to believe for the smallest state in the United States that Rhode
Island has so much accessible
coastline. What that means is more beach time for you and your family.
Rhode Island South County
coastline features some of the best beaches in New England, and
serves as a terrific alternative to Cape Cod. In that area, you'll find
some of New England's most charming towns, villages and neighborhoods,
including, Watch Hill, Galilee, Wickford Village and Charlestown.
From Gallilee, a ferry leads to Block Island, an instantly appealing
island well preserved in nature. If you are inclined to
amd beaches, rolling green fields and pastoral farms, abundant plant
and wildlife, and a slower-paced lifestyle, then by all means plan a
trip to what the Nature Conservancy has designated as "one of the 12
last great places in the Western Hemisphere."
easy to see why. With the exception of a small downtown, Block Island's
21 square miles -12 miles south of Rhode Island's main land--provide a
treasure chest of unspoiled terrains -- the perfect place for a New
England summer vacation. Most people walk, ride bikes or drive motor
scooters to trek around the island. What they will find is their own
beach, their own forest, their own special place, their own discovery.
Walking off the beaten path will surely lead you to nowhere. And
nowhere is a beautiful place.
is a wonderful Rhode Island vacation destination, famous for its grand
mansions. The fun doesn't end there, however, as visitors will find a
plethora of things to do, including downtown shopping, great beaches,
The Tennis Hall of Fame,
summer music festivals, the wide open Fort Adams State Park (great for
kite flying), a wonderful oceanside cliff walk, countless bed and
breakfasts, inn, hotels and motels, and some of the best seafood dining
that New England has to offer. It's a colorful town with myriad tourist
attractions, sure to please on
few miles from Newport is Bristol, a quintessential New England town --
tree-lined and quaint with an incredible Patriotic nature (flags waving
everywhere you turn). Surrounded by Mount Hope Bay to the east and
Narragansett Bay to the south and west, Bristol is stunning from every
perspective. Colt State Park is especially impressive with its sweeping
views of the Narrangansett Bay and ideally located walking paths. The
downtown features well maintained older homes and an understated but
pleasing array of restaurants, shops and lodging. Bristol is also
offers the oldest (and extremely popular) Fourth of July celebration in
the country. Bristol is a perfect start to your Rhode Island and New
Island has a great city, too, -- Providence. From the colorful Italian
streets of Federal Hill to the elegant brownstone, Ivy League
neighborhoods of Brown University, Providence feels like a complete
city. There's the mile of colonial houses on Benefit Street juxtaposed
against a rapidly growing skyline. Providence
Place Mall, one of the biggest malls in New England shines
its modern leanings against the architecturally old world aura of the
State House. Providence also offers some of the best restaurants in New
England (Al Forno, Pot Au Feu) and a plethora of high quality hotels
Place Mall is hands-down the best shopping mall in New England.
Although forever controversial and either loved or hated with no
middleground, the Providence Place Mall has steadily gained respect
with its three floors of 165 shops, elegant surroundings with plush
rugs, colorful architecture, shiny walls, and a wonderful view of the
Providence skyline, including the beloved waterfront.
is a world class city for several blocks, with expansion of that
greatness on the way.
encourage you to "travel Rhode Island" through our library--at Visiting
New England.com, native New Englanders bring you the best in New
England vacations and travel information with detailed
essays, reviews, tips and resources. We hope you enjoy browsing our
Rhode Island travel library and hope to see you travel New England
soon. Please feel free to e-mail
us with any questions!
ISLAND FEATURE TRAVEL ARTICLES, VACATION TIPS AND RESOURCES
Rhode Island Destinations - Great
Towns and Cities
Rhode Island's best travel
less-traveled Rhode Island destinations
Unspoiled, rural Little Compton, RI, hasn't changed
much at all.
quaint Wickford Village, R.I.
College Hill, Providence, RI.
Galilee in Narragansett R.I.,
is an authentic, live fishing village... with great beaches and seafood.
R.I., has quickly transformed into a "must-visit" Rhode
Island city with its incredible mix of the old and new.
RI: The All-American New
England small town.
trip ideas for Cumberland, RI
small town life in Harrisville RI
Island is for nature
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Rhode Island Attractions
our New England tourist attractions page for the best things to do in
Gray's Ice Cream, Tiverton
Four Corners, R.I.
A Fourth of July
Celebration, Bristol RI Style!
and Hope in Cumberland, R.I., finds an "outlet."
Appeal of Phantom Farms Roadside Farm Stand in Cumberland, RI, is No
Review and Photo of Brown and Hopkins Country Store, Chepachet, RI
relaxing country drive to the Cumberland Reservoir, Cumberland, RI.
photo essay of Ocean
Drive in Newport, RI.
A peaceful walk along the
Cliff Walk in Newport, RI
Travel photo essay of
Astors' Beechwood Mansion, Newport, RI
The top 10
things to do in Providence, RI.
Del's Lemonade is the local
(Rhode Island) lemonade stand that became famous.
East Bay Bike Bath offers great
biking along the Narragansett Bay
Colt State Park in Bristol,
R.I.: The ultimate New England state park
Adams Farm in Cumberland,
R.I., is a place where the sweet smell of fresh air and the
postcard-perfect scenes of pumpkins, white fences and green land define
the true meaning of pastoral beauty.
New England vacation planning would not be complete without a visit to
the Providence Place Mall.
watching a baseball game as part of your New England travel in the
spring with a trip to the family-friendly
McCoy Stadium, home of the minor league Pawtucket Red Sox.
weather is great, Easton's Beach
in Newport, R.I.
is a lot of fun. When the weather is bad, Easton's Beach is still a lot
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Rhode Island Dining
Tommy's Pizza in Cranston
features authentic Italian cuisine.
Famous Ma Glockner's "berched"
chicken dinner returns to River Falls Restaurant and Lounge
in Woosocket, RI.
Enjoying a delicious fried
seafood platter at Evelyn's
Seafood, Tiverton, R.I. (at the Thrifty New England Traveler Blog)
Beef Barn in North Smithfield, R.I.,
lends rural charm and delicious roast beef to the Northern Rhode Island
Western Hotel, in tiny
Burrillville, R.I., offers top notch comfort food and steaks in a
you in a fowl mood.
Read about Champlin's and George's, both in
Narragansett, RI, in our "Best
Seafood in New England" dining page.
about the Modern Diner, in
Pawtucket, RI, at our "Best New England Diners' article.
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charm of the William's Grant Inn, Bristol, R.I.
hundreds of Rhode
Island Hotels at
the lowest guaranteed rates in our New England Hotels Guide.
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Rhode Island on a Budget at The Thrifty New England
in love with the FarmCoast
The Ice Cream Machine, Cumberland, R.I.
historic Flying Horse Carousel, Watch Hill, R.I.
Island cuisine at the Wickford Diner, Wickford, R.I.
trip to the Providence Children's Museum
through Prospect Terrace Park in Providence, R.I.
deals in Providence, R.I.
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More Rhode Island travel
articles at the New England Travel and Vacation Gazette
the small coastal towns in Rhode Island
Three Rhode Island seafood shacks that will mkae you
as happy as a clam
Locals come in droves to Wright's Farm in Harrisville
for family-style chicken dinners