About RI


Rhode Island is the smallest of the U.S. states, measuring only about 48 miles long and 37 miles wide. What Rhode Island lacks in size, it makes up for in cultural richness and natural beauty. Referred to as “the Ocean State,” Rhode Island is best known for its sandy shores and seaside colonial towns. Among the most iconic is the city of Newport, a popular tourist destination that draws in thousands each year looking to experience the city’s historic mansions, rich sailing history, shopping, and scenery.

Drive a short distance inland toward the head of Narragansett Bay and you find the city of Providence, the state’s capital and one of the oldest cities in the U.S. Considered a more affordable and practicable alternative to nearby Boston and New York, the city of Providence was recently named "America's Coolest City" by GQ. 

Founded almost four centuries ago, historic landmarks and attractions are abundant throughout Providence as are several prestigious universities including The Rhode Island School of Design, Johnston & Wales and Brown University, a nationally acclaimed Ivy League school.

Rhode Island also offers an incredible amount of visitor attractions and amenities within its borders. With its innovative arts scene, distinctive cuisine, trendy shopping, thriving nightlife, and miles of stunning beaches, Rhode Island offers an endless list of things to do, all within a short drive.  

Rhode Island comprises five counties: Providence, Newport, Bristol, Kent and Washington