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Best things to do in Westerly

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Scenic Lookout
“Home to the infamous Taylor Swift! Catch a glimpse while browsing the shops or taking a walk to the lighthouse. Also be sure to check out The Ocean House and if you have littles ones, The Flying Horse Carousel is the oldest operating carousel in the US in which the horses are suspended from chains. This is conveniently located next to St. Clare's Annex which has the best homemade ice cream in the area. Olympia Tea Room has great dinner with great views as well!”
24 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Looking for some heavier surf? Take the drive to Rhode Island coast, where the Atlantic Ocean meets Long Island Sound, for bigger waves and cooler waters. ”
16 locals recommend
Cafe
“Coffee lounge by day and martini-and-wine bar by night with music downtown. ”
12 locals recommend
Lodging
“OH the opulence! Iconic 1800's hotel overlooking the East Beach, and Watch Hill, RI. Great food and drinks. Piano Bar. Next door to Taylor Swifts; summer residence. ”
10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fun evening spot located downtown with craft beer, local food, and AMAZING gourmet pretzels!”
13 locals recommend
Bar
“By the water, very unique and scenic! Reservations required for Saturday’s. Live entertainment on certain days.”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing breakfast, lunch, or sandwiches and salads to go! 5 mins from Watch Hill.”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Brunch. Always call ahead and make a reservation or you will be waiting in a line out the door! Fresh popovers on Sunday morning are usually sold out by 10am. The kitchen is magic. The specials are always good - especially seafood. They also are phenomenal for lunch or dinner. Great wine selection. Top notch favorite place. Street parking can be tricky so give yourself some time to find a spot or there is a public lot down the side street - look for signs.”
18 locals recommend
Food
“Do the tasting and buy a growler of your favorite to take home as the best souvenir ever. They can be busy and there are not many places to sit there to enjoy a drink, so once you know what you like from the tasting, take it to go and enjoy at home or order it when you're out to dinner at various local spots.”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A tiny restaurant with big, bold, flavorful Mexican cuisine the way it's meant to be served. And eaten. Parking may be a problem but the walk up and down Water Street is a great introduction to the "Borough".”
9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great array of American food everything from Burgers to Vegetarian. Indoor and outdoor seating with live music and cool bar. ”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Peaceful and quiet park located in the center of Westerly downtown, near the Westerly Library. This is one of the must-see places if you enjoy a local picnic or nature.”
7 locals recommend
Museum
“You can go when the museum is open or just park down at the point and walk the grounds to take in the panoramic views with great photo opportunities. ”
8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Very close convenient and quaint. Best all around in terms of menu variety, nice environment. Big Tv's nice beer selection ”
6 locals recommend
Park
“Relax and spend the day here at the beach, bring your book and your sandwich and you're set up for a perfect day.”
8 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“If you like wine, be sure to visit this vineyard for a tasting. Check out their website for hours & rates. www.stoningtonvineyards.com/ For more vineyard info, go to www.ctwine.com”
5 locals recommend