Overview Rhode Island

Visiting Rhode Island

The smallest of all 50 states, and—along with Delaware—smaller than the US protectorate of Puerto Rico, Rhode Island has quick access to the many beautiful beaches that earn it the “Ocean State” nickname. Those same waters also provide some of the best seafood in the world, most notably the quahog clam. Don’t miss coastal Newport, home to some of the grandest Gilded Age “cottages” you’ll ever see, or venture to Block Island for some excellent outdoor recreation.

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The smallest of all 50 states, and—along with Delaware—smaller than the US protectorate of Puerto Rico, Rhode Island has quick access to the many beautiful beaches that earn it the “Ocean State” nickname. Those same waters also provide some of the best seafood in the world, most notably the quahog clam. Don’t miss coastal Newport, home to some of the grandest Gilded Age “cottages” you’ll ever see, or venture to Block Island for some excellent outdoor recreation.

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Stories and Tips Rhode Island

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My Favorites of Newport

Written by AddiesMom13 on 15 Sep, 2009

I lived in Newport from 1998-2002 while in college at Salve Regina. The first two years I spent living and working on campus, but my last two were all spent living in a beautiful house, and working, in the city. While I wasn't able to…Read More


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Marble House-424 Bellevue Ave

Written by zabelle on 11 Nov, 2006

If any of the mansions epitomizes the Gilded Age of Newport’s wealth, it is Marble House. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt for William and Alva Vanderbilt, this cottage is modeled after the Petit Trianon at Versailles. This house is visited with a self guided headphone…Read More


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Newport - Where Idleness Developed into an Art Form

Written by smmmarti guide on 06 Nov, 2004

A Step Back Rhode Island was founded, officially, by Roger Williams after he was booted out of Boston for "dangerous opinions," such as opposing the king’s use of civil authority to enforce religious orthodoxy and to take land without compensating the native people. Fortunately, the…Read More


Block Island

Written by ripplefan2 on 25 Jun, 2007

My parents had called me and said that they were heading to Block Island and wanted me to tag along. My sister-in-law’s father owned a boat and offered to drive us over there and we would spend the day and head back at night. Of…Read More


Farmer's Markets Abound in Providence

Written by ChelCesa on 04 Mar, 2006

In the summer months there are a variety of locations where one can find delectable, farm fresh produce, meats, pasta, preserves, and more. These markets usually run during the summer and fall months, approximately June to October.Broad Street Farmers' Market, Algonquin House, 807 Broad St.,…Read More


Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa

Written by ChelCesa on 06 Feb, 2006

The Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, located in the Biltmore Hotel, is a haven from the hustle and bustle of a thriving city. My experience began on a rainy winter day, as everyone's does who attends the Red Door Spa, with free valet parking. A…Read More


I'm sorry to report....

Written by Cresson on 13 Jul, 2004

Inn on Long Wharf has the best location of any timeshare I have visited. Driving directions were simple and very accurate. Resort personnel were fine, anxious to please and pleasant at all times. Parking is minimal. We had two units, two vehicles, and…Read More


Stuart Gold

Written by stu9 on 26 Aug, 2002

There are Gold Crown resorts and there are Gold Crown resorts. This is not one of the better Gold Crown resorts. We first checked in at 3:45 p.m. The unit was not quite ready. The staff seemed to be confused. When we initally checked in…Read More


Onshore at Newport RI

Written by Rossey on 04 May, 2002

Newport RI is a great town for sightseeing. Visiting the mansions, walking the cliff walk and riding along Ocean Drive was great. The town has some great little shops as well as outlets. There are hundreds of restaurants to choose from.…Read More


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Walking About

Written by Tavia on 10 Jan, 2001

Not enough can be said about walking through this city. Whether you're walking on Thayer Street to go shopping or through College Hill, the neighborhood where Brown University makes its home, you will enjoy what you see. Along Thayer Street, you will find local merchants…Read More


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