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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What's New in Rhode Island


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July 03, 2013 by Emily Saladino

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Rhode Island Advice


“On an open-seating flight, head for the back of the airplane. If the flight's not full, it'll likely be emptier back there.”

Karen Dion Freelance Editor

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