They say the best things come in small sizes! Although Rhode Island ranks as the smallest state in the USA, the same cannot be said when it comes to things to do. Rhode Island is definitely big on attractions and events. It hosts some of the best Music Festivals and sporting events in the USA with Newport being the home to the prestigious America’s Cup World series. You will also find exciting Polo action which is one of their most popular seasonal attractions.
Rhode Island has an array of riches when it comes to food and culinary adventure with delicious events like restaurant weeks, foodie tours, tastings and festivals celebrating their fabulous seafood taking place throughout the state all year long as well as lots of fun and family friendly fairs. This tiny Ocean State is home to an astounding 400 miles of coastline. The beach communities of Bristol and Narrangansett have been named top destinations for their beautiful beaches offering great amenities for all.
Immerse yourself in the opulence of the Gilded Age in which magnificent mansions were considered “summer cottages” and where the rich and famous families like the Vanderbilts enjoyed their summer months. In Newport you can also venture on a tour of its famed Ocean Drive or Cliff Walk which is a designated National recreation trail, where you can find castles and palaces perched along the rugged New England coastline.
There are hidden gems in this little State, enjoy a lighthouse cruise, seal watch, whale watching or deep sea fishing excursions. Get out on the water and enjoy a schooner cruise or a kayaking trail.
Rhode Island is known as the Ocean State as it is home to 400 miles of coastline. Whether you are looking for family beaches, water sports beaches or fishing beaches, there is plenty to choose from!