Jamestown, Newport, Middletown & Portsmount, RI Professional Review and Guide
"This itinerary takes you to Jamestown, or Conanicut Island, in Narragansett Bay. The island is connected to the mainland on the west by a free bridge and to Newport on the east by a high toll bridge with spectacular views. Originally named for King James I, the island is rich in Revolutionary War history. In 1775 the British burned most of the town, but a few old houses are still standing.
The city is also a center for much-lauded music festivals, starting with the Newport Music Festival in July, followed by the Folk and Jazz Festivals. What is less well-known is Newport’s colonial district, one of the most extensive and best preserved in the country. In Middletown you can visit a bird sanctuary, local beaches, and a winery. Finally, in Portsmouth this itinerary takes you to Green Animals Topiary Gardens."