SoNew' tourism effort highlights Mass., RI, Conn.
(The Gazette, Nov. 7, 2013)
Greater Mystic can be greater (The Day - CT,
Oct. 6, 2013)
2014 Tourism Season Annual Kick-off Event
Saturday, May 3
SoNew Discovery Tours
More tours, details and
purchase info will be added as itineraries become finalized
scheduled to begin in January
Re-discover Rhode Island’s North Country
winding country roads and unspoiled scenic vistas
abound in Rhode Island’s North Country. A
whole new world is ready to rediscover! Visit
creatively re-purposed historic landmarks and
discover eclectic, one-of-a-kind products crafted by
local artisans. Stroll the Riverwalk and relax by
the Falls, and browse an award winning Farmer’s
Market. Join us on a visit to Rhode Island’s North
Country – it’s ripe for re-discovery!
Myths and Mysteries
and author Tom D'Agostino leads the way through some
of our greatest myths and mysteries, including a
visit to the only site where a ghost is actually
included in the Census! Tom has been investigating
and writing about the paranormal in Southern New
England for decades, and weaves enthralling tales
around fact and lore. During this completely
narrated, guided tour, important, infamous and
legendary figures will be featured, and mysterious
occurrences will be examined.
Where New England Comes Together
What do you find at
the Intersection of the Oldest and the Newest?
For starters, historic homes dating to the Salem
witch trials – and the Space Age McAuliffe Center;
The oldest continually operating inn in America –
and the most advanced technologies; the oldest
species of native plants – and the latest designer
fashions; plus thousands of acres of preserved land
– and the most modern performance facilities. Add
luxurious spas and New England's largest enclosed
Mall, and you’ll agree . . .
MetroWest has more to
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Kayaks on the Blackstone!
half-day kayaking excursion is ideal for beginners
and recreational enthusiasts, yet features enough
small (avoidable!) rapids and points of interest to
satisfy the most experienced of paddlers. It’s a
great way to introduce a friend to the sport. Expert
instructors manage the run, put-in to take-out.
Basic skills, orientation, safety instruction, and
all equipment provided.
The Providence Experience
“One of America’s
Favorite Cities to Visit,” according to Travel &
Leisure magazine. Experience the highlights of our
capital, from Uptown to Down City, Benefit Street to
Federal Hill. This narrated sampler showcases
notable neighborhoods, culinary arts, modern and
historic architecture. Entertainment, fine dining
and exclusive boutique shopping are all part of the
The Family Guy – On the Road to Rhode Island
Just what fans of
The Family Guy want - a raucous romp and rockin’
good time! Based on Fox TV’s The Family Guy, we tour
the neighborhoods and hot spots where The Family Guy
takes place. Highlights include a dozen or more
sites in Pawtucket, Providence, Johnston and
Cranston that are known (or suspected) to have
inspired this Emmy nominated, animated television
series. You’ll have a blast!
Historic Great Road –
America’s First ‘Super Highway’
Road Historic District encompasses over 300 years of
architecture and cultural development along
America’s first ‘super highway.’ Built in Colonial
days as the major thoroughfare from the Port of
Providence into Mendon, Massachusetts, The Great
Road followed the valley of the Blackstone River.
Today, this scenic, winding road with its historic
homes, farms and mills, retains much of its early
rural character while reflecting the march of time.
From its Colonial “stone-enders” to its ‘smithy’ and
Victorian manors, Great Road takes you on a journey