Welcome to the Ocean State. Located just 45 minutes from Boston, 90 minutes from the beaches of Cape Cod, and 3 hours from New York City, Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the nation, but it offers something exciting to do at every turn. This nature-lover’s paradise is packed with activities for the young, old, and young at heart, leisure and adventure seekers, and everyone in between. Across the state, enjoy a slower pace of life with bicycling, kayaking, or surfing along dozens of pristine beaches. The communities offer a wealth of plein-air dining options and cultural attractions, including meals at the celebrated restaurants of Federal Hill, performances at the historic Columbus Theatre, and walks through history at Fort Adams State Park. Whether you want to marvel at famous architecture, enjoy the tranquility of beaches and dunes, or savor some of the freshest seafood in the country, you’ll have plenty of chances to do so here.