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NEWPORT WAS NAMED No. 23 Best U.S. City by National Geographic Travel in a recent ranking. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Nat Geo Traveler names Newport among 30 best small U.S. cities

PROVIDENCE - A Jan. 16 ranking published by National Geographic Traveler counts Newport among the 30 Best Small U.S. Cities according to "unconventional metrics"...
POPULAR RACE: Boats skim the water during the Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race in Newport at the Volvo Ocean Race in May 2015. The race contributes to making Newport an attractive touring destination.   / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/AINHOA SANCHEZ

Eighteen months after the ‘Cooler & Warmer’ debacle, does R.I....

When Portsmouth-based Rail Explorers USA, which offers unusual tours on recumbent bicycles along abandoned rail lines, got some national press in late July, business...

Tourism funding frustration grows

The fiscal 2018 budget finally signed into law by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo Aug. 3 again shifts tourism funding, and some regional council directors...

House extends tourism-oversight panel

The House’s recent approval of a second iteration of the 2015 Tourism Study Commission, a 2-year-old legislative body chaired by Rep. Lauren H. Carson,...
WEDDING MECCA: A renowned culinary scene along with mansions and beaches have helped Rhode ­Island become a wedding-destination mecca. Pictured, Christen and Peter Amenta celebrate their marriage at the Castle Hill Inn & Resort in Newport on June 16, 2013.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Weddings and small businesses – a Rhode Island love affair

Home to mansions and beaches, museums, historical ­architecture and a renowned culinary scene – Rhode Island has everything you’d want in a wedding-destination mecca,...
SUBEACHGOERS ARE SEEN at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett in July. State beaches open daily starting Saturday morning. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDON SPOT: Beachgoers are seen at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett in July. Officials from the R.I. Department of Environmental Management predict the number of visitors to the Ocean State's beaches will surpass last year's total of 1 million. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

R.I. beaches to open Saturday; AAA predicts heavy Memorial Day traffic

PROVIDENCE - All Rhode Island state beaches will be open daily starting Saturday, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced in a press release...
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