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Cheap flights to Rhode Island

Small and beautiful, Rhode Island packs a lot of breathtaking destinations. It has more than 400 miles of coastline in its narrow boundaries, which tourists can explore for its white sandy beaches. Islands and seaside cliffs can also be found here, which allow for a multitude of attractions for those visiting here. This makes it an excellent vacation spot for tourists who want to enjoy a quiet and relaxing vacation by the beach.

When visiting here, tourists will find the largest concentration of registered historic landmarks. American history becomes alive, from colonial houses and churches in the 17th century to the opulent mansions of Newport. Different types of museums are also scattered around the state, which can be intriguing to visit especially when looking to learn more about the heritage of Rhode Island.

What to see & do

Although far away, the waters of the Connecticut River reach the sides of Rhode Island's capital. Providence features various cultural destinations from the various colleges and universities to the cafes and art-house theatres. Those visiting here can start with the Providence Athenaeum, located east of downtown. The city's colonial history can be found here, reflected in the multi-coloured 18th-century houses that line Benefit Street. Those going here will find Stephen Hopkins House, which was named after one of the city's premier governors. There is also William Strickland's 1838 Athenaeum that features a library with plaster busts and oil paintings.

The Rhode Island State House is also a marvel here, as it was modelled in part from St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. It has the fourth-largest self-supporting marble dome in the world, making it a fascinating place to be. Those exploring the State House will also find other treasures such as a portrait of George Washington, the battle flags of Rhode Island military units, and a Civil War Cannon.

Those who want to see more of Providence can then check out the campus of Brown University. This tertiary educational institution exudes Ivy League charm, which can be interesting to view. Free guided tours are available at specific schedules by the Office of Admissions. Those going around can also turn to another historic site such as the John Brown House. This old residence on College Hill was called the 'most magnificent and elegant mansion' by John Quincy Adams.

Newport, a city built by religious moderates fleeing from the Puritans of Massachusetts, offers a wide variety of notable landmarks to view. One of them is Washington Square's Colony House, where the state's declaration of independence in 1776. Bellevue Avenue, a lane here, features a number of buildings in different architectural styles from Italianate palazzos, Elizabethan manor houses, and more.

The National Museum of American Illustration can be found here, which hosts an impressive collection of Maxfield Parrish's luminous works of art and other splendid works. There is also the palatial Vernon Court, where the museum is based, which tourists can think of exploring further. Redwood Athenaeum, with its neoclassical structure, is also another destination to add to the list. Built by Peter Harrison, the structure features a library, a quiet reading room, a gallery with revolving exhibits, and more.

How to get around within Rhode Island

When going around the state, tourists will find plenty of options for public transport. Buses and taxis in the major towns are the main alternatives, while those going on a long trip can take the rail. Ferry services are also available for those out to visit coastal towns. Domestic airports are also ready for those who want to go out of state or transfer to another part of Rhode islands.

How to get there

Travellers out to visit this part of the United States can board flights to Theodore Francis Green Memorial State Airport. Airlines serving here include Cape Air, Condor, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, TACV, United Airlines, United Express, US Airways, and US Airways Express.

Flights to Rhode Island

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