Rhode Island is situated 50 minutes from Boston and 3.5 hours from New York City. “The biggest little state in the Union” is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty and boasts some of the finest opportunities for swimming, fishing, and sailing on the East Coast.
Rhode Island is convenient to a variety of New England offerings including the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont, and the beaches of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
In addition to the many cultural offerings at Brown University, the state is also home to the Rhode Island School of Design, Trinity Square Repertory Company, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, all nationally acclaimed in the fine arts.
Activities on the Brown University campus are open to Kent Hospital residents. These include theater, dance, sports and music events. Nearby Rhode Island College, Providence College and the University of Rhode Island also offer various cultural and sports events.
Are you a "foodie"? Well, RI is home to an array of award-winning restaurants, offering all types of cuisines. There is a growing local farming community, farmer's markets provide local, fresh produce. And while you're in town, be sure to try some local RI favorites: Del's Lemonade, RI calamari, clam cakes and "chowda", lobster roll, and wieners!