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Why Meet in Providence, Rhode Island?

Providence combines the best of a quaint New England town with the amenities and hip sophistication of a big city. Acclaimed restaurants, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and beautifully preserved historic architecture combine to make Providence a destination for inspiration.

With easy access from Route 95, high-speed train service, an award-winning airport and a waterfront location, Providence is easily accessible by car, plane, train and boat. Learn More ›

Providence's compact, walkable downtown offers a variety of hotel options within walking distance of the RI Convention Center , Providence Place mall and plenty of dining and entertainment venues. Learn More ›

Accessibility and ease are the hallmarks of the Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC). Centrally located in the heart of Providence and just off Interstate 95, the RICC is within one mile of 2,200 hotel rooms. It is connected via skybridge to the 14,000-seat Dunkin’ Donuts Center arena on one side and to the 564-room Omni Providence Hotel on the other. The Omni is, in turn, connected to the Providence Place mall. Learn More ›

We’ve got flavor. Providence is home to Johnson & Wales University , the world’s largest culinary educator and plenty of those graduates stick around. Among foodies, Providence is known as a red-hot destination and has been featured in magazines such as Food & Wine and Saveur . Learn More ›

This town’s on fire. During the warm weather months, tens of thousands of people converge on WaterFire. This series of bonfires installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence entices with aromatic wood smoke, flickering firelight and enchanting music. National Geographic Traveler named it one of the 20 “must see” events in the U.S. Learn More ›

Providence’s safe and compact downtown area makes it an extremely walkable city. Great restaurants , elegant hotels , stellar shopping , a vibrant nightlife , and plenty of family fun are all within blocks of each other. Learn More ›

Providence is home to seven colleges and universities, including Brown University , Providence College and the Rhode Island School of Design. Learn More ›

Providence is 370 years old, with scores of immaculately preserved Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian homes and buildings. The first Baptist church in the United States is located in Providence, as is the Gilbert Stuart painting of George Washington that is features on the one dollar bill. Learn More ›

Home to the famous Rhode Island School of Design and a staunch supporter of the arts, the City of Providence has become a haven for artists and entertainers. With the largest number of working artists in the country, Providence boasts an eclectic mix of galleries, theaters and museums. Learn More ›

We Make Headlines

Providence frequently places at the top of Travel + Leisure ’s “America’s Favorite Cities” poll, earning the top spot in 2015. In 2016, The New York Times named the city on of the 52 “Must See Destinations” in the world for that year. Most recently, SmarterTravel.com named Providence “One of the 10 Must-Visit Hotspots for 2017.”

Centrally located, the Providence is the perfect launching pad for a day trip. Entertainment opportunities, culture events, scenic beauty, rich history and legendary beaches can be found throughout Rhode Island, nearby Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Learn More ›

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