1. The Breakers (a mansion constructed by the Vanderbilt family) in Newport
2. The spectacular open ocean views
3. Pristine beaches: the idyllic Goosewing Beach (Little Compton), the white sand of Crescent Beach (Block Island), the secluded Reject's Beach (Newport)
4. Impressive sunsets admired from Watch Hill Beach (Westerly)
5. tasty clear chowder and clam fritters
6. the marinas - the relaxing sight of plenty of yachts, sailboats
6. in Newport, the spectacular buildings from the late 1800s and early 1900s were the summer mansions of many elite financiers and industrials.
7. lovely small shops, imaginative galleries in Newport
8. Audrain Auto Museum in Newport with amazingly polished oldies
9. a sailing tour on the old schooner called "Madeleine"
10. on Route 77, the small village of Little Compton, that represents the quintessential New England in an almost exaggerated way
1. The noisy, overcrowded Easton's Beach at Newport, in the summertime, of course
2. Newport is terribly overcrowded on weekends in summer
3. parking headaches in Newport