Things to Do in Providence
Providence is a compact, thriving American capital city that neatly cross-stitches the fabric of New England history with a vibrant dining palate and an edgy arts, music and cultural scene. "Something for everyone" might be a clichéd phrase, but in Providence it's an everyday reality.
This "Creative Capital" boasts the modern attractions and cosmopolitan amenities of big cities, but with unpretentious fun and an enviable array of accessible options.
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Events in Providence
From historic tours to WaterFire, performing arts to food festivals
and everything in between, there are events for every season.
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A Top Food City
Travel + Leisure readers recently ranked Providence one of the top
food cities in the U.S. in the magazine's "America's Favorite Cities" poll.
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Educational and interesting, eclectic and entertaining, Providence has plenty of attractions, events and things to do for the whole family.
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Providence's signature event, WaterFire draws tens of thousands of people to the heart of the city.
Roger Williams Park is a top-notch family attraction that has delighted generations of visitors. The zoo recently earned rave reviews and record attendance at the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.
The park also contains waterways, walks, Botanical Center, a Carousel Village, Museum of Natural History and Planetarium. The Providence Rink at the Bank of America City Center boasts wonderful ice skating downtown, featuring more ice than Rockefeller Center and the city's dynamic skyline as a backdrop. History buffs will revel in the city's rich and varied architecture, which ranges from Colonial to Modern, as well as landmarks such as the First Baptist Church in America.