Rhode Island Travel
It may be the smallest state in the union, but Rhode Island is robust when it comes to play and relaxation. “Little Rhody” is a great place to enjoy the mystique of the ocean, the pristine natural environment, and the various activities and events happening in this busy little state. Look for travel tips, activities and accommodations suited to help you experience the many offerings of “The Ocean State.”
Stay in one place or venture all over Rhode Island in no time. No matter what your inclination is—from the nooks and crannies to mainstream activities—travel through Rhode Island with ease with these first-rate travel ideas.
- Rhode Island is bordered on the north and east by Massachusetts and on the west by Connecticut.
- The relatively flat geography of “The Ocean State” is home to more than 400 miles of beautiful beaches. Sites in this section can help you determine if beaches are private or public.
For history and general information …
provides general information and statistics on Rhode Island, including its demographics, history, economy, weather, crime rates, and famous natives and locals.
The History Channel
introduces you to Rhode Island’s rich role in American history as one of the original thirteen colonies. Take a look at the historical maps
section to see the state’s history evolve.
Visit New England
has a local perspective on “Ten Great Things to Do” during your visit to Newport. Click on each link to get the latest information on the attractions listed.
has local information about a cluster of Rhode Island’s beautiful beaches in the Narragansett area. Find golf courses, shopping areas and restaurants that contribute to the charm in this area.
Visit New England
has information about Rhode Island’s 400 miles of shoreline. Find a brief description of each beach area with photos, directions and lodging information.
has an easy-to-use catalog of restaurants throughout Rhode Island’s towns, with actual visitor reviews of most places listed.
is located in the heart of downtown Providence and contains 170 stores and restaurants, along with entertainment.
has loads of information related to any trail activity—hiking trails, equestrian trails, “green” trails and others. Find out where the trails are located, how to get there and view a map of each area.
Visit New England
has a section on leisurely drives that make the most of the spectacular fall foliage in Rhode Island.
New England Lighthouses
boasts the many lighthouses of Rhode Island, some of which are still active. See pictures, maps and tour information, and read up on the history of the highlighted lighthouses.
Legendary Inns of Newport
exposes Newport’s hidden wine country. Find tasting events and tours, and learn all about the wine industry in this area.
Visit Rhode Island
has vineyards listed by county. Use the links to learn more about the vineyards and wineries in each region.
Things You Should Do
lists some of the off-the-beaten-path activities available around Rhode Island, from holiday-related activities to tours and epicurean events.
’s 2003 article, “How Big Is Rhode Island?” deems Rhode Island as our “nation’s yardstick.” Find out why.
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