Settled and dedicated to religious freedom in 1636, Rhode Island is the smallest of the United States.

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Rhode Island is 14 percent state water, with over 400 miles of coastline, so visitors to Rhode Island can sail, fish, swim, or kayak.

The interior of the state has hiking and biking, and a few cities with well known historic landmarks. Quahog, the home of Peter Griffin and Family Guy, is fictitious, but cities like Newport, known for its neighborhood of restored Gilded Age mansions, are very real.

Matador has a guide to Waterfire, an annual "living sculpture" in Providence, Rhode Island.

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How New England shaped what the country eats on Thanksgiving

6 ways that seafood defines Thanksgiving in New England

Rhode Island will drop ‘Plantations’ from its name on official documents

An inside look at Rhode Island’s new entirely plant-based food hall

Every type of clam chowder, ranked

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