This historic destination is home to the first colonial villages. The beautiful backdrop of Buzzard Bay and the Rhode Island Sound can be enjoyed from well-maintained seaside masterpieces. Sweeping views from expansive decks have gourmet grills and hot tubs. Washers and dryers, Wi-Fi, cable with large screen televisions, and chef’s kitchens are more pampering amenities guests enjoy.
Seal or whale watching cruises are activities to add to the itinerary. Vessels sail from Mattapoisett Harbor with refreshments such as baked pastries, cappuccino, and soft drinks for tourists. Groups can make reservations for a lunch or intimate dinner cruise while sightseeing the islands. A sunset cruise is a romantic option for honeymoons and anniversaries. Before setting sail tour the town wharf and Tinkham Hill section of the city.
Westport has a strategic location that makes it easy to reach historic and sought-after destinations. Gooseberry and Cuttyhunk Islands are colonial treasures that showcase the first English settlements. Lighthouse tours or grabbing some sun on the beaches is a favorite tourist pastime. Renowned Martha’s Vineyard is close enough to savor with a coastal drive before taking a ferry.
The imaginary line that divides the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island is no deterrent for a quick 24-mile breathtaking drive to Newport. The sailboats that are moored with others on the ocean are an inspiring backdrop. Depending on the time of year, take part in the plethora of festivals including the annual flower show. Stroll through the cobble stone streets eating homemade ice cream or enjoying a meal at an outdoor café.
Summers are generally mild due to the ocean breezes, although the occasional heat wave is possible. Winters are snowy with temperatures dipping below freezing. This is considered a spring, summer, and fall getaway destination.
Travel options are plentiful when it comes to reaching this picturesque destination. Rental cars from nearby New Bedford Regional Airport or Boston Logan will get you here. A personal car from home is always a good option. There is a plethora of parks with modern amenities that accommodate RVs. Depending on the time of year, motorcycles offer the chance for enjoying the fresh air and open spaces.