[U]The Wyndham Onshore was AWESOME. [/U] The room was a little smaller than some, but it was clean, updated and neat. The bed in the master bedroom was kingsized and comfortable. There were 2 balcony's for lookign out onto the many boats docks and allowed a cool breeze to run throughout the unit. There was a tiny kitchen fairly stocked for cooking, and a large dining table for a family of 6 to eat at. There was cable tv, and a small sized washer and driver. The Master bathroom had a small jacuzzi tub and a great view. We stayed in room 122 (parking space W-3). The place was located in the midst of all the activities on Thames street and a Greek Festival was taking place the weekend we went. Also, there was a live band that played until 2am in the morning, so if you don't like to stay up late, this may not be the place for you. The pool area was small, but there were swings available for the kids there also. You also, had to walk up to the lobby to borrow towels and give your room number. They had a weigh room (very modest just a treadmill, bike, eliptical and small weights) but it also had a sauna in there which was nice. Lastly, the one thing I didn't like about the resort was the parking. Each unit had a space assigned to them, but people didn't respect that. Not to mention it was a very tight spot. So if you have a truck good luck on the parking. Also, the lobby for Onshore closes early and you have to go to the other Wyndham about 1/2 block up the street for keys if you check in late. Also, lots of people had problems with card key getting them in the main door to their condos. Again I repeat the location is great. I got used to waking up in the morning and walking to Ben & Jerry's for a smoothie. I miss that already.
[U]Thames Street [/U]- Great restaurants, music, festivals, and atmosphere. We walked up and down this street our entire stay. There were police around to keep the peace, music playing all the time. It was very crowded at night, but slightly busy during the hours before lunch. Families walked here and we walked to the marina to see live bands play. Great fun.
Day – [U]Easton's Beach[/U]. The playground, carousel and snack bar were all a hit. There is also an aquarium. The beach is well-maintained but you may experience A LOT of algae. Overall, the beach was definately a dissappointment to us spoiled beach goers. We have been to many beautifuly beaches, and were shocked and dissappointed at the darken, dirty appearance of the water. It was slimy and yucky and my kids didn't want to play in the beach water. So we played in the sand instead and made it a great time.
- [U]Scenic Drive on Ocean Drive [/U]to view the Mansions - I really enjoyed this. Lucky for us we went on a sunny day, because the next day we went the mansions were draped in fog. Very eerie and spooky looking, which was great to see also. The mansions were all very different and impressive, definetely worth the ride.
- [B][U]Brenton Point State Park [/U][/B]- This was the best part of our trip. This place is gorgeous. We were able to fly kytes for hours here, while looking over at the water crashing against the rocks. Bring a picnic lunch and hang out here, walk on the rocks and take pictures. Most of all, bring a kyte. If you do not there is a guy that sales them. The sky was filled with them the first day we went. We loved it so much we went to Walmart and got everyone kytes. However we did buy a nice cloth kyte from the guy for $30 and it was worth it. We were able to fly kytes and enjoy the day until about 6pm when the fog rolled in and took over. You could barely see in front of you. It was a great experience for the kids because they had never seen any thing like this before and neither had we.
Day 5 – [U][B]The Cliff Walk[/B][/U] is a public access road running three and a half miles along the shore of Newport, and offers a breathtaking view of the mansions and the Atlantic Ocean, sometimes aspiring to heights as high as seventy feet! This was nice. Definately a must do, although we did not do the whole 3 miles.
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