Enjoy a sunset picnic on the Cliff Walk, curl up in a seaside bungalow, savor delicious food in Providence or simply listening to the waves crash on the beach. No matter what type of honeymoon you desire, Rhode Island can bring it all to life. With 400 miles of coastline, Rhode Island has a lot to offer honeymooners. It is considered the sailing capital of the world and home to the famed Gilded Age mansions. Providence offers renowned restaurants, award-winning theatre and vibrant arts scene, all enhanced by the elaborate river walk. Block Island’s natural beauty beckons you to unwind. Whether you head to South County’s pristine beaches, pedal East Bay’s splendid coastal bikeway, walk through history in Blackstone Valley or shop in Warwick, you'll experience authentic Rhode Island.
Find yourself getting lost in the American history of Rhode Island. With centuries or preserved history, the state offers one of the largest concentrations of historic landmarks. Scores of museums, from maritime to children’s museums, are scattered throughout the state. An exceptional appreciation of the performing arts is obvious with the state’s countless professional and community theater, dance and musical organizations.
New York Times and Gourmet have raved over the amazing diversity of culinary opportunities that Rhode Island has to offer. The restaurants boast a plethora of traditional New England fares along with unique local specialties. With the Atlantic Ocean as their backyard, it's not surprising that visitors come from near and far to enjoy the fresh seafood. Rhode Island's diverse culture has also had a huge impact on the restaurant scene. Italian, French, Portuguese and Asian cuisines come together to delight and entice any palate.
Destination Weddings bloom in Rhode Island with the many opportunities for a lovely, memorable wedding, from luxury city hotels in Providence to mansion receptions with beach view in Newport. Do you prefer high-rise and traditional? Relaxed and unique? Among the breathtaking choices are extraordinary hotels on the water and family-run vineyards that invite guests and your guests to its grape arbors, lawns, and views of pristine countryside.
No matter your taste, the Ocean State has something for everyone. Whether you are cruising along the scenic coastline, exploring the capital city, or discovering the historical sites, Rhode Island has you covered. Recharge in one of the oceanfront cottages in one of the romantic beach towns, cozy bed and breakfasts on rolling countryside hills or urban-chic hotels in the city. Choose your honeymoon, and take in the sweet sights, sounds and tastes that Rhode Island has to offer.
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- CAPITAL: Providence
- AREA CODE: 401
- TIME ZONE: Rhode Island is under the Eastern Standard Time Zone, and it observes daylight savings, beginning the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.
- WEATHER: Temperatures can get up to mid 80’s in the summer, though evenings can get cool with the sea breeze. In the winter, temps can drop to the low 20’s.
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- GETTING THERE: Highways, convenient airports, and bus and train facilities provide travelers with a variety of ways to get to get around and navigate Rhode Island.
- BEST TIME TO GO: Though Rhode Island is great place to visit any time of year, spring is the best. During the season, the weather is mild and the recently cleaned-up riverfront is beautiful. Being along the coast, parts of Rhode Island are a big hit during the summer. However, keep in mind that waterfront hotels sell out quickly so plan your trip well ahead.
- BLOCK ISLAND: Block Island, an 11-square-mile seaside resort located 12 miles off the Rhode Island coast, was named one of the last 12 great places in the Western Hemisphere by the Nature Conservancy.
- BEACHES: The Ocean State offers great access to more than 100 beaches.
- CLIFF WALK: Take a walk through millionaires’ backyards. Newport’s iconic 3.5 mile walkway is open to the public and loops around 60+ private properties. This National Recreation Trail path allows walkers to enjoy the beautiful seascape and breathtaking mansions.
- BLOCK ISLAND: Hop on the ferry from Newport and sail on over to Block Island. The trip will float you past white-sand beaches, boulder points and the Point Judith Light. With 17 miles of golden beaches, enjoy an easy day on the island.
- FORT ADAMS: In the middle of summer, a number of music-loving people head to the Fort for music festivals. Back in the day, the peninsula played a dynamic part in defending the Harbor from potential attacks. Today, it is a beautiful waterfront park with underground tunnels, rifle holes and plays host to some of the biggest names in folk and jazz music.