Rhode Island | The Ocean State
Photo/Art by Catherine Scott
Rhode Island – where small is beautiful …
Rhode Island packs a lot of living into a small footprint. America’s littlest state was named in the 1600s for its red clay, or maybe it was for the Isle of Rhodes. And, by the way, most of it isn’t even an island. What’s indisputable, however, is that Rhode Island’s beaches are brilliant. Waterfront dining is as plentiful as the surfers bobbing in Narragansett Bay, not to mention the many elegant inns on the water and off. Seaside villages such as Watch Hill are among the prettiest you’ll see anywhere. And the splendor of Newport’s mansions suggests Downton Abbey—but with an ocean view. Palatial homes, cliff walks, the amazing spectacle of WaterFire in Providence, kayaking around Block Island, shopping in classic villages … Expect endless enticements from this tiny state.
There's much to be said for a cozy country Christmas, for simple pleasures and silent nights. But on a recent gray December day, I was craving a concentrated dose of over-the-top holiday wonder. I headed down to Newport to take a tour of three of its most famous mansions: The Elms, The Marble House,...Read more
For more than a century and a half, Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island, has been a resting place for many of the state's most notable citizens, and a source of serenity and beauty for all who enter. Set back slightly from Providence’s busy Blackstone Boulevard recreation path, a pair...Read more
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