Rhode Island is a state in the northeast of the United States. The state has a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean in the south. In addition, Massachusetts borders the state in the Northeast and Connecticut in the West. It also has a maritime border with New York.
The first European-American settlement in the state was called Providence Plantation. Rhode Island was one of the 13 original colonies and the last one to ratify the Constitution of the United States. Now it is the smallest state in America. However, it is the second most densely populated (after New Jersey). It also has the longest official name. The capital of the state is Providence. Plus, Providence is the largest city in the state.
Unofficially, many refer to Rhode Island as “The Ocean State.” Plus, tourists love it for its beaches, farms, rich culture, fascinating outdoor getaways, the fishing village of Point Judith and the historic city of Newport. Even though Rhode Island is small, it offers a surprising amount of popular tourist attractions.
Newport is a world-famous sailing capital and a home for the famous mansions of the Gilded Age. The mansions resemble the palaces of the European royal families. Plus, Newport was the state’s major destination for the super-rich community in the early 20th century. On the other hand, Portland with its marked restaurants, award-winning theater, fabulous art scene and beautiful river walk, is also full of history and culture. Lastly, Portland attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
It is easy to see what attracts visitors to Rhode Island. The state is home to miles of pristine beaches, an idyllic island, and magnificent bikeways along the coast. Plus, a rich industrial history, numerous museums for every taste, and a number of professional and community theaters provide a profound sense of culture. History is in the air in this quaint state. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy.
November 21, 2016 12:09 pm