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Bordered by Connecticut and Massachusetts, Rhode Island is a state located in the region of New England. Out of the 50 states, it is the smallest and the second-most densely populated. Its coastal location means locals and visitors can enjoy the sandy shores, while having the also enjoying easy access to cities like Providence, Cranston, Newport, Warwick, and Pawtucket. While you’re here, try out the exceptional seafood, as well as the state’s popular official beverage—“coffee milk.”

Best things to do in Rhode Island

This state offers people a range of activities to pursue, most of which are completely free of cost. For example, visitors are free to explore Rhode Island’s natural sites such as Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge in Charlestown, Beavertail State Park, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Neutaconkanut Hill, and Sakonnet Point where you can also visit the historic lighthouse. For something a little more daring, you could look into sailing, fishing, and kayaking, which are all a lot of fun in this beautiful area of coastline.

Tourism in Rhode Island

Rhode Island currently has a population of just over one million, yet this doesn’t dissuade the small-town feel that resonates so strongly here. There’s a real sense of community here and travelers coming to the area will receive one of the warmest welcomes in America. The area benefits greatly from tourism, especially in the summer when Rhode Island truly comes to life with endless festivals, fairs, and parties across the state. It was also one of the first colonies in America and one of the first to break away from the British in order to declare independence.

Best time of year to visit Rhode Island

While summer is a simply magnificent time to visit Rhode Island, you won’t have a massive window to make sure you’re there in time for the good weather. Compared to other states, Rhode Island, unfortunately, has very short summers and the winters are very cold; the average temperature drops to around 20° Fahrenheit overnight in January.

Top outdoor destinations in Rhode Island

With lagoons and sandy shores to the east, the further west you go, the more forested Rhode Island becomes, with areas such as the beautiful Lincoln Woods State Forest. Hop across to Newport, which used to be the pinnacle of high-society in the mid 19th century, and take a tour around this highly acclaimed and historic area, or take a ride down the famous Ocean Drive. Discover Jerimoth Hill, Rhode Island’s highest point, and explore many more hills, lakes, and ponds in the region to make it a truly memorable stay!