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Providence, Rhode Island enjoys an imaginative art scene that has earned it the nickname the Creative Capital. See for yourself what the artistic buzz is all about at the fourth annual PVDFest on Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9. The city’s largest and most colorful event, PVDFest showcases live music, dance and installations from around […]

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Awaken your earthly senses in Newport, a picture-perfect Rhode Island town with an abundance of active outdoor options. Hiking, biking, sailing and surfing are just a few of the choices for plein-air enthusiasts. A prominent seaport since colonial times, you’ll feel the ocean’s salty breath wherever you turn. When you crave a more sedate moment, […]

Block Island sits out in the ocean between Montauk and Rhode Island, edged by soft sand beaches, sharp bluffs, and pebbled coves. Weathered shingle-style homes are tucked around the island and house the year-round population of 1,000. The refreshingly salt-of-the-earth atmosphere entices visitors with beaches, bike rides and epic sunsets. Once you step off the […]

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Newport, Rhode Island is justifiably proud of its storied inheritance. The original colony was founded on principles of religious tolerance, so an embracing ethic and open-minded spirit are defining characteristics. In the 19th century, wealthy industrial families with names like Vanderbilt and Astor built magnificent mansions, earning Newport a reputation as an elite coastal playground. But this New […]

Viking Wine Festival

If you’re looking to add some spice to your winter, consider a visit to Newport, Rhode Island for the inaugural edition of the Viking Wine Festival. The Viking Hotel will hold a sequence of winemaker-hosted dinners featuring top personalities from the world of the vine. No need to head to Napa or Sonoma to get […]


Despite its modest size, Providence’s culinary stage is displaying big city talent. You won’t find many chain restaurants here; Chef-owned eateries are the rule. This down-to-earth town’s restaurant etiquette welcomes the hungry with an unpretentious spirit. The sea is tethered to the unconscious of Rhode Island residents, making Providence a must for seafood lovers. Admirers […]

Newport Jazz Fest 2015

Blues travelers can rejoice now that the Newport Jazz Festival (one of our nine favorite summer festivals) has announced several hotel packages to make it easier and more affordable to stay and hear the artists play along the waterfront in Fort Adams State Park. Whether you book a package at Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, […]

Providence Arts Festival

There’s always something brewing in Providence. Its riches include the provocative collection at the RISD Museum of Art and a culinary scene that rivals any in New England. If you crave innovation, imaginative WaterFire lights up the night with over 80 torch-lit braziers illuminating the river. Plenty outdoor adventures as well. If you’re in the market […]

Richmond fest

The northeast is a hotbed of summer music festivals. The following pitch-perfect events are all easy to reach without a car, so there’s nothing stopping you from enhancing your season with the sound of music. You’ll find a medley of musical styles performed in outdoor settings that range from urban to majestic.