What to see in Rhode Island, New England (with Map & Photos)

Rhode Island - the main resorts and areas, excursions and attractions, museums, reviews of tourists about Rhode Island.

Rhode Island (The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations), or "little Rhodey", is one of the states of New England, located in the northeastern United States, on the Atlantic coast. The capital and largest city is Providence. It is the smallest of the states, with an area of ​​only 3,140 square meters. km. Historically, Rhode Island is famous for being one of 13 American colonies that declared their independence from England and united into the United States.

Rhode Island Border
Rhode Island

The land of hope and freedom is Rhode Island. It was founded in 1636 by the English priest Roger Williams, who preached religious tolerance for European settlers and advocated for the rights of the indigenous Narragansett Indians. Leading US politicians, including Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, argued that Williams 'ideas became the basis for the 1st amendment of the Constitution, which secures citizens' freedom of religion, speech and public assembly. Modern Rhode Island carefully preserves its historical past, on which democratic statehood is based, so revered by the Americans, sometimes overly pretentious, but always worthy of respect.

Geography


Rhode Island neighbors Massachusetts to the north and east and Connecticut to the west. The southern border is formed by the Atlantic Ocean, in the southwest there is a small section of the border with the state of New York. Rhode Island is also called the "Ocean State" because of its considerable coastline. This geographical location is very favorable for summer tourism and recreation, but at the same time there is a risk of being hit by the elements in winter, when strong winds hit the coast of the state, bringing blizzards and storms.

Rhode Island Border
Rhode Island

How to get to Rhode Island


The closest passenger airport to Providence is Boston's Logan Airport. Rhode Island is easily accessible from Boston and New York by car or intercity bus. Developed in the state and daily rail service between Providence and Boston, New York, Washington, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

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