Rhode Island Weekend Getaways - RI Romantic Weekend Trips

Rhode Island Weekend Getaways

You could blink and miss Rhode Island, but then you'd miss seeing one of the prettiest of the New England states. Only 48 miles from north to south and 37 miles from east to west, this tiny gem boasts everything that the bigger New England states have, just in a scaled down, easier to negotiate size that makes it simply perfect for weekend getaways.

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Romantic Getaways Rhode Island Style

According to Destination Newport, the seaside city of Newport was once the summer playground of the extremely wealthy. Of course, 
these well-to-do families couldn't live in just any old house. So they built enormous, grand mansions that still stand proudly in Newport today. These magnificent Gilded Age mansions are just part of Newport's charm. The city also boasts beautiful beaches, fine restaurants and a world-famous Cliff Walk along its eastern shore from which you can enjoy spectacular views. All of this makes Newport, which bills itself as America's first resort, an excellent choice for romantic RI weekend getaways.

If you are someone, however, who would prefer a Rhode Island vacation resort in a more natural setting, then Block Island might be more to your liking. Block Island, which is located approximately 13 miles south of Rhode Island in the Atlantic Ocean, is a wonderful setting for a romantic getaway weekend. You and your sweetheart can explore over 17 miles of lovely beaches, go horseback riding, bird watching or head out to sea for a relaxing sunset sail. Rhode Island is also home to a truly special romantic getaway. The stunning Ocean House Hotel is one of only 76 hotels in the world to be awarded a five star rating by Forbes in 2013. In addition, its luxurious spa was ranked as the number seven top hotel spa in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2013. Located in exclusive Watch Hill, this spectacular Victorian resort would make a unique and special destination for a romantic getaway in Rhode Island.

Autumn Splendor

Rhode Island may not be the first New England state people think of when planning a 
leaf peeping trip, but it should be. This state has a number of gorgeous locations in which you can enjoy nature's colorful fall handiwork, including the 627-acre Lincoln Woods State Park, which is located just outside of Providence, or the Arcadia Management Area in Exeter. Don't forget to book an inn early for your fall leaf peeping vacations to Rhode Island, as this is also a popular time for parents to visit the college campuses in the Providence area, such as Providence College, Johnson and Wales or Brown University.

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Located on Block Island our resort is for people who believe casual elegance is a way of life. Just a short walk from Historic Old Harbor, the Inn and Hotel are opulently restored and furnished. Many of our rooms feature ocean views, whirlpool tubs...
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Spring Street, Box I
 | Block Island, RI 02807
 | (401) 466-2421  | (800) 626-4773

Charming inn, centrally located on historic Thames Street across from Newport Harbor next to restaurants, shops, nightlife, sailing and events.  One of the premier getaway locations in New England, Newport, Rhode Island is a perfect retreat for...
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398 Thames Street
 | Newport, RI 02840
 | (401) 848-8000  | (866) 848-8780

Bright, spacious rooms with private baths, flat screen cable TV, A/C, free Wi-Fi & free parking, some rooms with fireplace & Jacuzzi tub.  Easy walking to town center.  Biggest breakfast in town (Frommers).  Kid...
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34 Rhode Island Avenue
 | Newport, RI 02840
 | (401) 847-9794  | (800) 748-6565

Situated on a forty-acre peninsula, at the west end of Newport's world-renowned Ocean Drive, Castle Hill Inn offers guests the romance, seclusion and extraordinary beauty of a private oceanfront resort, including an elegantly restored Victorian...
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590 Ocean Drive
 | Newport, RI 02840
 | (401) 849-3800  | (888) 466-1355

The Mill Street Inn, a gem among Newport Hotels, is a former nineteenth century mill that combines historic charm with today's modern luxuries. This Small Luxury Hotel is one block from lively Thames Street and the waterfront, yet located in the...
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75 Mill Street
 | Newport, RI 02840
 | 401-849-9500  | 800-392-1316

The National Hotel is located in the heart of the Old Harbor District, directly across the street from the ferry landing and walking distance to the shops, restaurants and beaches. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places...
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Water Street
 | Block Island, RI 02807
 | 401-466-2901  | 800-225-2449

Located in the heart of historic downtown Newport, The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina is “The City by the Sea’s” preferred hotel and marina! Enjoy staying in beautiful hotel accommodations in Newport, RI surrounded by magnificent...
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49 America's Cup Avenue
 | Newport, RI 02840
 | (401) 847-9000  | (800) 955-2558

Be served by tomorrow's Hotel Managers and Executive Chefs from Johnson and Wales University. Dine at Libations Restaurant & Lounge Serving, Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner. Full service hotel featuring 68 whirlpool suites, only a short...
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2081 Post Road
 | Warwick, RI 02886
 | (401) 739-3000  | (800) 333-3333

Come visit our unique, design-driven Newport RI hotel and unearth the perfect New England getaway. Steeped in Newport’s nautical history — yet with a bold touch of the unexpected — you’ll experience our most original Newport...
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22 Liberty St.
 | Newport, RI 02840
 | 401-846-7444

As the first boutique hotel in Narragansett, Rhode Island, The Break embraces the beach community history and retro-chic surf vibe of this distinctive stretch of sand and sea. With stylish suites and rooms, an ocean-view rooftop lounge/bar, you'...
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1208 Ocean Road
 | Narragansett, RI 02882
 | 401-363-9800  | 855-559-3001