Buoyed by the opening of two historic seaside inns in the last year, Rhode Island’s westernmost and southernmost town is enjoying a bit of a resurgence. Along with the lodging additions, some of the newcomers include restaurants, brew pubs, and wine bars, many of which offer live music, making Westerly’s night life a surprising new draw for singles and couples.
The newest lodging in town is the Weekapaug Inn(25 Salt Spray Rock Road, 401-322-3031,, from $190 offseason, from $445 peak season) which has reopened after a $15 million renovation. The brown-shingled buildings overlooking Quonochontaug Pond and the Atlantic beyond were designed to replicate the inn in its early 20th century heyday.