Charlestown is a popular place to head to while you are exploring South County as some of the city’s most popular attractions are within easy driving distance. Two destinations that should be on every visitor’s list is the fabulous Scarborough Beach and the much-loved Narragansett Beach. And if your schedule allows, be sure to visit Mansion Beach and Stonington Vineyard.
To better understand South County, take a trip to one of its many cultural destinations. Find the treasures kept in some of the exhibit spaces such as the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in Ledyard Center, the Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic and the Block Island Historical Society Museum in Block Island.
For those looking to spend quality time with the kids, make a bee-line for the children’s attractions. If you enjoy creatures of all kinds try to put the Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration in Mystic on your trip list.
If the sun is out, follow the lead of the locals who know the area best and make the most of the local natural destinations. On a sunny day, visit Nichols Park in Block Island, one of the places where families can breathe in the fresh air.
Take time out from the sights and indulge in a game of golf at the Newport Country Club in Newport.
Get familiar with the local fashion and spoil yourself with a new wardrobe in a few of the nearby malls and markets such as the Olde Mistick Village in Mystic.
After a long day seeing the sights around Charlestown, get a good nights sleep in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep check out the amenities at the Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, the Bellissimo Grande Hotel, North Stonington, and the Hyatt Place Mystic.