Small really is beautiful when it comes to Rhode Island. Only 37 miles wide and 48 miles deep, 'Little Rhody' is the USA's smallest state. However, it has 400 miles of coastline and a great sailing tradition, as well as world-class arts and music festivals. There is an astonishing wealth of architecture and this is the birthplace of America's industrial revolution. Welcome to the Ocean State!
Incidentally, Rhode Island isn't an island. The explorer Giovanni da Verrazano decided that the coastline reminded him of the island of Rhodes in Greece!