Rhode Island, USA
Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States of America, tucked between Massachusetts and Connecticut in New England. It has over 400 miles of coastline and thirty nine cities and towns. The main state capital is Providence.
Rhode Island offers a unique blend of geographic, historic and cultural diversity, a vast selection of recreational activities and 100 miles of beautiful sandy beaches.
Things to see and do
* Narragansett Town Beach
* Beavertail Lighthouse Museum
* Jamestown Windmill
* Providence Place Mall
* Newport music festivals – Folk & Jazz
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – US Dollar (US$)
Language – English
Land Area - 3,140 sq. km’s
Population – 1,051,320 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Travel Links – Theodore Francis Green State Airport (PVD), Warwick. T.F. Green is serviced by many major US airlines. From Canada, Green offers service to Toronto Airport. Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) is much larger and is generally used for international flights.
Rhode Island is serviced by Amtrak from the south and MBTA from Boston.
Buslines servicing Rhode Island include Bonanza, Greyhound and Megabus.
The privately run Block Island Ferry links Block Island with Newport and Narragansett with traditional and fast-ferry service, while the Prudence Island Ferry connects Bristol with Prudence Island. Private ferry services also link several Rhode Island communities with ports in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. The Vineyard Fast Ferry offers seasonal service to Martha's Vineyard from Quonset Point with bus and train connections to Providence, Boston, and New York. Viking Fleet offers seasonal service from Block Island to New London, Connecticut and Montauk, New York.