Visit Rhode Island

It's such an honor to represent Rhode Island in the Senate. We may be a small state, but we all know one another, we know where things are and where they used to be, and we're fiercely proud of our unique and lasting history.

From Southern traders traveling from Charleston to Newport in our country's earliest days, to the millions of people who flock to our famous beaches today, the Ocean State has always welcomed travelers from far and wide. If you're a newcomer to Rhode Island or planning a visit, I hope this page will help offer you a little more information about our beautiful state.


Visiting Rhode Island, the main web site for the state of Rhode Island, includes information for residents and visitors. The Rhode Island Division of Tourism features a travel planner and information on upcoming events. Check websites for local and regional chambers of commerce for additional material on local businesses and activities:

Central RI Chamber of Commerce
Charlestown Chamber of Commerce
Cranston Chamber of Commerce
East Bay Chamber of Commerce
East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce
Jamestown Chamber of Commerce
Narragansett Chamber of Commerce
Newport County Chamber of Commerce
North Central Chamber of Commerce
North Kingstown Chamber Of Commerce
Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce
Pawtuxet Valley Chamber of Commerce
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce
East Providence Chamber of Commerce
Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Chamber of Commerce

Getting Around Rhode Island

Airports: T.F. Green Airport, Warwick, RI
Bus Lines: Greyhound Bus and Peter Pan Bus Lines
Public Transit: Amtrak, Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Historic Sites

As one of the original 13 colonies, and the first to declare independence from England, Rhode Island has a rich and diverse history. To learn more about historic sites that you can visit in Rhode Island, including historic homes in Newport, Slater Mill in Pawtucket, and the International Tennis Hall of Fame, please visit the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission.

State Parks and Beaches

For more information about Rhode Island's scenic landscapes and miles of coastline, please visit the Rhode Island Division of Parks and Recreation.