'The Ocean State'
The smallest state of the Nation and a jewel among the New England States. Since the states character and the recreation activities are coined by the ocean and coastline the state decided for it's nickname "the Ocean State'. The economy is mainly based upon tourism.
Speaking of coastline: 620 km (385 mi) if the islands are included, otherwise just 65 km (40 mi)!
The Narragansett Bay cuts deep into the state, shaped a beautiful coast. 36 small islands are found here, too.
Rhode Island is 77 km long (48 mi) and 60 km (37 mi) wide. You can drive from north to south in 70 minutes and the next city or town is mostly only 20-30 minutes away.
Accommodation-wise Rhode Island is well known for it's nice B&B's.