New England Family Travel: The Rhode Island and Connecticut Coasts.
We lived in Rhode Island for several years (my son was born there) so I was of course waxing nostalgic as I read this Guardian UK article on travel with kids to the coastlines of these two diverse New England states.
Rhode Island in particular has many charms, including Block Island as mentioned in the Guardian piece.
If you really want to get into it, check out my Lonely Planet Bluelist on “Little Rhody.”
Book early if you want to stay on Block Island this summer. If you want to see Newport, the accomodations in the downtown port area are pricey, but the town of Portsmouth just up the road has more budget-friendly options.