Rhode Island


Over the weekend, I decided to spend my Saturday in Rhode Island. My biggest faux pas (there were a few) was not to check the WaterFire schedule before heading out. A few years back I heard of the WaterFire and that sparked my interest in Rhode Island.






Ok, so WaterFire aside, I had also learnt of the "castles" in Rhode Isalnd and decided I must see these. My second faux pas was believing there were actually "castles" Yes, there were huge mansions, mega mansions if you will, but the pic below is the only structure which resembles a castle.





A friend also mentioned that there was a great shopping outlet, which I didn't visit because one I wasn't quite sure where it was, two shopping wasn't my focus and three after the castle debacle I headed home.

I do plan to return to Rhode Island, as I believe there must be more to see and do (perhaps, yet another faux pas on my end).

So, if anyone has visited or lives in Rhode Island, do share your thoughts and suggestions for my next visit.

121 comments:

  1. Great post, its always fun visiting some place new

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    1. I agree,and RI is a sweet,calm place to go with family or a significant other,or even alone for some "you" time...

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  2. That is a gorgeous castle - I hope to make it to Rhode Island one day.

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  3. Love this site. I like to travel and would love to get to R.I. one day.

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  4. I wish I could travel more often

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  5. I have cousin living In RI and yet, I have not visited. I can see is a beautiful state.

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  6. I would love to visit Rhode Island.

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  7. I have traveled to every state in the United States except the New England area and have always wanted to go and see what it was like. Rhode Island sure does look beautiful!

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  8. I've never been to Rhode Island but it sounds very cool...would love to "ooh" and "ahh" at the mansions that look like castles!

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  9. I've done the Cliff Walk in RI and it's beautiful. So beautiful. I went several ... well, MANY years ago and would love to go back.

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  10. I visited my cousin in Rhode Island two summers ago when she lived in Newport -- it is a beautiful town!

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  11. I have a few friends who lived there and loved it. Another place for my bucket list!

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  12. I have not visited Rhode Island, but it looks beautiful. I would love to go someday.

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  13. Well I am nowhere near Rhode Island and but does look like a picturesque and beautiful place.

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  14. The castle is beautiful..never been to Rhode Island

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  15. I would love to visit RI one day!

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  16. I've never been to Rhode Island, but it's on my bucket list! ;)

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  17. I love stumbling upon old historic houses, castles, places you name it.

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  18. Rhode Island looks so beautiful. Would love to see it.

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  19. I've never been to Rhode Island. I'll probably never get to visit there.

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  20. I wish that I could travel to places like this. That would be great.

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  21. I never been there but it sounds like it's worth a trip. Love the pictures

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  22. The closest i've come to Rhode Island is learning about it yrs ago in school, but it might be something i can put on my "bucket list" to see & do.

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  23. I can only say that I live in MA and maybe twice a year I go on over to RI , part of my family have a church out there Pastor Don and his wife. So many wonderful places to visit , if you ever get back this way give me a shout and come on over to MA. lots of very interesting sites here to see, after all if you ever read the book Moby Dick ' this place is a must :)

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  24. I have never been to Rhode Island and it looks interesting, I can usually find something interesting to me just about anywhere I go, but what in the world in the WaterFire?

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  25. Rhode Island seems like such a beautiful state. I have not been there yet but would love to

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  26. SOme parts of RI looks like fairy tales. Love it!

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  27. I live in NYC and I've only been to Rhode Island once. About 3 years ago, we had a camping trip at Burlingame. I'm hoping to go back and do some real exploring sometimes.

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  28. I would love to visit Rhode Island. You should check out this site: roadtrippers.com It is so awesome, you can narrow things to see down by arts, places of scientific interest, waterfalls, pretty much anything. It's so fun! Next time you go on a road trip, you won't miss a thing!

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  29. I really want to visit there. It is beautiful! :D

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  30. Oh how beautiful!!
    I would love to visit there!!

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  31. Phew! That's gorgeous! I would love to visit all of the States someday!

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  32. My dad was in the military and when I was younger we lived in Rhode Island. I don't remember living there unfortunately and I probably will never make it back there.

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  33. Love the castle house. Wish I owned it.

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  34. We have visited the mansions in Newport (RI) which is where I'm assuming this one is. We've gone to Misquamicut Beach many times as the waves are nicer there than in the bay area. I don't know what the WaterFire is all about. Hopefully you'll have a better time the next time you go!

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  35. That castle is gorgeous! I want to visit the entire country someday and this will be on my list!

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  36. I would love to visit a castle some where,that would be so cool!

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  37. We have a lot of old "castles" in our town too. Some made into museums. If you didn't catch my early comment, you should really check out roadtripper.com. So cool!

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  38. would love to see this in person, beautiful

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  39. Looks beautiful. I'd also like the shopping outlet.

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  40. Even though it's not a 'real' castle, it's still beautiful! I'd love to see the inside. I've never been to RI, but it's on my bucket list :)

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  41. I would love to go to Rhode Island...the furthest I have been was to upstate New York to Niagra Falls...thanks for sharing!

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  42. i LOVE rhode island, and it's the thing i miss most about being on the west coast now (i'm from ny, and now in oregon). waterfire is my single most favourite event, ever. i love it. there is so much history in rhode island, and theres so much variety within a short distance! definitely check out bristol's waterfront, the portugese fishing industry flavor is just amazing!

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  43. I want to start visiting more places out east! this looks very pretty

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  44. I have been to every state in the US, except for Rhode Island. It is on my short bucket list!!

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  45. We've only driven through and never stopped to visit... thanks for sharing.. I hope we can stop next time when we travel up that way :)

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  46. Rhode Island is so small - I wonder if you can see it all in a weekend!

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  47. This looks like a beautiful area and would love to visit the castle some day.

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  48. I've never been to the east coast. But I know there are awesome places in each state. I love looking at beautiful homes and would like to check out the "castle."

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  49. I've always wanted to visit Rhode Island, this only makes me want to visit it more. How beautiful!

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  50. I'd love to visit Rhode Island one day! So beautiful!

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  51. I really hope to visit Rhode Island someday and the neighboring states. Once my daughter is old enough, I'd love to see them all!

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  52. We drove through Rhode Island but did not have enough time to stop and enjoy it. Thanks for this post!

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  53. Looks beautiful, never been there before.

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  54. Glad to add a beautiful U.S destination to my list of future travels. Breathtaking.

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  55. It would be really cool to visit all of the castles in the US!

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  56. Rhode Island is on my list of places to visit, looks so beautiful!! Thanks for the article!!

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  57. I always loved Rhode Island. I always go to Providence. It's a beautiful city. I have not been in years...maybe next summer. Thank you for your wonderful post.

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  58. Nice pictures, I'll have to visit sometime! ;D

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  59. Have never been to Rhoade Island...but would love to see!!! Awesome pic's you shared too!

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  60. I wish you had found castles there! I think it would be so neat to tour some. Other countries (England and Ireland for example) have the coolest castles!

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  61. I'm curious as to other fun things in RI as well... like local farmers markets or fairs or street vendors

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  62. Rhode Island is on my bucket list of places to visit.

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  63. lol call me a fat kid but i want to go there because of all of the amazing food places ive seen on food network there.

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  64. I would love to see more of Rhode Island. It is such a beautiful state.

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  65. I would love to go there sometime. Nice photos.

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  66. Whenever I think of Rhode Island, I only think of the movie Me, Myself and Irene with Jim Carrey.

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  67. I would love to visit Rhode Island some day. It looks beautiful! That might not be an official castle but it is a very impressive mansion! Great photos by the way!

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  68. You have to admit it is a nice castle!

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  69. I think Rhode Island may be the only state in America I have not visited. Now I know a little more about it.

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  70. I have always wanted to visit Rhode Island. I would definitely have to go see the castle:)

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  71. woud love to visit r.i. in the near future and site see...

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  72. What an amazing house - I love the castle look. We should all get to live in a castle!

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  73. I have never been to Rhode Island before. I see pictures, and its so Beautiful there.

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  74. Very Beautiful castle :) R.I. seems like a fun place to visit.

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  75. Great post & that's a beautiful castle

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  76. ! I would love to visit all of the States someday! Its always fun visiting some place new

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  77. I have never been fortunate enough to visit any of the New England States...Rhode Island is definitely one that I would love to explore! I still have a report that I wrote on Rhode Island many, many, many years ago=)

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  78. I don't travel much outside of my state but it looks beautiful.

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  79. So much to see in the tiniest state. Thank you for sharing!

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  80. I would love to visit Rhode Island. it looks beautiful!

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  81. That would be a great adventure for this Oregon gal :)

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  82. I would like to go to Rhode Island since it is one of the states I have yet to visit.

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  83. I have never been to Rhode Island..even though I don't live that far away in PA...I would love to see the castle in person!!

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  84. I would love to visit Rhode Island!

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  85. I rarely travel out of the city and would love to visit Rhode Island.

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  86. that's beautiful. I rarely get to travel :(

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  87. i love rhode island, and waterfire is my favourite experience ever.

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  88. What a beautiful place, id love to visit.

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  89. That mansion is amazing! I'd love to snoop around in there! :D

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  90. I hope to visit someday - it looks beautiful!

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  91. With regards to the so called "castle", my only thought is that maybe it was something they saw as a child. From a child's point of view it might have appeared as a magnificent castle.

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  92. Never been to Rhode Island, but would definitely love to! Looks lovely!

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  93. I would like to eventually get to go to Rhode Island. I have seen most states except for the New England area.

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  94. I never been to Rhode Island but my daughter live in Maryland for 4 year's.

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  95. I've never been to Rhode Island but there must be some interesting things to see and do somewhere.

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  96. I used to take fun road trips all the time. I really miss doing that. My friend and I would just hop in the car and off we would go to where ever we decided! It was so much fun.

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  97. i would have been disappointed in the lack of "castles" as well

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  98. Would love to tag along when you go back!! Know would be fun to explore such great places there! :)

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  99. Your post was very descriptive I really enjoyed it!

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  100. Rhode Island looks like a beautiful place to visit might have to visit there next summer

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  101. It's beautiful but it's not what I had pictured for a castle, either.

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  102. Mega mansions, you say? I'd love to visit Rhode Island to see some mansions. We have some around here, but not like that!

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  103. so beautiful my sister was lucky enough to get married in a castle in scotland

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  104. Never been there but would love to visit someday.I have a cousin that lives there.

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  105. Would love to visit there sometime. I'm in NY so not too far off.

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  106. I have never been to Rhode Island, but have always wanted to visit. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip!

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