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RHODE ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE



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.


NEWPORT

TOP 10 U.S. BRUNCH HOTELS
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 dining. The resort's quartet of restaurants supports local farmers and fishermen, serving fare created from delectable organic ingredients.
The Ocean Room at the Castle Hill Inn & Resort

The Lobby at the Hotel Viking
HOTELS
Hotel Viking
Despite the intimate atmosphere, this classic New England hotel offers many large-hotel amenities, such as conference space, an indoor pool and SpaTerre, offering body treatments and an array of massages.

Castle Hill Inn & Resort

HISTORIC MEETS HIP
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.

Providence


MORE RHODE ISLAND

A guest room at Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island
HOTEL REVIEW
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.

BOOKS
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 Official Rhode Island Tourism website:
www.visitrhodeisland.com

Guides for other parts of the world

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Whether looking to travel across the Australian Outback, the Canadian Rockies or historic Europe, these opulent trains will let travelers see the countryside in comfort.
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