Rhode Island offers visitors a summer full of events and new restaurant and hotel openings throughout the state.
Champlin’s Marina and Resort opens on Block Island this summer. The property will be the only hotel on the island with a pool. The 44-guestroom resort offers beach access and several dining options. Graduate Providence has new amenities for guests. The Norwich Spa opened in April, offering guests luxurious spa treatments. Reiner’s Bar & Game Room, a new dining concept, will open later this summer.
Food and beverage
Originally a pop-up, La Vecina Taqueria opens its permanent location in June in Newport’s historic Washington Square. The restaurant serves authentic Mexican cuisine. Ocean House debuts its next round of its seasonal culinary pop-up series: Sipping Terrace. Ocean House partners with gin distiller Sipsmith to offer guests cocktails and food offerings for afternoon tea and dinner.
The Newport Flower Show takes place June 18–20. The event will be an indoor, self-guided tour of floral displays atRosecliff Mansion. Providence Restaurant Week runs July 11 –24. The two-week event includes deals for breakfast, lunch and dinner from participating restaurants. Dine-in or take-out options are available. Washington County Fair celebrates its 55th year in 2021. The family-friendly fair features rides, live music, livestock shows, games and food. It runs Aug. 11–15. The Levitt Music Series takes places Friday nights July 9–Sept. 10. The live concerts feature a local opener and a headliner.
It’s time to say goodbye to summer clothes activities and drinks. Switch out your favorite summer sips for delicious fall-themed cocktails from hotels and resorts around the world. Whether you like vodka, rum or bourbon, there is a cocktail just for you.
Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.
Adults who came of age in the 1990s will remember fondly the iconic Planet Hollywood sign. And now, that sign can be seen at The Neon Museum in Las Vegas — the museum recently acquired the restaurant sign that originally rotated upon an iconic column pedestal in front of Caesars Palace Forum Shops and Colosseum. Planet Hollywood International/Earl Enterprises donated the sign, currently being assessed for conservation and display plans.
With more than 6,000 islands total, with 227 inhabited, in Greece, the selection is overwhelming. Which one is perfect for your next vacation?
Traveling when you are vegan or vegetarian can be a little worrisome, especially if you aren’t familiar with the food scene. To help ease the stress and give you a guide, WalletHub, a personal finance website, released a report on 2021’s Best Cities for Vegan & Vegetarians.