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Providence was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, who believed in tolerance, liberty and free will. That spirit is alive today in bustling, dynamic Providence. Home to seven colleges and universities, the city boasts an eclectic arts scenecritically acclaimed restaurants and a youthful energy.

There is no "gay-borhood" in Providence. Members of the gay and lesbian community can be found throughout the city's many neighborhoods. From Federal Hill — Providence's famed Little Italy — to the funky cool of the East Side, the city offers plenty to see and do.

Rhode Island Pride

Plan your RI Pride celebration with our list of upcoming events. Learn More ›

Don't miss New England's only illuminated parade. Parade begins at Dorrance Street. Learn More ›

Providence is a foodie's dream destination, and offers scores of options for your next great meal. Learn More ›

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Explore Providence

WaterFire Providence is a series of bonfires installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence.... Learn More ›

The heart of the city, downtown Providence is compact and walkable, with most restaurants,... Learn More ›

Immerse yourself in Providence's fascinating history, local lore and quirky tales by taking... Learn More ›

Experience the hippest, most on-trend, affordable and fun selection of vintage and antique... Learn More ›