Rhode Island Monthly Rhode Trips 2011 : Page 13

Three’s a Crowd: Short & Sweet continued from page 11 » ing a picnic out of it. Spend an afternoon barefoot in the grass at a Newport Inter-national Polo Series match and eat well with either the Grillmasters or Bluepoint Raw Bar. Better yet, DIY and load the pic-nic basket, stock the cooler and pack the grill for a feel-good day under the sun at the Glen Farms polo grounds. Newport In-ternational Polo Series, Glen Farms, 715 E a st Main R d ., Po r tsmouth, 401 -846 -0200, nptpolo.com That’s Amore You’ve been to WaterFire, seen the glow-ing bonfires, smelled the burning wood and ogled at the human statues. On its own, WaterFire is quite the spectacle, but add a gondola and a bottle of wine to the mix and you’re in for some serious ro -mance, my friend. It ’s the perfect way to make what would otherwise be an ordi-nary Saturday night into something spe-cial. La Gondola, Providence (landing is at Citizens Plaza), 401-421-8877, gondolari. com; reservations strongly encouraged. Sunset Cocktail Cruise Take the Plunge No, we’re not suggesting you get hitched. Instead, try a freefall at 120 mph on for size. This isn’t just for adrenaline junkies, but also for couples seeking more than just a pretty view and five-star meal. With a professional and experienced staff, Sky-dive Newport prides itself on safety and specializes exclusively in tandem jumps, giving everyone the chance to take the (other) plunge of a lifetime. Skydive New -port, 211 Airport Access Rd., Middletown, 401-845 -0393 Wind down aboard the Adirondack II and sail away from the stresses of the office, the kids or the in-laws. Beer, wine, soft drinks and champagne are available for $1, but take note: This is no booze-cruise and drinks (other than water) aren’t unlimited. Sailing E x cursions , Bowen ’s Wharf at America’s Cup Ave. and Mill St., 401-847-0000, sail-newport.com n For more great escapes, go to visitrhodeisland.com. Don’t forget to check out Rhode Island Monthly’s July issue to read our annual Summer Guide for other great day trips. 2011 I RHODE ISLAND M O NTHLY I RHODE TRIPS 13

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