There are a number of airports in Rhode Island. However, not all Rhode Island airports have regularly scheduled flights. We do not list the smallest airports, since there is no way to provide you flights from those airports.
The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is the smallest state by area, and it is also the state with the longest official name. Rhode Island was the first of the thirteen original American colonies to declare independence from British rule, signaling the start of the American Revolution. Unsurprisingly, it was also the last state to ratify the United States Constitution.
The state's common name, Rhode Island, actually refers only to the largest island in Narragansett Bay, also known as Aquidneck Island. Some historians think that the name is derived from "Roodt Eylandt", old Dutch for "red island", given to the island by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block due to the red clay on the island's shore. Other historians believe the name owes its origins to Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, upon discovering nearby (present-day) Block Island named it Rhode Island because of its similarity in shape to the Greek island of Rhodes. Later settlers, mistaking which island Verrazzano was referring to, gave the name to Aquidneck Island instead.
Despite most of the state being part of the mainland, the name Rhode Island leads some out-of-staters to mistakenly believe that the entire state is an island, sometimes confusing it with Long Island, New York, which is only about 100 miles southwest of Rhode Island across the Atlantic Ocean. Rhode Island is nicknamed "Little Rhody" traditionally but the state officially adopted the nickname "the Ocean State".
Rhode Island has two distinct natural regions. Eastern Rhode Island contains the lowlands of the Narragansett Bay, while Western Rhode Island forms part of the New England Upland. Narragansett Bay is a major feature of the state's topography. Block Island lies approximately 12 miles (19 km) off the southern coast of the mainland. Within the Bay, there are over 30 islands. The largest is Aquidneck Island, shared by the municipalities of Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth. Among the other islands in the Bay are Hope and Prudence.
Rhode Island has the most oceanfront per capita as well as per land area of any United States state, and is home to a number of oceanfront beaches. Rhode Island is mostly flat with no real mountains. Rhode Island is an example of a warm summer humid continental climate with hot rainy summers and cold snowy winters. ()