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The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (commonly known as Rhode Island) is the smallest state in the United States, and the state with the longest official name. Rhode (pronounced "Road") Island is part of the New England region, and was the first of the thirteen original American colonies to declare independence from British rule, signaling the start of the American Revolution.

Regions Rhode Island : Blackstone Valley, Block Island, East Bay, Newport County, Providence, South County and Warwick / West Bay
 
Counties Rhode Island : Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence and Washington
 
Cities and Towns Rhode Island : Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick, Woonsocket and more


State Capital Rhode Island : Providence.


camping, car hire, holiday rentals, hotels, tour operators, travel guides, travel to rhode island 

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Camping / Campgrounds / RV Parks

  Go Camping America   -   National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC)
  Koa   -   Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
  Funroads   -  Get Outta Town!

Car Rentals Rhode Island

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Car Rental USA  Sixt   -    

Holiday Homes / Apartments

  VR Connection
Vacation homes, condos, cabins and villas, offered directly by owner. Simply browse and search our properties for that perfect vacation spot.

Hotels in Rhode Island

  Booking.com   -   Hotel Guide Rhode Island
Most popular Hotels in and around Rhode Island : Providence, Newport, Warwick, Middletown, Charlestown, Pawtucket, Westerly, Narragansett, Wakefield, Cranston, Smithfield...

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

   -   Motel 6 and Red Roof

  Hotels.com   -    

National Parks / State Parks

  National Park Service
The NPS works with communities to preserve and care for neighborhood treasures. They also work with teachers to create unique opportunities for students to learn about history at the real places where events unfolded.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

   -   Create your perfect trip to Rhode Island
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Local Travel Organizations / Tour Operators :

  Providence   -   Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
Providence is a unique blend of Old World charm and modern sophistication. Duck into a funky bistro for a bite to eat. Glide down the Providence River in a gondola. Lace up your ice skates and take a twirl around the rink. You can do it all right in the heart of the city.
With 39 miles of coastline and architecture that echoes its colonial roots, Warwick is rich with scenic beauty. It is a city made up of more than 30 small villages, each with its own name and distinct personality. Centrally located in the heart of Rhode Island, Warwick is an ideal destination.

Travel Guides Rhode Island / Travel Related Books

Travel Guides USA Travel Guides USA  [ amazon.co.uk ]

Transportation / How do I travel to Rhode Island

Car rental 
Providence Airport   -   Providence Green Airport   -   T.F. Green Airport [ PVD ]

Other airports in RI, see Airnav.com

Car rental  Block Island   -   Block Island State Airport [ KBID ]
Car rental  Newport   -   Newport State Airport [ KUUU ]
Car rental  North Kingstown   -   Quonset State Airport [ KOQU ]
Car rental  Pawtucket   -   North Central State Airport [ KSFZ ]
Car rental  Providence   -   Downtown Providence Helistop [ RI9 ]
Car rental  West Kingston   -   Richmond Airport [ 08R ]
Car rental  Westerly   -   Westerly State Airport [ KWST ]

   

 
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KLM UK 
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines take you to hundreds of destinations everywhere in the world.

  Airline Tickets Rhode Island / Bargain Flights

  Amtrak   -   American Railways

Car rental  Bonanza Bus Lines
Bonanza Bus Lines was founded in Newport, Rhode Island in 1955.
Car rental  Greyhound Lines   -   Coach Line

Car rental  MBTA [ Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority ]
Car rental  RIDOT [ Rhode Island Department of Transportation ]
Car rental  RIPTA [ Rhode Island Public Transit Authority ]
You'll find all sorts of information here, from a history of mass public transit in RI to details about specific routes our buses take throughout the state.
Car rental  RITBA [ Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority ]
Traffic & Road Conditions, Bulletins & Announcements, Directions, pell Bridge Newport, Mt. Hope Bridge, and more.

Car rental  Maps of Rhode Island [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castañeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


Links


  Rhode Island Government

Car rental  Providence   -   Providence & Warwick [ Tourism ]
Car rental  City of Providence   -   State Capital Rhode Island
Car rental  Port of Providence   -   New England's Premiere Deep Water Port

Car rental  Narragansett Indian Tribe Online
The Narragansett Indians are the descendants of the aboriginal people of the State of Rhode Island.

Car rental  Blackstone Valley
Where it all began. The birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. Bucolic pastures. History and nature juxtaposed.
Car rental  Block Island   -   Block Island Tourism Council   -   virtual view of this beautiful island.
Described by the Nature Conservancy as "one of the last great places on earth." It's a hideaway so breathtaking you won't want to leave.
Block Island is truly Nature's Treasure on the Sea, offering an unspoiled rural setting where a visitor can feel like they have stepped back to a gentler, quieter time. The Island offers a rich history, miles of sandy beaches and wealth of activities including fishing, boating, biking, swimming, walking and some of the best bird watching in the country.
Car rental  Block Island   -   New Shoreham   -   Block Island Chamber of Commerce
There's a story about a visitor who went into a café on the island and asked some of the regulars where the beach was. Four of the patrons turned around and each pointed in a different direction. Well, they all got it right. Perhaps the real reason Block Island was put on this earth was to make sure everybody gets enough beach time. More than 350 freshwater ponds (from natural springs) and 17 miles of beach invite you to jump in the surf, spend a lazy afternoon building a sandcastle or burying Dad in sand. Indulge in the novel you've never finished, or just take a snooze.
Car rental  Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce
Car rental  East Bay
Miles and miles of craggy coastline. Rows and rows of historic homes. Acres and acres of "quintessential New England." Boat building capital.
Car rental  Newport Region
Cosmopolitan. Artsy. Maritime. Technology-intensive. Internationally acclaimed. A four seasons resort.
Car rental  Providence   -   Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
Spectacular architecture, gourmet restaurants, lively arts and creative scene, great shopping, fabulous riverwalks. Medicine and education. The center of it all.
Car rental  South County   -   South County Tourism Council
Unspoiled beaches. Oceanfront living and playing. Hiking, biking and relaxing. University atmosphere. A great place to unwind.
Car rental  Warwick / West Bay
A traveler's stepping off point. Hassle free airport and transportation links. Marinas and nautical amenities. Historic charm and comfortable accommodations

Car rental  Bristol
Towns : Barrington, Bristol and Warren.
Car rental  Kent
Cities & Towns : Coventry, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Greenwich and West Warwick
Car rental  Newport County   -   Newport County Chamber of Commerce
The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is one of Rhode Island's largest business advocacy organizations formed to enhance the business, civic and economic vitality of Newport County and greater Rhode Island.
Cities & Towns : Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth and Tiverton
Car rental  Providence
Car rental  Washington County
Originally named King's County and changed to its present name in 1781, the county is usually known within the state as South County.

Car rental  Barrington [ Bristol County ]   -   City of Barrington
In July of 2005, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Barrington sixth on its list of the 100 best places to live in the United States.
Car rental  Bristol [ Bristol County ]   -   Online Bristol   -   Tourism   -   Destination Bristol
Destination Bristol is a non profit organization of the museums and accommodations in Bristol. Its mission is to promote Bristol as a destination for tourism, corporate and social events in ways that will sustain and enhance our community character and historic heritage.
Car rental  Burrillville
Car rental  Central Falls   -   Central Falls
Car rental  Charlestown
Car rental· Coventry   -   Town of Coventry
Car rental  Cranston   -   City of Cranston
Car rental· Cumberland
Car rental· East Greenwich   -   East Greenwich Town Hall - EG Chamber of Commerce
The Town is bounded on the East by Narragansett Bay and four hills roll up from the coast to the West Greenwich town line. The downtown area of East Greenwich was initially settled to support the surrounding farming area. As the town grew, so did the commercial center. The protected cove brought trade ships from the far corners of the world and gave safe harbor to local fishermen.
Car rental  East Providence   -   East Providence
Car rental  East Providence   -   City of East Providence
Car rental· Exeter
Car rental· Foster
Car rental· Glocester
Car rental· Jamestown
Car rental· Lincoln
Car rental· Middletown
Car rental· Narragansett
Car rental  New Shoreham
Car rental· Newport   -   City of Newport
Car rental· North Kingstown
Car rental  North Providence
Car rental· North Smithfield
Car rental· Pawtucket   -   City of Pawtucket
Car rental· Portsmouth
Car rental· Providence   -   City of Providence
Car rental· Richmond
Car rental· Scituate
Car rental· Smithfield
Car rental· South Kingstown
Car rental· Tiverton
Car rental· Warren [ Bristol County ]   -   Warren
Car rental· Warwick   -   City of Warwick
Centrally located in the heart of Rhode Island, Warwick is an ideal place to stay and see everything that our state has to offer. Warwick's central location makes it an ideal destination for tourist and business travelers alike.
Warwick is a city made up of over 30 villages, each with its own special identity. Historic houses line the streets, and many of the villages conduct annual festivals, celebrating the history and beauty of the area. Additionally, historic walking tours are a great way to explore the history and lore of the villages of Apponaug and Pawtuxet.
If you enjoy the water, Warwick has more than 39 miles of beautiful coastline with several fresh and salt water beaches and two historic lighthouses, as well as many waterfront restaurants. The city also has 12 marinas and more boat slips, moorings and marine services than any other city or town in the state.
Car rental· West Warwick
Car rental· Westerly
Car rental· Woonsocket   -   City of Woonsocket

Car rental  News   -   EastbayRI
Barrington Times, Bristol Phoenix, East Providence Post, NTW (Newport), Sakonnet Times, Seekonk Star, Swansea News, Westport Shorelines and Warren Times.
Car rental  News   -   The Providence Journal
Car rental  Radio   -   Rhode Island Public Radio
Car rental  TV   -   Rhode Island PBS
Car rental  University   -   University of Rhode Island

Cuisine   -   Rhode Island Recipes

  Gbclam.com [ from East Greenwich ]   -   see 'Recipes' and 'Usefull Links'
Rhode Island Clam Bakes. Freshest lobster available on the web from the ocean to your house within 24 hours. If it is superior quality you are looking for you should try gbclam.com!
Car rental  Rhode Island Fruit Growers Association   -   see 'Recipes' [ Local Cook Book ]
Some of these Recipes have been passed down for many generations. Now its your turn to try one out.
Growing fresh fruit and vegetables on beautiful farmlands is a long-standing Rhode Island tradition. The Rhode Island Fruit Growers Association, made up of over 40 local farmers, has grown high quality fresh fruits and vegetables for Rhode Island for nearly 100 years.

Car rental  Clamkin Family Homepage [ ©1978, 1991 Millimac Licensing Co. ]   -   see 'Cookbook'
The Clamkins are cartoon characters created by Bruce Ingrassia. The figures are made from real clam shells, fur and "wiggle" eyes. Hundreds of cartoons and stories have been created using the characters - many are available for printing or downloading from this web site.
The 1st Ever Clam & Craft Cookbook features delicious clam recipes and cartoons.
Car rental  The Providence and Rhode Island Cookbook : Big Recipes from the Smallest State
By Linda Beaulieu
Celebrate the state's biggest flavors with recipes such as : South County Chicken Potpie, Lobster and Asparagus Agnolotti, Lobster and Corn Fritters, Glocester Cranberry Apple Pie, Rhode Island Indian Meal Cornbread, Narragansett Strudel and Block Island Monkfish Wrapped in Bacon.
Rhode Islanders have an ongoing fascination with food. Some attribute this to the state's ethnic mix: a large Italian population that has an inherent love of food, wine, and the good life; people of French and Portuguese descent, whose ancestral recipes are now a part of Rhode Island cuisine; and the Native Americans who were the first to use the bounty of the sea and land to prepare their meals. Whatever the reasons, Rhode Island's food traditions are steeped in history and today are part of a vibrant food subculture. In The Providence and Rhode Island Cookbook, author Linda Beaulieu explores the food of the Ocean State, especially in and around Providence, and reveals how such a small state can have so many big flavors.
With more than 200 recipes and engaging sidebars about food, local lore, and state history, this book celebrates the dishes and culinary terms that are unique to Rhode Island. Home cooks will learn how to make their own Wimpy Skippys (spinach pies) or Zeppoles, and visitors will discover what a quahog is, how a cabinet can fit neatly in their hand, and why an Awful, Awful isn't awful at all.
Paperback: 272 pages; Publisher: Globe Pequot; 1.00 edition (November 1, 2005); ISBN: 0762731370

History Rhode Island

Car rental  History of Rhode Island [ Wikipedia ]
In '1614 the Dutch explorer Adriaen Block visited the island that is now called' Block Island. Native American inhabitants included the Narragansett tribe, occupying most of the area, and the closely related Niantic tribe. Most of the Native Americans...

Car rental  National Register of Historical Places
Car rental  Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum
The Tomaquag Museum maintains a collection of Native American artifacts from across the continent, but is especially proud of its large and varied collection of Southern New England ash splint baskets.

Music, Art & Culture, Entertainment

Car rental  Culture Rhode Island [ Wikipedia ]
Rhode Island has a unique and fascinating culture that distinguishes its people not only from other regions, but from neighboring New England states, and even fellow Rhode Island towns.
Rhode Islanders speak with a distinct accent that many compare to a "Brooklyn" or a cross between a New York and Boston accent. The residents of this state also speak with a unique vernacular that many have dubbed "Rhode Islandese."...


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