For carousel rides
If your kids never ride a carousel, they will never understand what it means to go for the brass ring. The Flying Horse Carousel in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, is one of the oldest (built between 1867 and 1876) still operating, and the outside circle of horses swings out on secure chains. Riders must be younger than 12, and preferably under 100 pounds and less than 5 feet tall. Anyone can climb aboard the restored 1911 carousel at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, Connecticut. With 72 animals on its 60-foot-diameter platform, it is one of the largest classic carousels still operating. The carousel at Easton’s Beach in Newport, Rhode Island, only dates from the 1940s, but it still gives a good spin.