Pawtuxet Village, RI

Category: Travel

on: Nov 29, 2015


PAWTUXET VILLAGE, RI
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Pawtuxet is a walking town that borders Warwick, RI & Cranston, RI, 2.5 miles from Providence, RI (not to be confused with Pawtucket, RI in Providence at the border of Massachusetts). The Cranston/Warwick area is an hour from Boston and 25 minutes from Newport, and accessible to both Cape Cod and Narragansett Bay … ferries nearby go to Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island.

TRIP: 1 hour and 30 minutes (75 miles) from Old Saybrook, CT with traffic … note that for long
distance travelers flying in from outside of New England into Providence airport (airport code PVD) the airport is located in Warwick

BRING: walking shoes. a camera to take in the sites, windbreaker for cool evenings near the waterfront

ATTRACTIONS:

Music: Pawtuxet and the surrounding pocket of towns offer many choices to hear LIVE Music:
Pawtuxet: on Wednesdays enjoy LIVE music at O’Rourkes and Powers and Revolution …
East Greenwich, RI (9 miles): Open Mics and LIVE music at the Greenwich Hotel …
East Providence, RI (6 miles): LIVE Music at Bovi’s Mondays … and Thursdays head to 133 Club…
Pawtucket (10 miles away): Murphy’s Law offers Jazz on Tuesdays & Blues on Sundays …
Woonsocket, RI (25 minutes away): Chan’s Jazz & Blues Club on Fridays & Saturdays
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School (East Providence)

FullSizeRender-17Restaurants:
Basta Italian Cuisine

Rim Nahn Tai Cuisine
O’Rourkes Bar & Grill
Arts:
Culinary Arts Museum
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum (Providence)

Sites:
Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum (Providence)
Blithewood Mansion, Garden & Arboretum: Bristol,RI (20 miles away):check website for hours,$10 entry
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Rodger Williams Park and Zoo

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Nighttime in October, the Jack O’Lantern Spectacular, selected by the Library of Congress as a “national local legacy”: 5000 illuminated jack o’lanterns & over 125 pumpkins carved into works of art
The Caspee Days Parade: second Saturday of June: to commemorate the point where the British Prisoners from the Schooner Caspee were taken ashore in 1772
Edgewood Manor Bed & Breakfast circa 1905: Victorian home located in a National Historic District, with 5 fireplaces, within walking distance of the Rodger Williams Park and Zoo. Owner Andrew Lombardi, Innkeeper Lisa, “Chef Joy”… breakfast served at 8. Sunday breakfasts include banana bread, blueberry muffins, waffles, stuffed french toast, eggs florentine and more. International guests welcome. Much of the artwork in the Manor is by famous graduates of Rhode Island School of Design