Welcome to Rhode Island!
From this page you can explore each of Rhode Island's five counties where you will find travel, tourism and recreation-related businesses sorted for you by topic and by geography. You can get driving directions, read history, look at local community websites and plan your weekend, week vacation or even re-location. What to do, where to eat, shop, stay, worship and more, here in Rhode Island, all at your fingertips! Enjoy!
RHODE ISLAND is the smallest state of the Union, at a mere 48 miles long by 37 miles wide, and tends to be overlooked as a destination, even if it is home to more than twenty percent of the nation's historical landmarks.
Despite its size, Rhode Island has over four hundred miles of coastline, hacked out of the Narragansett Bay; it is, in fact, made up of over thirty tiny islands, including Hope and Despair. The " Ocean State " therefore developed through sea trade, whaling and smuggling. Today, the state's principal destinations are its two original ports: well-heeled Newport , yachting capital of the world, with good beaches and outrageously extravagant mansions, and the colonial college town of Providence. Block Island , about thirty miles south of Newport, has a popular state beach, while the rest of Rhode Island is largely made up of sleepy small towns and fishing ports. Click here to find any Rhode Island town.