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