Honeymoon Destination: Rhode Island

What Makes Rhode Island So Unique?

Curling up in a seaside bungalow, sipping wine in a cozy bed and breakfast, or simply listening to the crashing waves from a tent popped up beachside -no matter what type of honeymoon you want, Rhode Island can serve it up. Narrated sunset boat tours, deep sea fishing, beach bumming, heritage-trail walking, or noshing on the staple crop of fresh seafood — don’t think that because RI is the smallest state that it doesn’t have a million things to offer.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Rhode Island

Ocean Drive, Newport, RI: Being a newlywed means that it’s the perfect time to dream big dreams. There is nothing more romantic than driving along the 10 mile stretch of Ocean Drive looking for your future dream home. This breathtaking stretch of road winds its way through some of the most prestigious and luxurious private residences in all the state.

From mansions like the 13-acre estate found in The Breakers to The Rosecliff (The Great Gatsby and High Society were filmed there), this Newport waterfront domestic splendor isn’t to be missed. Also, there are plenty of places to park your car along the way. Try Brenton Point Park for a romantic picnic or just to drink in the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean while you drive.

WaterFire, Providence RI: If you have planned your honeymoon for May-October, do not miss the bonfire beauty of Barnaby Evans urban art sculptures in downtown Providence. Sending a glow across the three rivers that fork here, music pulsates from the city center as fire dancers and entertainers in river boats flit in and out of the art. Unique and urban, you won’t find this type of street festival anywhere else in the world.

Block Island, RIIf you are headed for Block Island, the Mohegan Bluffs must make the top of your to-do list. Here you will find 200-foot cliff faces overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The vistas and rock formations are stunning, especially for the hiker extraordinaire. However, if you want to experience the beauty in full force, pack hiking shoes, some water bottles, and put your game face on. If you’re a non-athlete, book a yoga class for the next morning at your hotel; your body will thank you for the stretch.

Most Romantic Resorts in Rhode Island

Castle Hill Inn, Newport RI: The quintessential seaside resort, Castle Hill Inn has been housing honeymooners since the early 19th century. With suites from The Chalet to The Beach House, couples can experience the utmost in seaside elegance complete with ocean views to die for and barefoot beach access from the front door. Be sure to visit the Castle Hill Lighthouse and nearby coastal hiking trails to understand why this getaway is one of the most elegant resorts in Newport.

The Chanler, Newport RI: If you dream of falling asleep beneath a sparkling chandelier in a room that seems right out of the Renaissance, The Chanler has opulence down to a science. With 20 unique rooms ranging from Gothic to English Tudor decor, couples can feel like they have been crowned their own brand of royalty from check in to check out. Depending on your budget, the Ocean Villa overlooking Cliff Walk and Easton’s Beach may be the best money you ever spent.

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