Rhode Island

Average flight time from UK: 10 hours 40 mins  Capital: Providence


Discover the hidden gem of the United States, Rhode Island, where the adage "good things come in small packages" truly comes to life. This tiny state, nestled between Massachusetts and Connecticut, may be the smallest in the U.S., but it boasts an astonishing diversity within its 1,214 square miles. From the vibrant streets of Providence, its capital and largest city known for its youthful energy and cultural vibrance, to the stunning 40 miles of Atlantic coastline, Rhode Island is a place where history and modernity converge.


Providence, a city with a big heart, offers a family-friendly atmosphere and an array of culinary delights. Meanwhile, the historic charm of Newport, situated on Aquidneck Island, invites you to explore its opulent mansions and enjoy leisurely strolls along the famous Cliff Walk. Narragansett and Block Island serve as coastal havens, promising pristine beaches and serene getaways just a ferry ride away.


But Rhode Island's allure doesn't end with its coastline. The state is dotted with architectural marvels like the grand Rhode Island State House with its impressive marble dome, and historical parks like Roger Williams Park, a national treasure. For those with an adventurous spirit, the state's varied landscape offers everything from hiking at Fort Adams to exploring the rich tapestry of American history at sites like Slater Mill and Pawtuxet Village.


Despite its modest size, Rhode Island's reputation as the Ocean State is well-earned, with a breathtaking 643 kilometers of coastline offering endless maritime delights, fresh seafood, and nautical adventures. Inland, a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts unfolds, with activities ranging from bouldering to hot-air ballooning. The state's deep Colonial roots are evident in its historic sites and vibrant neighborhoods like Providence's Federal Hill, a culinary hotspot with a strong Italian heritage.


Whether you're drawn to the serenity of South County's beaches, the historical charm of Warwick, or the lively festivals and events throughout the state, Rhode Island offers an unparalleled blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and historical depth. With its convenient location and easy accessibility, Rhode Island is not just a destination but an experience waiting to be discovered. 


Embark on a journey to this unique corner of New England and let Rhode Island captivate your heart with its small-state charm and big-state adventures.

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Hidden Gems:

  1. The Gun Totem, Providence: An unusual monument made from concrete, steel, and used firearms from a buy-back program, standing 12 feet tall near the Federal Courthouse. It's a thought-provoking piece representing efforts to get guns off the streets​​.
  2. Umbrella Factory, Westerly: A charming farm with a history dating back to 1760, now housing a variety of shops selling everything from organic foodstuffs to hand-crafted items. Emus roam the grounds, adding to its unique character​​.
  3. Fort Wetherill, Jamestown: An abandoned fortress from the Revolutionary War era, now an eerie site covered with graffiti, offering a glimpse into the past with its imposing protective walls and tunnels​​.
  4. Sakonnet Garden, Little Compton: A tranquil hideaway with pathways leading through an array of plants, flowers, and trees. It's a great spot for garden enthusiasts to explore and enjoy the serene coastal environment​​.

Must-Do Activities:

  1. Cliff Walk, Newport: A 3.5-mile trail offering stunning views of the shoreline and Gilded Age mansions. It combines natural beauty with architectural splendor, making it a unique way to experience the area​​.
  2. Beavertail Lighthouse Museum, Jamestown: Enjoy breathtaking vistas of the New England coastline and explore the history and artifacts of the nation's 3rd oldest lighthouse​​.
  3. Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village, Providence: Home to a diverse range of animals and fun activities like hand-feeding giraffes and the Explore and Soar zipline​​.
  4. Newport Vineyards, Middletown: Offers "sip & savor" packages for tasting wines and beers paired with farm-focused, scratch-made food​​.

Instagrammable Spots:

  1. Blithewold Mansion, Bristol: This beautiful estate with its gardens and unique architecture offers a picturesque setting for photos​​.
  2. Castle Hill, Newport: Known for its lighthouse and panoramic views, it's a popular spot for capturing the essence of Rhode Island's maritime beauty​​.
  3. WaterFire, Providence: An art installation on the Providence River, this event presents a dramatic mix of fire and water, set to music, perfect for capturing unique night shots​​.
  4. Mohegan Bluffs, Block Island: Dramatic cliffs offering stunning ocean views, making it a breathtaking spot for photographers and nature lovers alike​​.

Each location and activity offers a unique way to experience the culture, history, and natural beauty of Rhode Island. Whether you're exploring hidden historical sites, engaging in exciting activities, or capturing the perfect Instagram shot, Rhode Island has an abundance of treasures waiting to be discovered.

     Current Weather in Rhode Island

   Time difference to the UK - 5 hours

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