Also known as the Plantation State, Rhode Island uses the term
'Ocean State' to promote tourism.
The state capital of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is the
city of Providence.
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Roger Williams was forced out of Plymouth Colony on account of his
religious beliefs, and after securing some land from the Narragansett tribe, laid the
foundations for the first Baptist Church of America.
Providence sits pretty on its seven hills with an array of colonial
buildings and cobbled pavements for walkers to admire.
The seat of the Rhode Island state government is also full of studious
arty types from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.
Most of the interesting historical finds are around the 350 year-old
district of College Hill. Walking tours of Brown University are highly recommended.
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is one of the
six states that form the region known as New England. The others are:
States neighbouring Rhode Island are:
Rhode Island offers much diversity in a small space, from the fine
museums and restaurants of Providence and the sophisticated shops and mansions of Newport,
to the quiet pastures and woods of South County and the tranquil beauty of Block Island.
With 36 islands and a mainland sliced nearly in two by Narragansett
Bay, the Ocean State has over 400 miles of sandy beaches and rocky headlands along its
Rhode Island Tourism:
Rhode Island is the smallest state in the Union of America and is often overlooked by
visitors to New England.
Rhode Island Travel Tips
In Rhode Island, go to any Point Judith area restaurant and order the
Clam Bake: it's a feast of lobster, clams, mussels, potatoes, corn, and fish; served right
off the fishing boats.
By Rhode Island Roads.
The 'New Port' community was founded by religious refugees from
Massachusetts Bay Colony, in 1639, and soon became a haven for Quakers and Sephardic Jews.
It helps to have money in Newport, and there's certainly a lot of it
swimming about here. Just take a look at some of the yachts in the marina.
If anyone ever invites you to their summer home in Newport, you've
probably got good connections.
As America's First Resort, Newport takes pride in ensuring that everyone finds something
that appeals to them. Tours abound in Newport -- consider a sunset harbour cruise, a
winery tour, or a trek down breathtaking Ocean Drive or the renowned Cliff Walk.
The Chamber of Commerce's travel and tourism guide for the Newport area of Rhode Island.
Just how many bathrooms do a loving couple need? When in Newport, your jaw will drop. If
these were late 19th century summer houses, then where did they live in the winter?
The Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino, site of the first U.S. National
Championships in 1881, was founded by tennis innovator James Van Alen in 1954 as 'a shrine
to the ideals of the game'.
Newport's beaches attract the crowds, and if you want to slip
anchor you'd be wise to head for Block Island.
Getting to Block Island
The most frequent departures are from Galilee State Pier in Point
Judith, Rhode Island. It is also the shortest route, and the cheapest.
In season there are also daily ferries from Newport, Rhode Island; New
London, Connecticut; and Montauk, New York.
In the Atlantic, ten miles south-east of Newport, the
Wildlife Refuge makes an
interesting day-trip from suburbia. You can hire a bike once you get off the ferry.
Discover Bristol, Rhode
Bristol is indeed the quintessential New England waterfront town and plays host to the
oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration in the nation.
The stately Bradford-Dimond-Norris house sits in the heart of downtown Bristol, just a
stone's throw away from America's oldest Fourth of July parade route.
Bristol Harbor Inn:
An elegant boutique-style 40-room hotel located on the water at Thames Street Landing in
the heart of Historic Bristol, Rhode Island. The waterfront setting offers guests
spectacular views of Bristol Harbour and Narragansett Bay.
Hearth House, an authentic example of federal architecture, stands at the juncture of Hope
and Thames Streets and offers the warmth of its 10 fireplaces in winter, cool breezes in
summer and, in all seasons, sweeping views of Bristol Harbor.
Point Pleasant Inn:
An English country manor house from another era, Point Pleasant Inn offers 'a rare look of
life from the pages of romance novels'.
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