My nearly-90 Mom wants me to plan a July weekend trip w/ the grandkids (6 and 11) that would include the merry-go-round at Watch Hill, a good taste of Newport, a visit to Little Compton (and/or some other cute spot), and maybe also RISD and/or the zoo that's near providence (latter kind of a low priority, I think).
Her stamina is pretty good (she manages if she can find places to sit along the way), and the kids are good travelers too (they like tromping around museums and such), but I'm looking for recommendations on how best to manage/focus such a trip.
- Recommendations on where to stay that's reasonably centrally located relative to the places we want to see. (Providence? Newport? Someplace else? (Note: Quaint is nice, but with kids and a grandma who needs to nap, we found a generic suite hotel worked best.)
- Recommendations on what approach might work best in Newport that would interest the kids most, and not exhaust my Mom w/ too much walking.
- Recommendations for any other multi-generation activities in the area that we haven't considered.
Thanks in advance.