Rhode Island is known for its small scales. The country’s smallest state is so frequently shown up for geographic comparisons – of everything from active wildfires to the world’s largest comet – that it’s so easy to dismiss as Lilliputian that it doesn’t have anything of interest.
But one of its greatest charms is Rhode Island’s small size. It’s easy to get from the Hudson Valley—which, if you’re wondering, can fit the entire state within its borders five times over—and relatively quick to get around once you get there. Rhode Island’s coastline is brimming with sights and activities, from scenic 40-mile cruises to outdoor entertainment, culture, dining, and more, providing plenty to fill a summer weekend.