Contributed by jvhen2001, an ePodunk user.
April 19, 2007
Pluses: There's something to do year-round, for the family or just the adults. From music to fresh catch, festivals take over the town! Numerous movies and documentaries have been filmed in town, maybe you'll catch a star or two! There are several places to relax & unwind.
Minuses: The traffic is horendous! From April through November you're backed up, sometimes for as long as half an hour. As a resident, I cannot get our children to baseball practice during the summer! Another minus you don't see as a tourist is the ghetto element. Newport is home to many subsidized housing complexes and the tenants that come with them. Parks are overrun with obnoxious, unsupervised children, and on occasion adults reeking of alcohol and intimidating the children you've brought to play.
A good place to... Eat - bar & grill setting, freshest seafood & famous New England clam chowda, al fresco, and local winery.
Shop - local handmades, nautical gear, quirky treats, famous maker clothing.
Relax - a book in the common, picnic on the cliffwalk, stroll downtown, ice cream on the wharf, sunbathe at the beach.
www.gonewport.com says it all!