Rhode White & Blue

My in-laws visited last weekend and we crammed as much sun, ocean, and seafood as possible into four days. This is almost the perfect Rhode Island holiday weekend, so I had to share our itinierary.

On the beach Oysters
Fried Oysters IMG_1189


  • Sailing lesson in the morning (just J & I, it was our first)
  • Wine tasting at Newport Vineyards
  • Polo (our picnic of choice is antipasto from Federal Hill)
  • Walk for an ice cream cone


  • Beach day! First to Scarborough. Swam in the ocean.
  • Lunch at Matunuk Oyster Bar
  • More beach time at Matunuk beach.


  • Eggs benedict at home
  • Bike ride to the nation’s oldest 4th parade in Bristol (40mi round trip)
  • Sushi
  • A drink at the neighborhood bar
  • Watched Providence fireworks from the comfort of our street


  • Dunkin’ Donuts breakfast (a Rhode Island tradition, ha)
  • Tennis at the Intl Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, a historic building with grass courts
  • Lunch between matches at The Mooring, where we were drawn in by the seafood donuts on the menu. They were as good as they sounded – Bag of Doughnuts: Lobster, crab & shrimp fritters with chipotle-maple aïoli

Do you have a favorite Rhode Island (or local to you) 4th of July tradition?

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