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Why America’s Smallest State Is The Perfect Springtime Getaway

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Sometimes travelers tend to look beyond what's right at home when seeking an awesome trip.

With all the hoops travelers had to jump through simply to have a passport after the world shut down, it's easy to see why it's so tempting to use it.

The U.S. is a phenomenal place to explore, however. Iconic cities, National Parks, and stunning beaches are just a few to highlight in the good ol' U.S. of A.

downtown providence at night

There are still places not often discussed as top getaways, with one being the smallest state in America.

Springtime is great to take the Rhode less traveled. No, we're not talking about the phenomenal Greek island of Rhodes, as incredible as it may be.

We're talking about the delightful gem of New England – the pint-sized state of Rhode Island.

Phenomenal Stays

Easily overlooked, yet loved by those who visit, Rhode Island is the runt of a litter of 50. Often overshadowed by the familiar household names of the East Coast, it's Rhode Island's time to shine this spring.

newport island resort on goat island

One key reason is the drop-dead gorgeous coastal town of Newport, often the cream of the crop of any Rhode Island trip.

With winter coming to a close sooner rather than later, Newport is a springtime treasure filled with luxury.

It may not be on the same playing field as, say, Beverly Hills, but many celebrities own multi-million dollar mansions in the vicinity, such as Jay Leno and America's unofficial Queen, Taylor Swift.

This is just the tip of the iceberg as the town of Newport exudes charm and luxury along amazing coastlines.

goat island marina rhode island

Vacationers have so many options to choose from for a luxurious stay, but the newly revamped Newport Harbor Island Resort takes the cake after a $50 million facelift.

Set to open April 15th, the resort calls nearby Goat Island home, which is ironic considering Rhode Island is not really a proper island.

But there is no island experience better for a Rhode Island getaway than staying at this idyllic retreat.

The Charm Of Newport

If you have heard of anyone paying Newport a visit, the coastal town is at its peak for tourism in the summer months.

colorful historic buildings in newport rhode island

Lined with beautiful scenery along the coast with plentiful nice beaches with some walkable from downtown's charming streets.

Besides driving around ooh-ing and ahh-ing at the seemingly endless mega-mansions, the top attraction of Newport is, inarguably, the Cliff Walk, with picture-perfect views.

Since Newport gets jam-packed with tourists in summer, spring is an amazing time to visit and take in all the sites with more elbow room.

The town center is very walkable with lovely shops, local eats, and vibrant historic buildings. Plus, the splendid weather is an added bonus, especially from late April through May.

mansion in newport r.i.

New Cheap Flights

Any time we consider traveling to a new place, the question “how much is it?” surely comes up. While flying directly into Boston is quite popular to reach Rhode Island, the capital city does have a variety of flight options.

Providence is very nice on its own and home to one of America's few Ivy League Universities – Brown University.

A mix of small-town charm, college town, and culture of a big city with neighborhoods like Little Italy, Providence is fun in its own right with all the makings for a weekend getaway.

breeze plane

No matter if you're going to Newport or not, Providence is worthy of a stop at the very least, especially to check out the one-of-a-kind Waterfire event kicking off in April.

Reaching the state has never been easier with the expansion of low-cost airline Breeze Airways' new direct flights into Providence from all of the U.S., from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh, and many more.

The latest flight routes by Breeze will service Providence (PVD) this spring from Greenville/Spartanburg on May 3rd and Cincinnati, Columbus, and Denver on May 16th.

Sun Country and Allegiant also fly here for budget travelers. Southwest will also offer new flights from Dallas and Denver beginning June 8th.

waterfire event in providence

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