Rhode Island's principal destinations are its two original ports: well-heeled Newport
, yachting capital of the world and Providence, the state capital.
The City of Newport is not only one of America's oldest cities, the community also has the distinction of having more original colonial period buildings than any other early American city.Providence
is the only U.S. city to be named one of the "Top Ten Up-and-Coming Travel Destinations" by the Wall Street Journal. With a thriving arts community, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods and a renowned restaurant scene, Providence is the perfect place to visit.Block Island
, about thirty miles south of Newport, has a very popular state beach.