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which town to stay in?

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which town to stay in?

We are planning a 2-3 night stay on the RI coast in August midweek. We are taking rail from New York City and trying to avoid renting a car. We've narrowed it down to Mystic, Wickford, Westerly, Narragansett,Kingstown. The alternative is Block Island. Any thoughts. A quiet, laid back, quaint, seaside experience is what we will be needing.


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1. Re: which town to stay in?

Mystic and Block Island are lovely, but will be loaded with tourists. Block Island will be more challenging for you to get to without a car, but once there you won't need one and will be the best beach experience. Westerly will get you to the beach, but you may miss having a car. Narragansett is also a nice beach and is probably a more walkable place. Wickford is a beautiful unspoiled little village, but not a beach destination. Wouldn't advise staying in K'town if you want the beach and don't have a car.

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