Just 10 miles north of NEON's venue, the state capital of Providence is:
the birthplace and lifelong residence of horror author H.P. Lovecraft, and Edgar Allan Poe also walked its streets
an exceptional culinary city with Johnson and Wales University and the highest number of restaurants per capita in the U.S.
downtown Providence offers cool independent boutique, galleries, and collaborative creative spaces, and there are vintage stores throughout the city
A little further south, historic Newport is a perfect day trip and:
home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame
its stunning Ocean Drive's 10 miles twist and turn past gorgeous homes, rocky ocean vistas, and Brenton Point.
the famous 3.5-mile Cliff Walk is bordered on one side by steep sea cliffs and on the other by historic Gilded Age mansions, the “summer cottages” built by Roaring 20's industrial robber baron tycoons like Cornelius Vanderbilt's The Breakers
Throughout Rhode Island:
find sandy beaches for surfing, swimming, and sunbathing
eat fresh, delicious seafood
Tour top-notch craft breweries and scenic wineries