Dream Town: Jamestown, Rhode Island

Just a stone’s throw from the bustle of Newport, this nine-square-mile island packs all the maritime excitement of its neighbor in a cozy, quiet package.

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Windmist Farm
Photograph: Morgan + Owens

The Sense of Fun

Locals flock to the Sunday concert series on the harborfront in summer, but the real can’t-miss celebration is the annual Fool’s Rules Regatta, where contestants build boats from non-marine materials (like kiddie pools and beach umbrellas) and sail— or sink!—on Narragansett Bay.

The Art Scene
With a slew of artists—from regatta photographers to fine-art painters—among Jamestown’s locals, finding great work to decorate your home is easy, particularly at the community arts center or the rustic barn-turned-studio of glass blowers David and Jennifer Clancy.

Left: Old-fashioned mailboxes honoring the island’s history

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