It's time to pack up and head to Rhode Island for a vacation. The smallest state by area in the U.S., Rhode Island has more to do than you can shake a lobster claw at. Rent a timeshare in Newport, Jamestown or on Block Island. It doesn't matter where - you're close to everything in Rhode Island!
A fascinating little state, Rhode Island is full of historical firsts. It was the first colony to declare its independence from England, the first proposal of a Continental Congress was made at a town meeting in Providence, Newport had the first streets to be illuminated by gaslight, and Rhode Island's capital building was the first building in the U.S. to be built with an all-marble dome (today that dome is the fourth-largest self-supporting marble dome in the world).
Rhode Island's official nickname is the "Ocean State" and for good reason. Half of this state consists of over 30 islands scattered throughout Narragansett Bay. With over 400 miles of ocean shoreline, maritime life permeates Rhode Island's culture. Take a drive along its picturesque coast to view magnificent waves crashing against rugged rocks. Since you're visiting the "Sailing Capital of the World" you might want to charter a sailboat for the same sight-seeing excursion from the water. Or simply choose between relaxing on the beach in the sun, or a leisurely walk by the shore.
Exploring the mansions along Newport's coastline is a popular excursion for tourists. By following the "Newport County Gilded Age Trail" you'll be able to see what once were the glittering summer homes of wealthy families such as the Astors and the Vanderbilts. Many are open for tours.
The "Providence Heritage Trail" invites you to sample the many colonial and Revolutionary War sites that made Rhode Island such an important player in America's fight for Independence.
Rhode Island is also proud to say "Welcome to Foodie Paradise!" Of course fresh seafood is in abundance - from clam shacks to lobster houses you'll get your fill! There are even gastronomy delights that you can only find in Rhode Island such as gaggers and snail salad and clam cake. From grinders to pizza strips to Clams Casino if you certainly won’t leave Rhode Island hungry! See all timeshares in Rhode Island available for rent.
(Photo shown is Wyndham Inn on the Harbor)