Danbury -> Newport - anything cool along the way?
March 25, 2015 10:17 AM   Subscribe

Leaving Danbury, CT at 8-9am on Saturday. Need to be at an event in Newport, RI by 4:30pm. I'm going to tour The Breakers, but what else should I do, either on the way or once I get there? Especially looking for arts & crafts/fabric/yarn stores beyond the usual big box ones.
posted by Lucinda to Travel & Transportation around Pemberton Township, NJ (4 answers total)
How are you planning to go? If you take 95 and like books, The Book Barn in Niantic is always worth a visit. They have the main location and like 3 or 4 satellite stores in down town Niantic now (the satellite stores are all of a 5 minute drive from the main one).
posted by Captain_Science at 10:29 AM on March 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

Lenny and Joes is a favorite seafood place of mine, with multiple locations on 95.
posted by slateyness at 12:13 PM on March 25, 2015 [2 favorites]

Depends on how you drive.

If you go down to I-95 and go along the coast, you can check out Frank Pepe's pizza in New Haven and also stop off in Mystic, CT. Along that route, the Rocky Neck beach (near Niantic) is a great place to walk along the coast.

If you are going across I-84 you can hit up Hartford, CT. A good place to eat there is Lena's First and Last -- best pizza in the state.
posted by amy27 at 5:12 AM on March 26, 2015

The Cliff Walk is a nice trail along the cliffs behind all of the mansions (looking out on First Beach).
posted by pjenks at 5:51 AM on March 26, 2015

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