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Riding through Rhode Island in a Limousine
Rhode Island is a charmingly small state. It's small enough that you could gather a group of friends, and tour nearly the whole state in a luxury limousine. Hop in and enjoy the ride through Providence, spectacular Newport, and Block Island, where you can see beautiful lighthouses.
A string of coastal towns runs in an arc from the Connecticut border up to Providence, the capital, which lies at the point of the bay 30 miles from the open ocean. This is a great place to begin your limousine excursion. It was here that Roger Williams, banned from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635 for his outspoken views on religious freedom, established his colony. Not a whole lot survives from that first century, but there is a large section of the city's East Side that is composed almost totally of 18th- and 19th-century buildings.
The most important town on Aquidneck is Newport, and it's the best reason for a limousine excursion to the state. Historic Hill is the large district of colonial Newport that rises from America's Cup Avenue, along the waterfront, to Bellevue Avenue, which is the beginning of Victorian Newport. Spring Street serves as the Hill's "main drag", and it's a beautiful mixture of colonial, Georgian, and Federal structures. Among its visual treats is the Trinity Church, at the corner of Church Street. The Trinity Church was said to have been influenced by the work of the legendary British architect Christopher Wren. The church certainly reflects that inspiration in its belfry and distinctive spire. The belfry and spire can be seen from all over downtown Newport and Queen Anne Square, which is a greensward that runs down to the waterfront.
The cottages of Newport are certainly worth a look as well. "Cottages" are what wealthy summer people called the gorgeous mansions that they built in Newport in the last decades before the 16th Amendment to the Constitution permitted an income tax. When driving through the cottage district in your chauffeured limousine consider the fact that most of these amazing residences are still privately owned. However, there are nine of these homes that are open to the public. The Preservation Society of Newport County maintains six of the mansions. The mansions that aren't operated by the Preservation Society but are open to the public are Belcourt Castle, Beechwood, and Rough Point. Pick a couple of these estates and take a tour through them admiring the lavishness inside.
Finally, there is Block Island, which is a 1-hour ferry ride from Point Judith. You and your limousine buddies should go here simply to explore its lighthouses, hike its cliff side trails, and hit the beach. Don't forget to take a camera to take pictures of your limousine buddies against this stunning backdrop.
When the day is through, sit back and ride home in the comfortable luxury of your limousine. You and your limousine crew can discuss the extravagant places you visited throughout the day.
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