Rhode Island Travel Guide

Rhode Island

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Rhode Island — The Ocean State, as Rhode Island is commonly called, might be the smallest in the nation, but this slice of New England claims a larger presence than its square mileage suggests. On the coast, a tangle of bays, inlets, and islands carve out more than 400 miles of shoreline, while the capital of Providence emerges from a creative renaissance that flavors the city with outdoor art installations, an up-and-coming culinary scene, and regular gallery nights. Our Rhode Island Travel Guide covers the bases.

Why Go

For more than 100 beaches, a vibrant arts culture, and one of the largest concentrations of historic landmarks in the country.

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Our Ultimate Summer Food Series

August 19, 2013 by Amanda Black

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May 10, 2013 by Amanda Black

What do you think of when wines from the United States come to mind? Our first guess is Napa Valley. But the North American wine industry is much more than just ... Read More »


Top 10 Oscar Film Locations 2013

February 15, 2013 by Amanda Black

We go to the movies (or sit at home on the couch), in hopes that they will transport us somewhere else. Sometimes they succeed and create a believable 2-D world ... Read More »


Top 10 College Campuses to Visit

August 21, 2012 by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

It’s back-to-books time at college campuses across the country, but you don’t have to pass the entrance exams to enjoy an enriching visit to these ... Read More »


Free Summer Festivals

June 26, 2012 by Mike Barish and Liz Webber

You probably have your July 4th plans locked down already – the barbecue, the fireworks, maybe a community parade. But what about the rest of the summer? That’s ... Read More »

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