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Life in the 401 Blog
Celebrate Pride in Rhode Island
The LGBTQ+ community in Rhode Island is thriving, with many resources and opportunities for everyone Read More ›
Enjoy Summer at These Rhode Island...
Did you know that the Ocean State is dotted with campgrounds from north to south and east to west? Read More ›
Dog-Friendly Things to Do in Rhode...
Man’s best friend deserves a summertime adventure as much as we do. If you’re thinking of... Read More ›
Open for Fun This May!
In the Ocean State, May means that the build-up to summer has begun. And as winter recedes in the Read More ›
National Clam Chowder Day with...
Happy National Clam Chowder Day Everyone! Visit Rhode Island wanted to do something special to Read More ›
5 Minute Break: National Your Pet...
Happy National Love Your Pet Day to all you pet people out there! We here at Visit Rhode Island love Read More ›
Visit Rhode Island Brings Home the...
We are very excited to announce that VisitRhodeIsland.com won a gold Adrian Award for outstanding Read More ›
Your Guide to February Vacation...
Hello, Moms & Dads (and all other caregivers!), February Vacation is almost here. Have you come up Read More ›
Rhode Island: A Little Pizza Heaven
Do you enjoy a good slice? What am I saying - of course, you do! Saturday, February 9th, is Read More ›
This One's for the Girls!
Ladies, we all know that Valentine's Day will soon be upon us, and there are plenty of wonderful, Read More ›
Fun Times in February - Events...
Happy February! The shortest month is not short on things to do - in fact - it's positively bursting Read More ›
Inspire Your Heart with Rhode...
Rhode Island adores art and art-lovers will love Rhode Island. Providence, known as the creative Read More ›
Relax & Recharge: Winter Escapes
Ok, this is a bit of an overshare, but I need a break... a getaway... an ESCAPE. If you're like me, Read More ›
Roam if you want to...
Roaming. Wandering. Ambling. Trekking. Whatever you want to call it, there is nothing like a nice, Read More ›
Let Freedom RIng!
"Enforced uniformity confounds civil and religious liberty and denies the principles of Read More ›
Family Fun Where It's Warm!
It's great to get outside on nice winter days and watch the little ones all pink-cheeked, running Read More ›
5 Minute Break: Eat Your Heart Out
True confession time: I like to look at pictures of food. There, I said it. It's true and I'm not Read More ›
2019 Is Looking Good!
Happy New Year, everyone! Once you have recovered from your holiday feasting and your NYE Read More ›
Sci-Fi + RI = H.P. Lovecraft
Happy National Science Fiction Day! Today is a day to embrace our inner-nerds and celebrate the Read More ›
Let's talk parties. Specifically, New Year's Eve parties. It's a known fact that how much fun... Read More ›
Waves of Holiday Fun at Ocean House
The holiday season in Rhode Island is full of fantastic and fun things to do to make your spirits Read More ›
5 Minute Break: All Lit Up
It's 5 Minute Break time again! That's right, grab a snack, sit back and check out for five Read More ›
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Visit Rhode Island would like to wish all of the soaring, majestic mountains out there a very Happy Read More ›
5 Minute Break: C Is for Cookie
Was it Cookie Monster, the brilliant, blue bard of Sesame Street that first immortalized the humble Read More ›
Singing in the Rain(forest)
The new Faces of the Rainforest exhibit at Roger Williams Park Zoo opened last Friday to a large Read More ›
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the...
With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror and the first of December upon us, it's time to get out Read More ›
Big Things Are Brewing at The Guild...
A local favorite for craft beer lovers and a hotspot on the Rhode Island Brew Trail (Livability.com Read More ›
All Aboard the Polar Express
If you find yourself in need of a little holiday spirit, we’ve got just the prescription. Hop aboard Read More ›
5 Minute Break: Happy National Cake...
HOORAY for cake! November 26th is National Cake Day - a day devoted to that celebratory sweet treat Read More ›
Wicked Good Cyber Monday Deals
Let the holiday shopping season begin! We’ve gobbled up our Thanksgiving dinner and now it is time Read More ›
Christmas at the Newport Mansions
We’ve had the first snow of the season, temps are dropping and it really is beginning to feel and Read More ›
Block Island Quarter Launches...
Rhode Island basked in the national spotlight today with the debut of the 45th quarter in the Read More ›
5-Minute Break: Puppy Love
Whether you're having a great day or a crazy, stressful day, there's one thing that can improve any Read More ›
Fabulous Finds in Providence Rhode...
Providence, Rhode Island is a true hidden gem. Considered the Creativity Capital, Providence has Read More ›
5-Minute Break: Sensational Sunsets
Did setting the clocks back get you down? While the sun does go down an hour earlier, let's try and Read More ›
Welcome to November! As you recover from your post-Halloween sugar crash and prepare for your Read More ›
Last Call for Fall Fun
If October seems to have flown by and you find yourself lamenting over not having picked your own Read More ›
Wicked Halloween Fun
By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes... to Rhode Island! When it comes to Read More ›
Mill City Haunts Promises A Spooky...
Be prepared to have a hauntingly good time in Pawtucket! Kicking off this week, the City of Read More ›
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is a...
October is here and with it brings cooler temps, changing leaves and one of Rhode Island’s most Read More ›
We Made the List: Conde Nast...
The people have spoken and the results are in... Rhode Island claimed ten spots under Top Hotels in Read More ›
Fall Farm Fun
Rhode Island is an idyllic place to be in the fall, especially for families. It’s not just that the Read More ›
7 Things Foodies Need to Eat in...
Last month my sister and I spent a delicious week in Newport, RI with little Adelaide on a foodie Read More ›
There is so much going on in the Ocean State this month, you might need all of October to recover. Read More ›
Top 20 for Labor Day Weekend
Well, it's here. We all knew it was coming... Labor Day Weekend - that most bittersweet of holiday Read More ›
Faces of the Rainforest to Debut at...
Otters and monkeys and a sloth, oh my! It may be an odd combo but it is part of the exciting new, Read More ›
Food Truck Frenzy
Across the state, out-of-this-world food is being served up out of food trucks. It’s trendy.... Read More ›
A Preview of the Washington County...
There’s just something about dusty fairgrounds and carnival rides and the smell of deep-fried Read More ›
Break Out the S'more Supplies
Campgrounds around the state where you can refine your marshmallow-roasting game Are you a Read More ›
Make the Most of the Coast
Make the Most of the Coast Looking to keep the blanket-to-blanket experience to a minimum at the Read More ›
Pickin' Ain't Easy
Is there anything better than snacking on bright, juicy berries in the summertime? Yes; picking them Read More ›
Jam-Packed July's Don't-Miss Events
Does it get any better than July in the Ocean State? Beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, ice cold Read More ›
Taproot Brewing Company Opens at...
Newport Vineyards owner John Nunes hardly needed one more thing on his plate. With a booming Read More ›
Scenic Route 102 (Part 4)
We're on the home stretch now! Parts One, Two and Three of our scenic Route 102 Rhode Trip took us Read More ›
Scenic Route 102 (Part 3)
If you've been along for the ride with Part One of our Scenic Rhode Trip, you started in the Read More ›
Pride Weekend in Rhode Island’s...
As spectators and participants alike are still reeling from the fantastic spectacle that was Read More ›
Filled with Pride: Celebrating RI...
June is Pride month and Rhode Island is lucky enough to host one of the biggest and best and it is Read More ›
Scenic Route 102 (Part 2)
In Part One of our Rhode Trip on scenic Route 102, we began in the northern part of the state in Read More ›
Scenic Route 102
(Part one of four - Northern Rhode Island) Time to hit the "rhode" on a scenic drive down Route 102, Read More ›
Exploring Newport and Beyond
As the smallest state in the country, Rhode Island too often gets overlooked. But don’t let its Read More ›
Get A Jump on June
Now that summer is officially here ( finally! ), it’s time to plan all the fun things you’ll be... Read More ›
Block Island Named an Amazing...
As the calendar turns to June, we enter prime summer season for visiting beautiful Block Island. The Read More ›
Old Libraries a RI Treasure Trove
They are the elegant grand ladies of literature, twin towers of learning power with vastly different Read More ›
The Volvo Ocean Race Sails into...
More than 125,000 sailing fans will descend on Newport May 8 through 20 for the only North American Read More ›
Travel Channel's 13 Best Things to...
A roundup this week on TravelChannel.com details why Rhode Island should be at the top of your list Read More ›
Misquamicut SpringFest: A Fun...
Misquamicut State Beach in far southern Rhode Island is one of the state’s most popular, with... Read More ›
Newport One of Travel & Leisure's...
As the countdown continues with less than one month to go before the Volvo Ocean Race sails into Read More ›
Rubber Ducky, You're the ...20,000!
The hills may be famously alive with the sound of music, but the Pawcatuck River in Westerly comes Read More ›
Eat, Drink, Celebrate RI Cuisine
Rhode Island is famous for its food and one place to find out why is the 7 th Annual Eat Drink RI Read More ›
Daffodils Brighten Blithewold's...
This winter has been a bit all over the map: Warm, cold, very cold, snow, rain, more snow…you get Read More ›
RI: Big on Culinary Traditions
A few weeks ago, the prestigious Tasting Table 's Editor-at-Large Todd Coleman visited Rhode Island Read More ›
One City Six Ways: Providence
Writer Debra Bokur recently included Providence in the city guide on WhereverFamily.com titled, "One Read More ›
A Weekend in Rhode Island
As much as we love going upstate in NY, we realized there’s other parts on the east coast that we... Read More ›
Party Like C-3PO
And now for something completely different – but evidence of the technological potential that’s... Read More ›
Getting Wilde in Newport
"One should be a work of art or wear a work of art" ~Oscar Wilde Newport isn’t always... Read More ›
A Small Memorial Holds Big History
As far as National Memorials go, Roger Williams’s in Providence isn’t exactly a whopper. At a... Read More ›
Taking a Bite out of Newport
Foodies looking for a unique experience are in for a treat when they visit Newport. Journalist Read More ›
Food & Wine Features Hope & Main
Bristol County Entrepreneur Lisa Raiola, founder of Hope & Main in Warren, was featured this week in Read More ›
Roadside Kitsch Part 2
In part two of “Roadside Kitsch Part of RI’s Charm,” we cover five interesting icons that... Read More ›
Rhode Island Roadside Kitsch
They are large – like a massive blue bug staring at drivers on busy Route 95 – and they are... Read More ›
Touring Beneath the Breakers
If you’ve taken a tour of The Breakers, the 70-room Newport “cottage” built in the late... Read More ›
An Epic Broadway Season at PPAC
In what will be a season so big and special it can only be called epic, the Providence Performing Read More ›
Old Theaters Find New Life - Part 2
(Part two of a two-part series) Rhode Island is lucky to have a few marvelous old movie houses Read More ›
Old Theaters Find New Life
(Part one of a two-part series) They are throwbacks to the old days when people went to “the picture Read More ›
Winter Break Family Fun - Part 3
The fun continues in Part 3 of Family Time in Rhode Island.... Combining fun and learning has been Read More ›
Winter Break Family Fun - Part 2
Here are a few more ways to have family fun this week. Bump it up for family fun, at the Alex and Read More ›
Family Fun During Winter Break
Looking for fun and educational ways to spend your free winter days with the kids? Whether it is Read More ›
Sweet on Valentine's Day
Who doesn’t love chocolate, especially on Valentine’s Day? Rhode Island does for sure, with a Read More ›
Five Reasons to Love South County
South County in Rhode Island (official known as Washington County, South County is what the locals Read More ›
Portsmouth's Automotive Wonderland
If you ever had an old Mustang back in your youth that became a revered classic after you sold it Read More ›
The Story of Us
The Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket tells the story of French-Canadian immigrants who left Read More ›
Take to the wintry trails
Winter weather can be frightful. But it can also be fulfilling. Just ask any cross-country skier. Read More ›
Providence Restaurant Weeks is...
From The Abbey to XO Café and so many tasty places in between, Providence Winter Restaurant Week, Read More ›
Getting Your Weird On
If you’re looking for a weird shopping experience, you can get one that is literally that - Weird, Read More ›
Winter Fun at Yawgoo Valley
Ski Rhode Island? Yeah, they got that, specifically at Yawgoo Valley in Exeter. The tiny little hill Read More ›
Winter walking wonderlands
Even in winter, Providence is wonderfully walkable, a great place to get moving, shed some winter Read More ›
Frightful Is Delightful for Skating
Yes, the weather outside is frightful but it’s also delightful for outdoor activities including ice Read More ›
New Year's Eve Ball Drop – RI Style
Want to see the big ball drop on Times Square New Year’s Eve? That’s great if you fancy... Read More ›
It's just like driving in the winter: Sliding along on ice wondering when someone’s gong to slam Read More ›
Mad for Museums
Even the best of winters need an activity back-up plan for days when low temps and snowy skies have Read More ›
Rhode Island in the News
Providence Pride Celebrations You...
MSN highlights Providence as a top spot to celebrate Pride month with its great festivities. Read article... Read More ›
New Yorkers, Your Next Getaway...
TimeOut provides great reasons why Newport for New Yorkers is the perfect getaway. Read article here. Read More ›
Your "Rhode" Trip Awaits
National Geographic lists Rhode Island in the top 25 essential road trips. Read article here. Read More ›
Amtrak Making It Easy For Your Next...
Conde Nast Traveler highlights how Amtrak is making it easier and cheaper for your next summer vacation. Read... Read More ›
Fall Family Beach Fun
USA Today highlights a fantastic fall beach event for the family to enjoy. Read article here. Read More ›