving lunch and dinner; seasonal outdoor seating, gluten free options, kids menu; 520 Thames St., Bristol 401-253-2884WEBSITE
Sip-N-Dip - coffee, donuts and ice cream near Independence Park and the East Bay Bike Path; 775 Hope St., Bristol 401-253-7970WEBSITE
Statesman Tavern - locally sourced creative menu in American tavern atmosphere; 31 State St., Bristol 401-396-5115WEBSITE
Sunset Cafe - family owned breakfast and lunch restaurant; 499 Hope St., Bristol 401-253-1910WEBSITE
Thames Waterside Bar & Grill - waterfront location; seasonal service on deck; weekend entertainment; 251 Thames St., Bristol 401-253-4523WEBSITE
Wood Street Pizza and Bakery - pizza, hot dogs, bakery; 366 Wood St., Bristol 401-254-0852WEBSITE

Dining Overview - discovernewport.org; restaurant listings for Newport and surrounding townsWEBSITE
List of Restaurants - explorebristolri.com; dining information; restaurant descriptions with mapWEBSITE

Accommodations
Bradford-Dimond-Norris House - historic eighteenth century house in downtown; 474 Hope St., Bristol 401-253-6338WEBSITE
Bristol Guest Suites - three units in town: Garden Loft, Sailor's Loft, Harbor Loft; 620 and 649 Hope St., 9 Church St., Bristol 401-253-7412WEBSITE
Bristol Harbor Inn - waterfront boutique hotel, some rooms w/fireplace, waterviews; also, apartments, penthouses; 259 Thames St., Bristol 401-254-1444WEBSITE
Bristol House Bed & Breakfast - located 1.5 miles to downtown, cape cod style B&B w/3 rooms; breakfast; 14 Aaron Ave., Bristol 401-396-9066WEBSITE
Bristol Sails Cottage - weekly cottage style 2 bed/1 bath rental overlooking bay on small private beach; weekends rates; Bristol 508-865-7838WEBSITE
Courtyard by Marriott Middletown - Wi-Fi, on-site dining; 12 miles from Bristol; 9 Commerce Dr., Middletown 401-849-8000WEBSITE
Escobar's Farmhouse Inn - located ; 6 miles from Bristol; 2072 East Main Rd., Portsmouth 401-835-8813WEBSITE
Governor Bradford House at Mt. Hope Farm - 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol 401-254-9300WEBSITE
Hampton Inn & Suites Middletown - complimentary hot buffet brkfst., Wi-Fi, indoor pool; 317 W. Main Rd., Middletown 401-848-6555WEBSITE
Holiday Inn Express Middletown - buffet breakfast, indoor pool, Wi-Fi; 12 miles from Bristol; 855 W. Main Rd., Middletown 401-848-7128WEBSITE
Howard Johnson Inn Middletown - pool, Wi-Fi, pet-friendly, next door to Applebee's;12 miles from Bristol; 351 W. Main Rd., Middletown 401-849-2000WEBSITE
Point Pleasant Inn - waterfront resort, European style, outdoor pool, short drive to downtown; 333 Poppasquash Rd., Bristol 401-253-0627WEBSITE
Residence Inn by Marriott Middletown - complimentary hot buffet brkfst., Wi-Fi; 12 miles from Bristol; 325 W. Main Rd., Middletown 401-845-2005WEBSITE
Roger Williams University Conf. Ctr. Bay Pt. Inn - university housing available in summer only; 4 miles from Bristol; 144 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth 401-683-3600WEBSITE
Shamrock Farm Inn - CLOSED; romantic country inn; garden & pond; rooms w/jacuzzi & fireplace; last minute rates; 10 mi. from Bristol; 465 Union St., Bristol 401-851-1240WEBSITE
The Gardener's Apartment - five room furnished apartment in downtown; sleeps 4; includes parking; 49 Oliver St., Bristol 401-253-9131WEBSITE
Walker's Landing - four bedroom rental or b&b overlooking Walker's Cove; short walk to town; 20 Hope St., Bristol 401-396-9505WEBSITE
William's Grant Inn - historic federal style colonial, full breakfast, fireplaces, short walk to shops; 154 High St., Bristol 401-253-4222WEBSITE

Last Minute Deals - discovernewport.org; last minute deals for accommodations in area townsWEBSITE
Lodging Information - discovernewport.org; Bristol and other area towns info from discovernewport.orgWEBSITE

Events, Activities, Attractions
2nd Story Theater - CLOSED; performances at the Bristol Statehouse; 240 High St., Bristol 401-247-4200WEBSITE
Audubon Society of R.I. Environmntl. Edu. Ctr. - natural history museum & aquarium, walking trails, boardwalk overlooking bay; 1401 Hope St., Bristol 401-245-7500WEBSITE
Blithewold Mansion, Garden & Arboretum - historic property w/ bay view gardens; events; April tea, Christmas; gift shop; 101 Ferry Rd., Rt.114, Bristol 401-253-2707WEBSITE
Boating in Bristol - CLOSED at this location; kayak and bicycle rentals; 251 Thames St., Bristol 401-312-3899WEBSITE
Bristol Art Museum - exhibitions, events; limited hours; Hope and Wardwell Streets, Bristol 401-253-2250WEBSITE
Bristol Bikes - bike sales and rentals; electric and non-electric bikes; bike conversions to electric; located downtown near East Bay Bike Path; 267 Thames St., Bristol 401-675-2000WEBSITE
Bristol Historical & Preservation Society - museum in 1828 jail; seasonal walking tour with costumed guide; house tour Sep. 2019; ck hours; 48 Court St., Bristol 401-253-7223WEBSITE
Bristol Marine - boating information; marina services; 99 Poppasquash Rd., Bristol 401-253-2200WEBSITE
Bristol Town Beach and Sports Complex - pebbly town beach, seasonal lifeguards and concessions, playground; 50 Asylum Rd., Bristol 401-253-1611WEBSITE
Bristol Town Common - playground, gazebo for Concerts on Common; music series; carnival during the 4th of July Festival; State St./Wood St. WEBSITE
Coggeshall Farm Museum - reproduction of a late ; 1800's farm w/costumed interpreters; events, heirloom garden w/sees for purchase; 1 Colt Dr., Bristol 401-253-9062WEBSITE
Green Animals Topiary Garden - topiary garden overlooking Narragansett Bay; open seasonally; 380 Cory's Lane, Portsmouth 401-683-1267WEBSITE
Greenvale Vineyards - tours, tastings, ck website for schedule, Jazz Saturday's May thru Nov. sound on! ; 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth 401-847-3777WEBSITE
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame - exhibits, regattas, educational programs, sailing school, museum shop; 1 Burnside St., Bristol 401-253-5000WEBSITE
Imagine Gift Store - three floors of New England gifts & more; ice cream parlor, candy shop; 5 Miller St., Warren 401-245-4235WEBSITE
Independence Park - picturesque park located on Bristol Harbor in downtown Bristol; boat ramps, restrooms; end of East Bay bike path; Thames St./Franklin St. WEBSITE
Linden Place Museum - historic nineteenth century mansion & gardens; seasonal guided and self-guided tours, museum store; 500 Hope St., Bristol 401-253-0390WEBSITE
Mount Hope Farm - historic preserved farm & grounds on Mt. Hope Bay; events, farmers market, Governor Bradford Inn onsite; 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol 401-254-9300WEBSITE
Prudence Island Ferry - small ferry from downtown Bristol to Prudence Island; low cost way to see Bristol Harbor; bicycles, passengers, cars; need reservations for cars; Church St. Wharf/Thames St. 401-253-9808WEBSITE
Roger Williams University - liberal arts university located in Bristol on Mt. Hope Bay; 1 Old Ferry Rd., Bristol 401-253-1040WEBSITE
Roger Williams University Theatre - university students perform; summer schedule plus year round; 1 Old Ferry Rd., Bristol 401-254-3666WEBSITE
Sakonnet Vineyards - tours, wine tasting, open year round, summer lawn concerts; 170 West Main Rd., Little Compton 401-635-8486WEBSITE
Westport Rivers - tours, tastings, summer music series, art gallery, ck schedule; 417 Hix Bridge Rd., Westport, Massachusetts 508-636-3423WEBSITE
Art Night Gallery and Open Studios Tours - free trolley ride to visit open studios at art galleries in Bristol and Warren on last Thursday night of month May-August; check scheduleWEBSITE
Bristol Ferry Lighthouse - information about the lighthouse at the foot of Mt. Hope Bridge; not open to publicWEBSITE
Bristol Independent Galleries - galleries promoting art in the East Bay area; occasional events such as Arts & Antiques Saturday'sWEBSITE
Bristol Self-Guided Walking Tour - explorebristolri.com; list of 22 historical points; pick up brochure w/map at the Town Visitor CenterWEBSITE
Coastal Wine Trail of Southeastern New England - map and directions to 9 vineyards along the New England coast; overview of each; eventsWEBSITE
East Bay Bike Path - 14.5 mile bike path ending at Independence Park in downtown BristolWEBSITE
Fourth of July in Bristol - oldest annual celebration in nation; 3 weeks of celebrations starting Flag Day, June 14thWEBSITE
List of Boat Charters and Tours - discovernewport.org; list of Rhode Island boat tours, rentals; including Newport, Portsmouth, Bristol; ferry infoWEBSITE
Overview Bristol Harbor - general information about Bristol Harbor, anchorage and dockageWEBSITE
Parks, Beaches and Boat Launches - many parks, playgrounds, boat ramps throughout town; overview by Parks & Rec. Dept.WEBSITE
Quahog Festival and Art Festival in Warren - annual quahog seafood festival and art festival with live music in Burr's Hill Park, Warren, third full weekend in JulyWEBSITE
Wedding Planning in Bristol - explorebristolri.com; list of resources for your wedding; receptions, florists, cateringWEBSITE

Kids
2nd Story Theater - CLOSED; performances at the Bristol Statehouse; 240 High St., Bristol 401-247-4200WEBSITE
Audubon Society of R.I. Environmntl. Edu. Ctr. - natural history museum & aquarium, walking trails, boardwalk overlooking bay; 1401 Hope St., Bristol 401-245-7500WEBSITE
Blithewold Mansion, Garden & Arboretum - historic property w/ bay view gardens; events; April tea, Christmas; gift shop; 101 Ferry Rd., Rt.114, Bristol 401-253-2707WEBSITE
Boating in Bristol - CLOSED at this location; kayak and bicycle rentals; 251 Thames St., Bristol 401-312-3899WEBSITE
Bristol Art Museum - exhibitions, events; limited hours; Hope and Wardwell Streets, Bristol 401-253-2250WEBSITE
Bristol Bikes - bike sales and rentals; electric and non-electric bikes; bike conversions to electric; located downtown near East Bay Bike Path; 267 Thames St., Bristol 401-675-2000WEBSITE
Bristol Historical & Preservation Society - museum in 1828 jail; seasonal walking tour with costumed guide; house tour Sep. 2019; ck hours; 48 Court St., Bristol 401-253-7223WEBSITE
Bristol Marine - boating information; marina services; 99 Poppasquash Rd., Bristol 401-253-2200WEBSITE
Bristol Town Beach and Sports Complex - pebbly town beach, seasonal lifeguards and concessions, playground; 50 Asylum Rd., Bristol 401-253-1611WEBSITE
Bristol Town Common - playground, gazebo for Concerts on Common; music series; carnival during the 4th of July Festival; State St./Wood St. WEBSITE
Coggeshall Farm Museum - reproduction of a late ; 1800's farm w/costumed interpreters; events, heirloom garden w/sees for purchase; 1 Colt Dr., Bristol 401-253-9062WEBSITE
Green Animals Topiary Garden - topiary garden overlooking Narragansett Bay; open seasonally; 380 Cory's Lane, Portsmouth 401-683-1267WEBSITE
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame - exhibits, regattas, educational programs, sailing school, museum shop; 1 Burnside St., Bristol 401-253-5000WEBSITE
Imagine Gift Store - three floors of New England gifts & more; ice cream parlor, candy shop; 5 Miller St., Warren 401-245-4235WEBSITE
Independence Park - picturesque park located on Bristol Harbor in downtown Bristol; boat ramps, restrooms; end of East Bay bike path; Thames St./Franklin St. WEBSITE
Linden Place Museum - historic nineteenth century mansion & gardens; seasonal guided and self-guided tours, museum store; 500 Hope St., Bristol 401-253-0390WEBSITE
Mount Hope Farm - historic preserved farm & grounds on Mt. Hope Bay; events, farmers market, Governor Bradford Inn onsite; 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol 401-254-9300WEBSITE
Prudence Island Ferry - small ferry from downtown Bristol to Prudence Island; low cost way to see Bristol Harbor; bicycles, passengers, cars; need reservations for cars; Church St. Wharf/Thames St. 401-253-9808WEBSITE
Roger Williams University - liberal arts university located in Bristol on Mt. Hope Bay; 1 Old Ferry Rd., Bristol 401-253-1040WEBSITE
Roger Williams University Theatre - university students perform; summer schedule plus year round; 1 Old Ferry Rd., Bristol 401-254-3666WEBSITE
Bristol Ferry Lighthouse - information about the lighthouse at the foot of Mt. Hope Bridge; not open to publicWEBSITE
Bristol Self-Guided Walking Tour - explorebristolri.com; list of 22 historical points; pick up brochure w/map at the Town Visitor CenterWEBSITE
Bristol Theatre Company - Summer Theatre Group; children's performances; 401-480-2061WEBSITE
East Bay Bike Path - 14.5 mile bike path ending at Independence Park in downtown BristolWEBSITE
Fourth of July in Bristol - oldest annual celebration in nation; 3 weeks of celebrations starting Flag Day, June 14thWEBSITE
List of Boat Charters and Tours - discovernewport.org; list of Rhode Island boat tours, rentals; including Newport, Portsmouth, Bristol; ferry infoWEBSITE
Overview Bristol Harbor - general information about Bristol Harbor, anchorage and dockageWEBSITE
Parks, Beaches and Boat Launches - many parks, playgrounds, boat ramps throughout town; overview by Parks & Rec. Dept.WEBSITE
Quahog Festival and Art Festival in Warren - annual quahog seafood festival and art festival with live music in Burr's Hill Park, Warren, third full weekend in JulyWEBSITE



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Green River Silver, Hope St., Bristol, R.I.
Green River Silver, Hope St., Bristol, R.I.

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Jackie's Loft Boutique, Thames St., Bristol, R.I.
Jackie's Loft Boutique, Thames St., Bristol, R.I.

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Paper, Packaging and Panache, Hope St., Bristol, R.I.
Paper, Packaging and Panache, Hope St., Bristol, R.I.

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Independence Park, Thames St.,  Bristol, R.I.
Independence Park, Thames St., Bristol, R.I.

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The Cake Gallery, Hope St., Bristol, R.I.
The Cake Gallery, Hope St., Bristol, R.I.

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Sea Star, State St., Bristol, R.I.
Sea Star, State St., Bristol, R.I.

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Soliders and Sailors Monument, Burnside Building, Hope St., Bristol, R.I.
Soliders and Sailors Monument, Burnside Building, Hope St., Bristol, R.I.

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Le Central Restaurant, Hope St., Bristol, R.I.
Le Central Restaurant, Hope St., Bristol, R.I.

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Linden Place Mansion, Sculpture Gardens and Ballroom, and Gift Shop, Hope St., Bristol, R.I.
Linden Place Mansion, Sculpture Gardens and Ballroom, and Gift Shop, Hope St., Bristol, R.I.

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Lobster Pot, Hope St., Bristol, R.I.
Lobster Pot, Hope St., Bristol, R.I.

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Hope Street, Bristol, R.I.
Hope Street, Bristol, R.I.
Bradford Dimond Norris House Bed and Breakfast, Hope St., Bristol, R.I.
Bradford Dimond Norris House Bed and Breakfast, Hope St., Bristol, R.I.

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Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, Rt. 114, Bristol, R.I.
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, Rt. 114, Bristol, R.I.

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Imagine Gift Store, Miller St., off Main St., downtown Warren, R.I.
Imagine Gift Store, Miller St., off Main St., downtown Warren, R.I.

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Luca Boutique, Children's and Maternity Resale, Water St., Warren, R.I.
Luca Boutique, Children's and Maternity Resale, Water St., Warren, R.I.

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Gob Shop, Main St., downtown Warren, R.I.
Gob Shop, Main St., downtown Warren, R.I.

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