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Narragansett Bay, New England's largest estuary, on the north side of Rhode Island Sound
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Cities and Regions to Explore

Named one of the “10 Nicest Places in America” by Reader’s Digest, the capital city of Providence is well known for its popular WaterFire art installation, but is also home to rich history, educational institutions, a vibrant arts scene and a diverse population. One must-see neighborhood is Federal Hill, one of the top Little Italy neighborhoods in the USA and a hot spot for enticing dining options. Welcoming visitors for more than 400 years, Newport is North America’s last intact wooden city with more than 300 original wooden structures. Notable attractions in this area include the International Tennis Hall of Fame and St. Mary’s, the church where President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier married in 1953. Get away from it all in South County, which features 20 public beaches and 161 kilometers of waterfront ideal for water sports, deep-sea fishing and fresh-from-the-boat seafood.

 

Enjoy the Outdoors

Across the state, enjoy a slower pace of life with bicycling, kayaking, bird watching and sunbathing on incredible natural beaches. You’ll find some of the best surfing in Narragansett, while Newport is known as the sailing capital of the world. Accessible via ferry from coastal points including Newport,