Rhode Island is the smallest state in land area, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in fun, adventure, and enjoyment for people taking advantage of cheap hotel deals in Rhode Island. The state was the first American colony to declare independence from the British in 1776. With the nickname "The Ocean State," Rhode Island offers some of the top beachside attractions on the northeast Atlantic coast.
Narragansett Bay is one of the state's best draws for tourists and is where many travellers find a cheap Rhode Island hotel deal. Within the Narragansett Bay, there are more than 30 islands for tourists to explore. The state also has many natural forests, which offer an opportunity for guests at hotels in Rhode Island to explore during their vacation.
Rhode Island is deeply involved in the history of the United States, especially the American Revolution, Industrial Revolution, and Civil War. Tourists staying at Rhode Island hotels can explore this history at landmarks such as the Eleazer Arnold House, built in 1691 in Providence or the First Baptist Meetinghouse, built in 1775.
Many Rhode Island hotel packages offer sightseeing tours through the historical areas of cities such as Providence, which is Rhode Island's capital, most populous city, and one of the oldest cities in the U.S. Coffee lovers can rejoice in Providence, as it has the highest concentration of coffeehouses in the country.
Visitors enjoying the affordable Rhode Island hotel deals featured on Expedia can take part in local festivals throughout the state, such as the WaterFire, an environmental art installation in Providence; the Newport Blues & BBQ Festival; or Newport Folk Festival in Newport. Be sure to book reservations in advance of these events, as the rooms with the lowest rates fill up quickly.
Other special events and places that travellers to Rhode Island have fun seeing include the Seaside Village Fair in Narragansett, the One Act Play Festival in Cranston, and the Great Chowder Cook Off, which showcases one of New England's traditional and favourite dishes. Travellers looking for discount prices for accommodations during these annual events should look to Expedia a few months in advance to get the best deals.
Rhode Island's mix of American history along with its modern amenities makes it an ideal travel destination for everyone.
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