The smallest state in the U.S. is just the right size for the perfect trip. Rhode Island has it all: beautiful beaches, excellent outdoor adventure opportunities and all that big-city life offers in Providence. Providence is home to Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and the unique WaterFire display—from June to October, 100 bonfires are lit along the three rivers of the city, creating a memorable experience. Providence is also home to Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts so the city is a foodie’s paradise—don’t miss “stuffies,” a stuffed quahog (say ko-hog) clam popular in the state.
The incredible Newport Mansions have been a popular destination for centuries. These mansions are perfect examples from the Colonial, Victorian and Gilded Ages—they are the extravagant summer homes of the nation’s wealthiest families and are now open to the public. Rhode Island’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is ideal for whale watching. There are several whale watching cruises that head out into the Atlantic to search for humpback, minke, and others as they feed in the summer.
For travel adventures in Rhode Island: www.visitrhodeisland.com