I’ll start. You should visit Rhode Island because:
It’s small enough that you can be in the country (visit the grave of Mercy Brown, exhumed 19th century vampire), the city (visit The Providence Athenaeum, former haunt of Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft), and at the beach (stroll the Cliff Walk in Newport and spy on the summer “cottages” of some of America’s most well-known robber barons) in a single day.
Providence is a great city to eat in. Thanks to the long-time presence of Johnson & Wales culinary school, there’s no lack of award-winning restaurants. Or try something local: a New York System hot wiener all-the-way with a coffee milk or an order of clam cakes and chowder (we have our own special kind).
The accent has to be heard to be believed.