Rhode Island is the smallest state in the U.S. It is in the New England region of the United States. It has a one of the oldest history in the states of the United States of America. As it is one of the first few original colonies of which has got freedom from the British rule, the state is completely developed independently. Ironically it has become the last state to ratify as a part of the United States Constitution. It is nicknamed as the ‘Ocean State’, because of its various inlets and bays. Thanks to these bays it has been successful in entertaining visitors to the state over the years.
The small state has mostly rich culture and historic monuments in visit. The ancient architecture and the life style of the small state are very attractive and make you feel nostalgic. The state is very simple in its lifestyle which will get you laid back. There are some very nice cities which you can plan to go. Warwick, Blackstone Valley, East Bay, Block Island and Newport are some of the most important cities which you have to visit.
Here is a list of activities and places which you can do when you are going for a vacation to the Ocean State.
It is one of the best places to go if you want to see the nature up close. It is a 430 acre Victorian era park. There are many animals which are present in this park. The beauty of the park is the fact that the animals are left in their natural habitat. It has ponds, sidewalks, paddle boats and many more facilities. It is home to more than 1,500 animals which are 150 different species. It also has an in built planetarium and a Museum of Natural History. The Cormack Planetarium is one of the top attractions of the tourists.
|Roger Williams Park Location:||Providence, Rhode Island|
|Roger Williams Park Coordinates:||41.7839895°N 71.4108894°W|
|Roger Williams Park Built / Founded:||Feb. 12, 1872|
|Roger Williams Park Architect:||Cleveland, Horace William Shaler; Multiple|
|Roger Williams Park Architectural Style(s):||Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Other|
|Roger Williams Park Governing Body:||Local|
|Added to NRHP:||October 15, 1966|
Ever seen a mall which is as big as a palace. If no, then here is a chance to shop like a King.! The Providence Palace Mall which is placed right in the heart of the downtown of the city is the best place for people to go and shop. It is a fully carpeted 3-storey building which provides you with wonderful view of the river and the city which is below. You can find all your favorite brands in this mall and you can also treat your stomachs from any of the 8 restaurants which are available in the mall. You can also watch movies in the IMAX Theater.
|Providence Palace Mall Location||Providence, Rhode Island, USA|
|Providence Palace Mall Address||One Providence Place
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
|Providence Palace Mall Opening Date||August 20, 1999|
|Providence Palace Mall Owner||General Growth Properties|
|No. of Stores and Services||160|
|No. of Anchor Tenants||3|
|Providence Palace Mall Total Retail Floor Area||1,400,000 sq ft (130,000 m2)|
|Providence Palace Mall Parking||8,000 spaces|
|No. of Floors||3|
|Providence Palace Mall Website||ProvidencePlace.com|
Thanks to the various bays and inlets which come into Rohde Island, you can experience the amazing ferry trip which is in offer. The Block Island Ferry is a 30 minutes ride into the sea. It leaves from Point Judith and goes to various islands which are around. You are allowed to rent various means of transportation for you to commute in the area.
|The Block Island Ferry Coordinates: 41°10′11″N 71°34′48″W|
|The Block Island Ferry Country||United States|
|The Block Island Ferry State||Rhode Island|
|The Block Island Ferry County||Washington|
|The Block Island Ferry Government|
|- First Warden||Kimberly H. Gaffett|
|The Block Island Ferry Area|
|- Land||9.734 sq mi (25.2 km2)|
|The Block Island Ferry Population (2000)|
|Time Zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|The Block Island Ferry Area Code(s)||401|
|The Block Island Ferry Website||www.new-shoreham.com|
Cumberland, 30 Martin Street is the place where you will find Planet Garden. The place is filled with all kinds of accessories which are all made of stone. You can purchase anything you want from the store. There are garden gnomes to sculptures to garden benches which are made of stone. The beauty of the store is that, it gives you the perfect blend of the modern creativity with antique features.
For all you aeronautical lovers, Quonset Aviation Museum is the best place for you to go. It is located at the brink of East coast in the city of North Kingstown. There are various aircrafts which are in the showcase. These aircrafts are brought in from all around the world. Russian MIF-17, F-14 Tomcat Jet Fighter, TBM Avenger, A-4 Skyhawk are some of the starrers which are present in the museum.