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, Town of Bristol, RI

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People dream about the quintessential New England waterfront town. Beautiful boats sailing through the harbor, amazing seafood with a beautiful view, and incredible parks throughout the city. Bristol embodies all of those traits and more, with tons of places to stay and things to do in the area.

There are so many things to do in the town. While in Bristol, visitors can visit one of its historic monuments or art museums, enjoy delicious food at a local waterfront restaurant, take a walking tour to learn more about the town, or explore the harbor on a classic New England boat tour.

The town of Bristol is situated on 10.1 square miles of a peninsula that includes a smaller sub-peninsula on the west called Poppasquash, with Narragansett Bay to the west and Mount Hope Bay to the east. With miles of coastline, 14 parks, and the starting point of the East Bay Bike Path, Bristol is an excellent choice for a variety of outdoor activities. Numerous historical attractions, cultural and ethnic events, galleries, independently owned shops, and diverse dining experiences attract and delight residents and visitors year-round.

Bristol's reputation for exceptional dining experiences is known throughout New England and beyond. Varied menus offer tastes of Yankee New England, American and European fare, and ethnic enticements. Many of our restaurants are committed to sourcing food from local farmers and cooking within the seasons to provide customers with the freshest, most palate-pleasing cuisine possible.

Bristol has a unique selection of inns, bed and breakfasts, and a charming waterfront boutique hotel to accommodate guests. Historical and scenic, Bristol enjoys a reputation in the hospitality industry for its warmth and personal attention that makes Bristol the perfect destination for that romantic weekend getaway, family vacation, or outdoor adventure holiday.

, Town of Bristol, RI
, Town of Bristol, RI

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