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The Newport Cliff Walk in Rhode Island is a popular tourist attraction

Rhode Island Hotels, Restaurants, Spas and More

The tiny state of Rhode Island — it's a mere 48 miles long and 37 miles wide — offers gorgeous coastline, first-rate water sports, fab food and an abundance of historic and cultural attractions. Take your pick from Newport, the epitome of the New England waterfront resort, "Renaissance City" (and state capital) Providence to the dramatic bluffs of Block Island.


A view from the Ocean Room at Castle Hill Inn & Resort in Newport, Rhode Island
The Ocean Room at Castle Hill Inn
Situated on a 40-acre peninsula and offering breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay, Castle Hill Inn & Resort offers guests oceanfront seclusion and fabulous cuisine with a quartet of dining rooms. The resort supports local farmers and fishermen, serving fare created from delectable organic ingredients.

Find out more about dining at Castle Hill Inn & Resort

Enjoy the waterfront location of the Newport Marriott Hotel in Rhode Island
Newport Marriott
The Newport Marriott recently completed a $35 million renovation, and offers guests even more luxury and satisfaction than before. Enjoy the waterfront location, as well as a new restaurant, day and night bar, comfortable guest rooms and more.

Get more details in GAYOT's review

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Newport Hotel Search


A guest room at Providence Biltmore in Rhode Island

The skyline of downtown Providence in Rhode Island
Providence 72-Hour Vacation
Providence has been many things during its 350-year-plus history — manufacturing center, symbol of urban decay and, most recently, a city on the rise. Today, the Providence Renaissance is largely complete, as the Rhode Island capital combines urban sophistication of its cultural scene with the intimacy of a historic New England burg.

See what to do during your stay in Providence


The exterior of Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Ocean House
Set on a bluff overlooking the town of Watch Hill, Ocean House is a meticulous, $149-million recreation of the original 1868 hotel of the same name.

Read more in the GAYOT blog

Backroads of New England, by Kim Knox Beckius, is part picture book and part travel guide
Backroads of New England

Part picture book, part travel guide, Backroads of New Englandcelebrates the beauty and history of this part of the country through stories, photographs and touring suggestions. Author Kim Knox Beckius' appreciation of this part of the country is apparent in the descriptions of the area and careful construction of the book. So grab Backroads of New England, jump in your car and get ready, because her love for New England is infectious.

Visit the Rhode Island Tourism official website

Newport Cliff Walk image courtesy Rhode Island Tourism official website


Calling all oenophiles! GAYOT has picked the Top 10 Wine Routes in the World that offer beautiful views, miles of vineyards and, of course, good wine.
Park City is popular as a winter getaway, but it also makes for a fun summer destination. Here's a list of the Top 10 Things to Do in Park City in Summer that will keep you entertained.