There’s no better time to pack your bags and head out of town via the scenic routes in our area. These five destinations offer something for everyone—whether you’re looking for relaxation by the coast, reliving your days at sleep-away camp, or tackling mountain bike trails. Plus, get a first look at the newest cars to rev up for the drive.
For Good Music and Plenty of Relaxation
What to Do: The famed Newport Jazz Festival has been a summer destination since its inception in 1954 (when Billie Holiday and Dizzy Gillespie performed). This year’s headliners include Norah Jones and Gregory Porter. Tickets from $20, July 29 to 31, newportjazzfest.org
Where to Stay: The Castle Hill Inn, which now includes a spa featuring treatments by Rhode Island-based Farmaesthetics: try the Saltwater Soak, a bath with essential oils and mineral sea salts to detoxify and soften your skin. From $575/night, castlehillinn.com
What to Drive: The Cadillac CT6 has been engineered with 3.0l V6 Twin Turbo engine and can be customized with a Bose Panaray Sound System, featuring 34 speakers, and seats that come with five different massage settings. From $53,495; cadillacofgreenwich.com
Route to Take: Zip along I-95 to Route 138 for coastal views of Narragansett Bay as you go over the Newport bridge.