Friday, May 24, 2013

Locavore Travel: A Quintessential New England Experience in Bristol, Rhode Island

Earlier this month, when the weather seemed like it was transitioning to summer, I spent three days in a charming sailing town, Bristol, Rhode Island, on assignment with The Daily Meal, where Lighthearted Locavore is a charter member of the culinary content blogger network, and special contributor.
A view of Bristol Harbor from the saltmarsh (Lexi Van de Walle)

If you're looking for a locavore weekend, sophisticated and upscale shops and restaurants, and cool breezes read more about Bristol on The Daily Meal to plan your stay. Click the links below to The Daily Meal's travel section to read the full articles, and view the photos and slide shows.

Locavore Weekend in Bristol, Rhode Island 
Eating local when you’re traveling just got easier. Plan a trip to Bristol, R.I., a charming seaside town, and you’ll have access to plenty of delicious and local seafood, meat, and produce. You and your family can sleep at an historic inn on a 127-acre farm, collect eggs in the morning for breakfast, and shop the farmers' market — all before heading out to visit a living farm museum. Read more 

Breakfast and Bed at the Point Pleasant Inn in Bristol, Rhode Island 
Come to the Point Pleasant Inn for the waterfront views, tasteful décor, warmth of the staff, and all that Bristol, R.I., has to offer. Stay for the open bar and delicious food. Read more

Bristol, Rhode Island: A Traditional New England Coastal Experience  
Famous for holding the oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration in the United States and its year-round red, white and blue line painted down the middle of the parade route, Bristol, Rhode Island is a quaint harborfront village surrounded by three sides of water. Read more

A Taste of Agrarian Life at Coggeshall Farm Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island 
Coggeshall Farm Museum is a living history farm museum on 48 acres on Bristol Harbor, R.I. With a long history as a tenant farm, Coggeshall is a time capsule of New England agrarian life, and an educational and entertaining place for children and adults to experience, hands-on, what farm life was like more than 200 years ago.   Read more

Baked Stuffed Lobster at The Lobster Pot Restaurant (Lexi Van de Walle)

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