Spotlight: Rhode Island

Known as the 'Ocean State,' Rhode Island is framed by 400 miles of gorgeous coastline and enjoys the freshest seafood, pristine beaches and opportunities for every kind of water-based activity imaginable. Moving inland, the Ocean State is also a nature lover's paradise with 58 percent of the state forested land. Compact in size, steeped in rich history, shaped by generations of immigration and home to top universities, Rhode Island's bold, inventive spirit and unique flavour manifests in a thriving arts community and world-class culinary scene. Rhode Island is beautiful, singular, and teeming with things to do from the coast to the woods to the buzzing and vibrant urban areas. All just three hours from New York City and an hour from both Boston and Cape Cod.


The Ocean State

Major airports:
TF Green Airport (PVD)

Spring: 15°C to 4°C
Summer: 27°C to 14°C
Autumn: 17°C to 13°C
Winter: 11°C to -14°C

Eastern Standard Time
(-5 hours GMT)


Getting around

The best way to get around the state is by rental car. You can also use the public bus system and taxis within urban area. Additionally, there is a ferry service to Block Island.

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Newport Car Museum has a private collection of over 70 automobiles which focuses on seven decades of modern industrial automotive design and celebrates cars as works of art. From the 1950s to the present, separate exhibits for Ford/Shelby, Corvette, World Car, Fin Car, Chrysler Mopar and American Muscle 'Then & Now' have been carefully curated to appeal to everyone.

Heliblock Helicopter Tour allows you to see the beautiful shores of South County Rhode Island in a unique and exciting way you will never forget. Experience the joy of helicopter flight and tour Westerly, Watch Hill, Misquamicut and Block Island from high above.

Fun fact: Per square mile, Rhode Island has more shipwrecks than any other state, making it a fantastic spot for divers. The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association's shipwreck database includes 3,018 known maritime 'incidents' as of 2016.

Must see

Newport Mansions & Cliff Walk, Newport: Beautifully preserved, opulent, Gilded Age palaces that were once the "summer cottages" of America's wealthiest families are perched on Newport's rugged coastline. The Cliff Walk, a National Heritage Trail hugs the coastline between the mansions and the ocean for three and a half miles and provides an excellent perspective to view these palatial

South County Beaches: Rhode Island's southernmost region boasts 20 beautiful public beaches, with great waves for surfing and swimming, jetties for fishing and miles of soft sand for relaxing in the sun.

Block Island, Washington County: A quick ferry trip from the mainland brings you to this place of unspoiled natural beauty featuring pristine beaches, panoramic vistas, historic lighthouses, preserved open space and a charming resort town. Enjoy the freshest seafood, unique shopping and delightful inns and B&Bs.

Slater Mill, Pawtucket: A National Historic Landmark, Slater Mill is the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution and a wonderfully preserved site that includes an early skilled workers home, an authentic 19th century machine shop, and a reconstructed 16,000lb water wheel.

Federal Hill, Providence: Rhode Island's own 'Little Italy' exudes old-world charm, Italian culture and features authentic bakeries, shops, groceries and restaurants. Experience this vibrant neighbourhood on your own, during special events and festivals or via guided walking tours.

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