‘Off-season’ attractions keep visitors coming

SURF AND TURF: This is an image from the 2014 Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival in Newport, showing the tent that sheltered three restaurants serving shellfish, chowder and other seafood dishes. A portion of Newport Harbor and a cruise ship are also visible. / COURTESY TRIXIE B. WADSON/BOWEN'S WHARF CO.
SURF AND TURF: This is an image from the 2014 Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival in Newport, showing the tent that sheltered three restaurants serving shellfish, chowder and other seafood dishes. A portion of Newport Harbor and a cruise ship are also visible. / COURTESY TRIXIE B. WADSON/BOWEN'S WHARF CO.
Summer is over but that doesn't mean the end of the tourism season in Rhode Island. The target through Thanksgiving is an older, more international group of visitors. The extension of the tourism economy into November is the result of several years of effort to promote the "off-season" and schedule events that appeal to visitors,…

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