Located just to the south of famed Newport, Middletown, RI is a great place for a beach getaway. With activities ranging from surfing, to wildlife watching, to blueberry picking, to wine tasting, and even helicopter rides, you’ll never be at a loss for something to do in this New England beach town. Book your stay with Choice Hotels and start your beach vacation today.
While visiting Middletown, make sure to check out these popular destinations and activities:
Any visit to Middletown starts with a day at Sachuset Beach. Known to locals as “Second Beach,” Sachuset offers a great place for the family to relax and play in the sun, complete with amenities like convenient parking, a snack bar and outdoor showers. While the surf is not too rough to keep kids out of the water, if you are feeling adventurous you can rent a board and take a surfing lesson.
Next, head to the 242-acre Sachuset Point National Wildlife Refuge and see some of the animals populating the area in preserved habitats ranging from fresh and saltwater marshes, to grasslands, beaches and more.
Similarly, the Norman Bird Sanctuary is a great spot for bird watching. The sanctuary is full of great walking trails, some of which offer breathtaking views of the beach below.
If you want to head a little farther inland, Sweet Berry Farm serves up great lunch and ice cream, and has plenty of space for a picnic. Bring the whole family to explore the farm, and pick your own blueberries and peaches along the way.
For the adults, Newport Vineyards is just a quick shuttle ride away. Take a vineyard tour to learn about how their wine is made, and then participate in an outdoor or indoor tasting, or order by the glass on a deck overlooking the vineyard.
To cap off your time in Middletown, consider taking a Bird’s Eye View Helicopter tour. For a reasonable price, you can see Newport’s famed mansions and coastline from a one of a kind perspective. Make sure you bring home the memories of your adventure with their aerial photography and videography packages as well.
With the perfect mixture of great weather, beautiful sites and exciting activities, this New England gem is the ideal spot for a family getaway. Book a room at one of our Middletown, RI hotels below and get your vacation started.
Middletown, RI, US, 02842
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