Tourism
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Newport dodged the worst of Hurricane Sandy last fall, but the damage it did sustain threatened a key piece of the city’s expansive tourism infrastructure: the Cliff Walk. more
It was a palm-in-the-face kind of moment that led Seth Resler, a culinary enthusiast and social enterpriser, to realize Providence was the place to hold what he calls the nation’s first food-tourism conference. more
Music is one of Rhode Island’s top summer draws, headlined by the Newport jazz and folk festivals, which unfold enticingly on the grounds of Fort Adams State Park along Newport Harbor, framed by the Pell Bridge. more
WaterFire plans to send its enchanting flames over the waterways of downtown Providence with 11 full lightings in 2013. At least that’s the schedule, the buildup to which was anything but typical this year due to added complexities of sequestration and public concern about security since the Boston Marathon bombing in April. more
For nonprofit museums and historical sites off the beaten path or public radar, there’s never enough publicity, promotion or cross-organizational cooperation to get the word out. more
It remains a year – and as much as $2.5 million in fundraising support – from being ready to set sail. But supporters say excitement is building around the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, which will visit its future home in Newport in June, ahead of a July Fourth weekend fundraising event culminating with the state’s official educational sailing vessel being opened to the public for the first time. more
It sounds like the latest up-and-coming neighborhood in a real estate magazine, but SoNew is in fact the new moniker for southern New England coined by local tourism leaders hoping it will attract more visitors to the region. more
Now that the summer season has gotten under way, the search is on for outdoor tables with the best views. Restaurateurs, hosts and concierges all are fielding calls and emails daily from diners in search of restaurants located in scenic spots with picture views or that “table with the best view in the house.” more
At Twin River Casino in Lincoln, the first piece of a multiyear and multistate expansion of gambling in southern New England is almost complete. more
NEW BEDFORD – The Whaling Museum in New Bedford last week announced a $1.8 million gift that the museum says will allow it to construct a new building on its campus in addition to expanding educational programs, The Standard-Times reported. more
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