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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 State of Rhode Islandbobbing 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.

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  • Dorr Rebellion | Rhode Island's Very Own, Very Small Civil War

    Dorr Rebellion | Rhode Island's Very Own, Very Small Civil War

    The Civil War was not the only time Americans fought against each other. In 1842, nineteen years before Confederate General Pierre G.T. Beauregard fired his batteries at Fort Sumter, a very different army of very different men trained their cannons upon the armory in Providence, RI. This was the beginning of the...Read more

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  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island, the smallest state in the Union, won't hesitate to tell you how well they do "firsts:" first state to declare independence, first Jewish synagogue in the country—the list goes on and on!
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