So my wife and I have a 4 month old, and as you can imagine we're just dying to get out somewhere for an end-of-summer shoreline vacation. We live in southern CT and the distance we can drive before the baby goes ballistic from hunger will be about three hours with stops- this puts us either at the northern Jersey Shore, or Rhode Island.
The only places I've been in Rhode Island are Block Island (been there an incalculable number of times so I'd rather not go again) and Newport (which seems a little pricey). We're looking for any other locations that are:
- Easy to park at the beach without walking a long distance
- A good town with easy parking for eating and shopping with a baby
- Inexpensive and clean to stay, maybe $150/night (we're really not picky when it comes to accomodations)
Thanks for any info!