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Yes, there’s more to our trip to the South, but I’m interrupting recaps for a mini-vacation destination. Because it’s mid-September, and it’s needed. Crisp fall days call for road trips, and a trip to Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island is the perfect way to celebrate the changing of seasons. Here’s what you should do if you go:

Eat here:

Boathouse Waterfront Dining – In a¬†fabulous waterfront location, this restaurant not only has some of the best seafood chowder I’ve ever had, but it has two patios – one of which is covered in Adirondack chairs facing the water. A comfy Adirondack chair¬†is one of my favorite things, and a glass of wine here at sunset is another. Bring a sweater for the cool fall evenings, and enjoy some of the last sunsets spent outside.

Stay here:

The Stone House: This is an absolutely stunning renovation of a private merchant’s home that dates from 1854. Elegant but not pretentious, the clean lines of the decor, natural beauty of the surroundings, and crisp sea breeze rolling off the Sound will restore any hardened urban soul.

Play here:

Sekonnet Vineyards: Getting to this vineyard is half the fun, and will take you past charming farmstands and general stores. Spend the afternoon sipping, tasting, noshing, and wandering through the scenery. The Petite White is quite nice, as is the Vidal Blanc. If you need more wine (and who doesn’t), try other stops along the Coastal Wine Trail.

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