The Small State of Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s title as the smallest U.S. state makes it the perfect place to take a one-day trip.

After crossing off some major bucket list items driving through New Hampshire and Vermont, Rhode Island was our pit-stop state in between Connecticut and Boston – where we would be flying home from.

Driving into the state, we stopped to take our mandatory “state sign” picture with the words “Discover Beautiful Rhode Island” hanging high above us. And a beautiful state it is.

In Providence, we made our way to Roger Williams Park, a 40-acre area filled with beautiful fall foliage fields, gardens, and even a zoo (that was closed due to COVID). Also, in the area were “swan boats”. You know, those cute pedal boats that look like swans you see in romantic comedy movies? My sister and I had a blast peddling that thing around the small pond and under bridges.

The rest of our limited time in Rhode Island was spent walking around downtown: where we ate at a local diner, got a look at Brown University, had ice cream and eventually went back to our hotel to relax after our many days of traveling.

FINAL ROAD TRIP STOP

Since this blog is a little shorter based on our time constraints, I thought I would talk a little bit about our time in Boston!

I’ve been to Boston before (see below) but that was another quick day trip, so I didn’t get to see everything the city had to offer. My mom has also been to Boston before, and something my mom kept bringing up to my sister and I was how we should check out Plymouth Rock if we wanted to, but that we would be “extremely disappointing”. We did not check out the rock.

What we DID do instead was:

  • Tour the Paul Revere House
  • Get some flowers at an outdoor market
  • Drive by Fenway Park for some pictures
  • Stroll around Boston Common Park

And then in the morning we had to pack up and head back to Nebraska. It was a long week, filled with some bickering and the occasional getting lost, but also lots of laughter and unforgettable experiences.

I wouldn’t trade the trip or the time with my family for anything and I can’t wait to see what our next adventure is.

As always, thanks for reading and be sure to drop a comment below!

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Florin says:

    I love Rhode Island and I knew about it before but sadly I never got the chance to explore it yet, hopefully, one day this dream will come true!!

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  2. Rhode Island may be a small state, but it looks like it really has a lot to offer. So much culture & history, too!

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  3. travelsandwandering says:

    What a shame it was a short trip, would there be more to see and do in spring/summer and post covid?

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  4. Sometimes the short trips give you that much needed down time. And, we find we really enjoy the local exploration because we’re not running to historic sites.

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  5. Anuradha says:

    What I loved the most is that, even though smallest state in size, Rhode Island sure has many interesting things to do.

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    1. clairebromm says:

      it really does!

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  6. Pamela Drager says:

    Rhode Island is truly a gem of America that is soooo overlooked! You’re absolutely right – it’s definitely worth a visit!

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    1. clairebromm says:

      I had such a great time 🙂

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  7. Vanessa says:

    Looks like you made the most of a short trip to Rhode Island by touring the Paul Revere House and wandering around Boston Common Park. Sounds like a great time!

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  8. Wow – I wanted to visit New England forever – as a matter of fact, it’s the part of the US that attracted me the most. But guess what – of about a dozen visits to the US, I haven’t been yet 😀 So your beautiful post reminds me of my old teenage dream – Rhode Islands looks just so cool!

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    1. clairebromm says:

      i hope you make it one day, it really is lovely ❤️

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  9. savannahrose1321 says:

    Definitely going to make sure I stop in Rhode Island if I’m ever passing through! Or maybe take a quick daytrip if I’m somewhere nearby!

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