Travel Destination & Tourist Attractions List in Rhode Island

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Note: 19 cities above are not determine the city count in Rhode Island. The real count number probably more than we enlisted here.

Rhode Island Brief Info

Officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Rhode Island is a state in the United States ' New England region. It is the smallest state by population in the United States, the least populous seventh, and the densest populated second. Rhode Island is bordered to the west by Connecticut, to the north and east by Massachusetts, and to the south by Rhode Island Sound and Block Island Sound by the Atlantic Ocean. It also shares with New York a small maritime border. Providence is the capital of the state and Rhode Island's most populous city.

Rhode Island covers an area of 1,214 square miles (3,144 km2) in the New England region and is bordered by Massachusetts on the north and east, Connecticut on the west and Rhode Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean on the south. It shares a narrow maritime border between Block Island and Long Island with the State of New York. The average state elevation is 200 feet (61 m). It is only 37 miles (60 km) wide and 77 km (48 miles) long, but the state has 384 miles (618 km) of coastal shoreline on Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Rhode Island is nicknamed the State of the Ocean and has several beaches on the sea coast. It is mostly flat with no real mountains, and Jerimoth Hill, 812 feet (247 m) above sea level, is the highest natural point of the state. There are two distinct natural regions in the province. Eastern Rhode Island is home to the Narragansett Bay lowlands, while Western Rhode Island is part of the upland of New England. The woods of Rhode Island are part of the ecoregion of the Northeastern coastal forests.

Most of Rhode Island, with warm summers and cold winters, has a humid continental climate. The state's southern coastal parts are the broad transition area for subtropical climates, with hot summers and cool winters mixed with rain and snow. There is an oceanic atmosphere in Block Island. Rhode Island's highest recorded temperature was 104 F (40 C), recorded in Providence on August 2, 1975. Rhode Island's lowest recorded temperature was ?23 F (?31 C) in Greene on February 5, 1996. The average monthly temperatures range from 83 F (28 C) to 20 F (?7 C).

Like the rest of New England, Rhode Island has a clam chowder tradition. White New England as well as red Manhattan varieties are common, but in many restaurants there is also a special clear-broth chowder known as Rhode Island Clam Chowder. The clam cake (also known as a clam fritter outside Rhode Island) is a culinary tradition in Rhode Island, a deep fried buttery dough ball with chopped bits of clam inside. They are sold in most seafood restaurants around the state by half a dozen or twelve, and Rhode Island's quintessential summer meal is chowder and clam cakes.

Typically used in a chowder, the quahog is a large local clam. It is also ground and mixed with stuffing or spicy minced sausage, and then baked to form a stuffie in its shell. In most Italian restaurants, Calamari (squid) is cut into rings and fried as an appetizer, usually served in Sicilian style with sliced banana peppers and on the side marinara sauce. Clams Casino originated in Rhode Island, founded by Julius Keller, the operator of the first Casino next to the Narragansett Seaside Towers. Clams Casino resembles the popular stuffed quahog but is usually made with the smaller littleneck or cherrystone clam and is unusual in using bacon as a topping.

The country's first fully automated post office is in Providence. Newport's seaside city has many historic mansions, including The Breakers, Marble House, and Belcourt Castle. There is also the Touro Synagogue, dedicated on December 2, 1763, believed by local people to be the first synagogue in the United States (see below for information on the claim made by New York City) and still operating. The synagogue highlights Roger Williams ' religious freedoms as well as stunning architecture in a combination of classic colonial and sephardic style. The Newport Casino is a National Historic Landmark building complex that currently houses the International Tennis Hall of Fame and has an active tennis club in the grass courts.

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