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On vacation with kids to: Rhode Island, USA.
The State of Rhode Island, also called 'the Ocean State', is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. Rhode Island is bordered on the north and east by Massachusetts, on the west by Connecticut, and on the south by the Atlantic Ocean.
It is the smallest state by area and despite its name, most of the state of Rhode Island lies on the North American mainland.
Rhode Island has an estimated population of 1,076,189 (2005) and with an estimated population of 176,862 (2005) the largest city and capital of Rhode Island is Providence.
Rhode Island is mostly flat with no real mountains and home to a number of oceanfront beaches.
The State of Rhode Island is an example of a warm, summer humid continental climate with hot, rainy summers and cold, snowy winters.
For more than 100 years, Rhode Island's beaches have been attracting summer vacationers from all around the country and Rhode Island still offers families a vacation to a time when relaxation and rejuvenation were reason enough for taking a trip. If the 400 miles of shoreline and seascapes don’t convince you to come for a visit then maybe the variety of a New England experience with all of its child-friendly attractions, family accommodations, first-class restaurants and shopping will.
Rhode Island has two distinct natural regions. Eastern Rhode Island contains the lowlands of the Narragansett Bay, while Western Rhode Island forms part of the New England Upland.
Blackstone Valley is a historic area with plenty of recreation in parks such as picnicking, camping, fishing, and hiking.
Greater Providence is known for its culture and history, but also for it's fine dining and historic architecture.
The Warwick & West Bay region is known for its 'Miracle Mile of Shopping'. All major department stores, specialty shops and boutiques that can be found here.
Warwick also offers beach access and is a major boating area.
Narragansett Bay is the watery heart of Rhode Island and is a major feature of the state's topography. Everything here revolves around water activities. Narragansett, located on the southern shore, is a popular family vacation spot for Rhode Island beach vacations.
The East Bay region consists of four towns and is known for its history.
South County is a popular family vacation area too. The area is loaded with sandy beaches and water activities.
The South Country has activities for the whole family like water skiing, whale watching, shopping, touring and lots of beach activities. Here you'll find the historic 'Flying Horse Carousel', the oldest in the nation, and now is used as a ride for children only.
Block Island, about 12 miles (19 km) offshore and accessed by ferry, is a popular Rhode Island vacation destination for your vacation with the kids. The area is known by vacationers for its unique blend of flora and fauna caused by the island’s climate and relaxed atmosphere on the beaches and on the water.
Popular activities are, visiting wildlife refuges, cycle past sand dunes, explore the Northlight lighthouse, and relax on beautiful beaches. Within the Bay, there are over 30 islands. The largest is Aquidneck Island, shared by the municipalities of Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth. The second-largest island is Conanicut, the third-largest is Prudence.
The larger cities of Providence and Newport provide the big-city attractions.
Newport, also known as 'the glittering city-by-the-Sea' is both an exciting resort community and a quaint New England town.
Rhode Island’s capital city Providence is Known for its historic landmarks and magnificent architecture. Here you can enjoy all big city attractions like first-class cuisine, shopping, art galleries and museums.
Rhode Island is a small state perfect for a vacation with the kids, with a surplus of history, plenty of recreation, and overall fun.
Popular cities and towns in Rhode Island:
Some of the major and most popular cities and towns in Rhode Island are: Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence, Woonsocket, Newport and Central Falls.
Rhode Island has lots of accommodations suited for your vacation with the kids. You can take a look at the accommodations section to find out what to look for in a accommodation suited for your children. With more than 400 miles of coastline and more than 100 public and private beaches Rhode Island offers lots of child friendly beachfront accommodations. Almost everything in Rhode Island is family-friendly! In Rhode Island you'll find lodging accommodations ranging from child friendly bed and breakfasts to beach front inns to to family hotels and motels to RV Parks and campgrounds. Or why not choose a vacation rental by owner New England style or one of the private vacation rental homes that are comfortable, clean, spacious and friendly for your vacation with the kids. From oceanfront condos to family-sized beach house rentals, there’s a Rhode Island vacation rental that will meet your needs.
Rhode Island's 400 miles of coastline feature more than 100 beaches that are perfect for fun with the kids. Other activities for Rhode Island vacationers include all types of water sports, golfing, freshwater and deep-sea fishing,
Scuba diving, hiking, bicycling, vineyard hopping, or just doing nothing on the beach.
Amusement and Theme Parks:
Adventureland of Narragansett
Waterparks and water fun:
Rhode Island zoos:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Other sites and tours to see:
Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown
Bridgeton Car Barn in Burrillville
Cogswell Tower in Central Falls
Settler's Rock on Block Island
Blithewold Mansion and Gardens in Bristol
More vacation destinations....
More usefull websites:
Rhode Island Official State Information Website
Official Rhode Island Tourism Web Site