Goin’ Somewhere? Five Day Trips near Providence, RI

July 23rd, 2014 by

Five Day Trips near Providence RI

When we talk about the exceptional traits found in our vehicles at Speedcraft VW, we certainly touch on all the tangible factors such as fuel economy, cost of ownership and the overall inexpensiveness of purchasing a Volkswagen. Just last week, in fact, we discussed the abundance of terrific and top-rated vehicles available at Speedcraft VW for under $30,000. But when we talk about what draws us to a vehicle, there is often something more unspoken that exists, and that is this: road-trip readiness.

Granted, this is a convoluted concept. Fuel efficiency, dependability, interior comfort and convenience features all certainly play a part. Luckily, these are all areas where Volkswagens unquestionably excel. Rhode Island drivers are doubly lucky, however, because the area is also loaded with exciting destinations. So where to take your road-trip ready Volkswagen? Enjoy these five Providence-area day trips, from your friends at Speedcraft VW!

The Watch Hill Lighthouse was first constructed in 1745.

Watch Hill, RI — One Hour from Providence — For a quiet beachgoing experience, few can touch what is found in Watch Hill. You won’t experience the crowds associated with the more metropolitan locations, and there are a large array of great sights to see. Visit the Flying Horse Carousel, the oldest continuously operated carousel in the United States. Also stop by the famed Ocean House Hotel, the Watch Hill Lighthouse first built in 1745, and try to keep a watchful eye open for Conan O’Brien, who reportedly keeps a home there. (So does Taylor Swift, if you must know.)

Bristol, RI — ½ Hour from Providence — Bristol is less of a secret than Watch Hill, though no less impressive. Apart from the terrific hotels, shopping and restaurants, it also offers great views of Narragansett Bay and a number of fascinating historical tidbits as well. Visit the Herreschoff Marine Museum as well as the America’s Cup Hall of Fame, as well as the beautiful Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum.

Mystic, CT — One Hour from Providence — Located just across the Connecticut state line, Mystic is certainly a town all its own. The history of Mystic shapes its present, with evidence of its shipbuilding past informing the Mystic Seaport, complete with museum and variety of seagoing vessels. With attractions such as the Mystic Aquarium and Groton Submarine Museum also located nearby, there are no shortage of activities to easily fill up an entire day.

The area’s rich history of whaling and shipbuilding is evident in Mystic, CT.

New Bedford, MA — ½ Hour from Providence — Another significant history lesson can be found in New Bedford, understandably nicknamed “The Whaling City.” Visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum, set within the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Also available is the Ocean Explorium, which provides the entire family with an up-to-date understanding of the oceans of today, fully rounding out the experience the area shares with the seafaring life.

And, last but not least… Speedcraft VW, Wakefield, RI — ¾ Hour from Providence —  A can’t-miss trip! Visit our dealership to view our full inventory of new and used Volkswagen vehicles, and enjoy the top-rated service found in the area. And, with a full service department, let us help to create a maintenance schedule that will keep your vehicle running at optimum levels for years to come!

We trust that these recommendations will help with any day-trip planning coming up this summer; pay us a visit soon at Speedcraft VW!