Downtown Bristol draws visitors today just as it drew shipbuilders and sailors in centuries past. While you're there, be sure to see the Herreshoff Marine Museum, which is home to more than 60 classic and modern yachts, a collection of seafaring memorabilia and the America's Cup Hall of Fame. Also worth a visit are the Blithewold Mansion and Gardens, a 45-room mansion built in 1908 with more than 33 acres/13 hectares of handsomely landscaped grounds that offer panoramic views of Bristol Harbor. ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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