Cheap flights to Rhode Island

Though the smallest of the 50 American states with an area only slightly over 1,000 square miles, Rhode Island proved early on that size is no indicator of power or ambition. As one part of the Thirteen Colonies – the original British colonies in North America that came together to eventually found the United States of America – Rhode Island was the first to declare itself independent from British rule, though the last to ratify the United States Constitution. Bordered by Connecticut and Massachusetts, feisty Rhode Island was also one of the leaders of the American Revolution; some of its more memorable contributions to the cause included burning down nearby British watercraft and fiercely defending itself against invading British in the Battle of Rhode Island back in the day.

Besides its feisty nature, Rhode Island is also known for its geography – with hundreds of miles of coast and pretty bays, beaches and inlets a-plenty, it is unsurprising that Rhode Island is nicknamed the USA’s ‘Ocean State’.

Getting around

As with most US states, the best way to get around Rhode Island is by car; the entire region is road-trip-friendly, with an extensive network of well-developed highways and roads and plenty of scenery along the way. Do note, however, that traffic in urban areas can be heavy during peak hour time periods.

For those who’d prefer not to helm their own vehicle, plenty of public buses are readily available in Rhode Island to shuttle passengers to the key tourist hotspots. Taxis are also readily available, but do note that fares may not be cheap.

What to see and do

How can one visit the Ocean State and not partake in the national state activity, lying on a beach absorbing life-giving sun rays? For a taste of the true island life, take a ferry from Rhode Island over to nearby paradise Block Island, which had, at one point or another in history, hosted great Americans such as Franklin Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh and others. Categorized under one of the ‘The Last Great Places’ by The Nature Conservancy, Block Island is characterized by its 17 miles of clean, beautiful beaches, hidden coves, lighthouses, gorgeous mansions and many other tourist attractions. The ‘Bermuda of the North’ calls to you for a fun day in the sun, sand and sea!

Next, head over to WaterFire in Providence, Rhode Island’s capital city, for a look at what one million people come to the state to see. A massive public art installation, WaterFire consists of a fire sculpture installation and almost 100 bonfires lit above 3 rivers that run through Providence, transforming the city into a magical oasis of flickering firelight complete with music, performers and boats.

Flights to Rhode Island

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