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Why Should You Visit Rhode Island?

April 3rd, 2013 11:02 pm

Rhode Island, a state of the United States, is a nice place to visit. Its major recreational features are the existence of a number of beaches which can be perfectly assumed from the nickname of this state, which is, ‘The Ocean State’.

Narragansett Bay, a large part of Rhode Island, is a beautiful body of water with many islands and recreational opportunities. The sand here which is known as “baby sand”, is fine and easy on the feet and comfortable to lie on for sunbathing. Another beautiful beach which is shaped rounded by the tide action over millennia is Moonstone Beach. This beach is little uncomfortable to walk for the presence of stones on the sands, but it gives a charming natural view which nicely compensate that lacking.

The wave action of the ocean beaches is also nice. There’s nothing quite like the soothing sound of the ocean as it washes in and out on a sandy shore. Add the cries of gulls and other sea birds and you’ve got nature’s own melody. Lying on a beach in Rhode Island and listening to the birds and ocean can be one of the most soothing experiences. It’s no wonder that many people go to that tiny state for rest and relaxation.

The area of Rhode Island that has the most beaches is called South County. If you want to be near many beaches and also find great restaurants with fresh seafood, that’s the best place to stay. Like the rest of the state, it isn’t big but there are motels, hotels, and bed and breakfasts right near the water. Though summer is the most popular time of year to enjoy the beaches, from June to August, other seasons offer opportunities to enjoy them as well.

Because Rhode Island is part of New England, the changing seasons offer opportunities to enjoy the spectacular colors of leaves in Autumn. Have you ever walked on a beach in late Fall or Winter? You may have miles of beach to yourself and see spectacular waves crashing on a windswept shore. After a walk on the beach in the crisp air, a bowl of seafood chowder tastes even better.

In brief, Rhode Island is a right place to visit for who want to enjoy the true ocean experience in the Ocean.

Rhode Island – Travel Guide

March 13th, 2013 3:07 am

Rhode Island has four distinct seasons which can vary wildly depending on when you’re visiting. English is the dominant language in the state but don’t be surprised to hear others, especially Spanish and Portuguese. Lastly, Rhode Island is culturally part of the New England region.

Providence, the state’s capital and largest city, boasts a number of attractions and sites of interest.

Providence also offers plenty of places to relax as well. Roger Williams Park is the flagship park in the city and serves up plenty to do. Here, visitors will find the Roger Williams Park Zoo, the Roger Williams Botanical Center and the Roger Williams Carousel Village in addition to the park’s 427 acres of walking trails and greenery. Other great parks within Providence are Waterplace Park and the Riverwalk which offer excellent waterside views and areas to relax and socialize.

For shopping and dining, check out the Providence Place Mall, the top notch Italian restaurants in the Federal Hill neighborhood and the city’s many bars and pubs.

Newport, Rhode Island

Newport is home to some of the most stunning architecture in the United States. This gorgeous seaside city, located on Aquidneck Island, boasts numerous mansions as well as great shopping and dining opportunities.

The city of Newport is best known for its beautiful mansions, many of which were built in the 19th century by America’s elite. The largest mansion is The Breakers, a stunning enclave of wealth and luxury built by the famed Vanderbilt family.

Other stunning mansions in Newport include Belcourt Castle, Astor’s Beechwood Mansion, Chateau-sur-Mer, the Elms, Kingscote, Marble House, Rosecliff and even more.

Other attractions in Newport include the Museum of Yachting, the Newport Art Museum, the Naval War College Museum, the Newport Cliff Walk and Fort Adams. And don’t forget to pay a visit to Newport’s many restaurants, galleries, and boutiques.

Block Island

Located 12 miles off the shore of Rhode Island, Block Island is a charming and beautiful place to visit.

With its picturesque New England seaside feel, Block Island offers pristine and stunning beaches and breathtaking views. Be sure to visit the North Light, Mohegan Bluffs, the Block Island Historical Society and the South East Lighthouse.

Visitors can also go swimming, fishing, boating, bird watching and hiking.

Other great Rhode Island hotspots include the excellent beaches of Narragansett, historic East Greenwich, the many parks and historic sites of Pawtucket and the charming fishing village of Port of Galilee.