An Insider’s Guide
to Rhode Island Travel

Everything you need to plan
a memorable Rhode Island vacation!

Rhode Island may be America’s smallest state, but it’s BIG on charm.
And natural beauty. The local food is great, too. Trust me...I grew up in Little Rhody.

Are you planning a trip to Rhode Island? If so, you’re in for a treat. And the Rhode Island Travel Handbook can help you with all the details...

View from the porch of the Surf Hotel (Block Island, Rhode Island)

If you love the water, you’ll find plenty of it in Rhode Island. Even though the state is only 48 miles long, it has 400 of miles of shoreline along both Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

That means that you’re always just minutes from one of the state’s scenic beaches, a picturesque coastline drive or a restaurant with a fabulous water view.

Speaking of restaurants, you’re going to love the food in Rhode Island. From fresh, just-caught seafood to Italian dishes made from old family recipes...and everything in between.

And don’t forget to save room for dessert, because Rhode Island is the place to go if you love homemade ice cream!

Map of some popular tourist destinations in Rhode Island

How this website can help you plan
a Rhode Island Vacation

Before going on any trip, I spend a lot of time researching hotels, restaurants and activities...and if I can find some bargains along the way, even better!

The Rhode Island Travel Handbook will have all of that information…and more:

  • I’ll give you the inside scoop on the top Rhode Island attractions as well as local favorites you won’t find in standard guidebooks. (Be sure to read about WaterFire's an event that attracts thousands of locals and tourists!)
  • You’ll find interesting things to do in Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, as well as in the state’s smaller towns like Bristol and Wickford. (You’ll love Bristol…it’s a charming town that’s home to the country’s oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration.)
  • You’ll be able to select the best Rhode Island restaurants for your taste and budget, whether you need kid-friendly cuisine or romantic ambiance for two. (For an authentic Italian experience, head to Federal Hill, Providence’s own “Little Italy.”)
  • Browse our Where to Stay pages and you’ll find the best hotel for your needs near Providence, Newport or even out on Block Island. (Rhode Island also has plenty of quaint B&Bs, so I’ll have details on those, too.)
  • Every week, I’ll be adding more and more content to this site, covering everything from the Rhode Island arts scene and popular wineries to the best Rhode Island beaches and shopping. (Check out the RISD Museum Store for jewelry, furniture and one-of-a-kind pieces designed by artists from the Rhode Island School of Design.)

So, grab your favorite beverage and start browsing through the Rhode Island Travel Handbook. I hope it helps you plan a Rhode Island vacation that brings lasting memories to you and your loved ones.

Thanks for visiting!