Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island.

Planning Your Time in Newport, RI

Helpful tips on planning your time in Newport, RI–the quintessential New England maritime town–from exploring the city’s fascinating history to sampling its signature creative cuisines.

Newport is a well-preserved colonial seaport community.

Where to Go in Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a land of separate communities; you don’t so much vacation in Rhode Island as you do in Providence, Newport, South County, or Block Island, and it’s always a short drive to the next town over.

A sailboat in the water near Newport Bridge at twilight.

Rhode Island Travel Planning: When to Go

Rhode Island has appeal in every season. Autumn means brilliant red and orange foliage, apple picking, and hayrides; spring is an excuse to seek any of over two dozen state parks; summer is for beaches; and winter calls for cozying up in seaside B&Bs.

Volunteers doing shoreline cleanup at Misquamicut State Beach.

8 Best Rhode Island Beaches

Rhode Island may be tiny, but it contains over 400 miles of coastline, along which you’ll find over 100 public and private beaches. If sunbathing and swimming are on your agenda but you’re not sure where to begin, here are the best Rhode Island beaches for families, for solitude, for surfing, and more.

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Moon Rhode Island

Rhode Island native Liz Lee offers comprehensive coverage of Rhode Island, from isolated Block Island to urban Providence. Lee provides unique trip ideas, including “Eating Your Way Through the Ocean State,” “Nature Lovers’ Tour,” and “7-Day Best of Rhode Island.” Whether you want to sail Narragansett Bay or visit Newport’s International Tennis Hall of Fame, […]

Moon Spotlight Newport

Moon Spotlight Newport is a 65-page compact guide covering the best of this lovely seaside city. New England natives Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall offer their firsthand advice on must-see attractions, as well as maps with sightseeing highlights, so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on […]

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Moon Take a Hike Boston

Pastoral landscapes, craggy summits, and quiet, wooded hills lie just a stone’s throw from New England’s largest urban center. Because of the stunning scenery around the city, hiking in Boston is more than a trek around town. In Moon Take a Hike Boston, avid outdoorswoman Jacqueline Tourville shows you the best hikes in and around […]

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Moon Spotlight Providence

Moon Spotlight Providence is a 70-page compact guide covering the best of Providence, including Waterplace Park and Riverwalk, Kennedy Plaza, Jackson-Gardner Park, and the Cranston Street Armory. Authors Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall offer their seasoned advice on must-see attractions, and include maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. […]

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Moon New England

Massachusetts residents Michael Blanding and Alexandra Hall know the best way to experience New England—from fishing in Gloucester to visiting the shores of Acadia National Park. Blanding and Hall include unique trip ideas, such as History and Literature Tour, Experiencing Small Town New England, and South Coast Diversion. From strolls along the streets of New […]