Mohegan Bluffs along the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island.

Block Island Bicycle Tour

Perhaps the most fun and convenient way to experience Block Island’s beaches, bluffs, and bird sanctuaries is by bicycle, an eco-friendly and widely accepted mode of transportation for island visitors and locals alike.

A great blue heron hunts along the Blackstone River in Rhode Island.

Best Bird-Watching on Rhode Island

Bird-watching on Rhode Island is a big local hobby. With over 400 species to spot, here’s where to go for the best bird-watching all through the year.

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6 Classic Rhode Island Foods

Here are some of the most commonly encountered—and uniquely delicious—Rhode Island foods travelers should try, along with the best restaurants for each.

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.