Rhode Island travel offers an abundance of gorgeous scenery, and the opportunity to say that you have visited the “Ocean State.” Travelers can make their way from historic Newport with its many mansions to Block Island located 13 miles off the coast to the state’s capital city, Providence. From the “summer homes” in Newport to the sparkling waters of the coast, Rhode Island travel has much to offer. Consult this Rhode Island travel guide for the hot spots and must-see sights.
Things Not to Miss in Rhode Island
• Touring the historic mansions in Newport
• Checking out the stacks at the Redwood Library, the oldest library in continuous use in the United States
• Splashing in the water at Scarborough State Beach
• Taking in the sight that is the Point Judith Lighthouse
When to Go to Rhode Island
You can visit Rhode Island any time of the year, but many will find that it is preferable to visit during the springtime when the weather is mild. From May to August, the state tends to get a lot of rain and downpours, which can put a damper on outside activities. During the winter months, travelers will have to face an abundance of snow and freezing temperatures.