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June 21, 2014

What to do in Providence, from art to beaches

It takes only about an hour to drive across Rhode Island, which is wedged between Massachusetts and Connecticut and straddles picturesque Narragansett Bay, but its pleasures are many. It boasts stunning wide, sandy beaches and architecture that goes back to Colonial times. Newport and other communities became a summer playground for the rich during the Gilded Age, but you don’t have be a Vanderbilt to enjoy the Ocean State. Many of its most interesting spots don’t cost a thing.

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