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Rhode Island is New England's—and the nation's—smallest state, but the variety of things to see and do in this corner of New England is unlimited.







 






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Providence, Newport, Block Island, and the South County beaches are highlights:

Providence

Rhode Island's capital is noted for its white marble state house (capitol), its world-renowned universities such as Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, its restaurant scene, and a crazy, wonderful city-wide art form known as Waterfire. More...

Rhode Island State House, Providence RI
Rhode Island State House (capitol), Providence RI.

Newport

Newport's wonderful summer seaside climate brought city millionaires here during the 19th century. They built huge, palatial mansions for their vacations and moored their luxury yachts in Newport's fine harbor. That set the tone for this upscale resort, still favored by the wealthy, but also by normal folk and music lovers who flock to the Newport Jazz Festival and other performance events. More...

The Breakers, Newport, Rhode Island
The Breakers, Cornelius Vanderbilt's palatial
"summer cottage" in Newport, Rhode Island.

Block Island

Smaller than Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard—easily, and delightfully, bicyclable—this pretty island off the Rhode Island coast retains its Victorian-era architecture and charm. It's perfect for a day-trip or an overnight or two. More...

Block Island, Rhode Island
Lots to do on Block Island, such as...relax.

South County

Rhode Island isn't called the Ocean State for naught: it has 384 miles of salt-water shore, much of it in beaches of powdery-fine light-colored sand backed by dunes. The 15 public beaches along the coast of South County offer some of New England's most enjoyable summer sun, sand and sea fun. More...

Misquamicut Beach, South County, Rhode Island
Late afternoon lingerers on Misquamicut Beach, South County RI.

Rhode Island Itineraries

Here's how to see Rhode Island at its best. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan


Rhode Island Highlights

Rhode Island Itineraries

Rhode Island History

Providence

Newport

South County

Block Island

RI Transportation

Tourist Information

 

 

Watch Hill Beach, Watch Hill, Rhode Islan

The Ocean State is noted for its miles of fine beach, but there's lots more to see and do in the country's smallest state.


Spark Poi at Waterfire, Providence RI
Spark Poi performing at Waterfire,
Providence, Rhode Island.

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