Savor Rhode Island's beauty, from art to beaches
Brown University students Nicha Ratana-Apiromyakij, left, and Nick Melachrinos talk while visiting the stacks at the Providence Athenaeum, in Providence, R.I. on Monday, July 15, 2013. With roots dating back to 1753, the private library is one of the oldest in the country. It is housed in a Greek Revival-style granite building that neighbors Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013 12:00 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It only takes about an hour to drive across Rhode Island, which is wedged between Massachusetts and Connecticut and straddles picturesque Narragansett Bay, but its pleasures are many. It boasts stunning wide, sandy beaches and architecture that goes back to Colonial times.
Newport and other communities became a summer playground for the rich during the Gilded Age, but you don't have be a Vanderbilt to enjoy the Ocean State. Many of its most interesting spots don't cost a thing.
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