Providence has many distinct neighborhoods that have their own personality and their own charms. You can explore the different Providence neighborhoods individually, or you can build your own trail based on a theme. To start you off, we created this series, “What’s Good in the Neighborhood.” Today’s theme? Hidden gems!

The West End

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Just off Broadway in a non-descript building, the Courtland Club offers a hot bar menu and a cool bar scene. Head to the back, where gorgeous exposed brick walls and comfy furniture await.

Washington, Westminster & Weybosset

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Take a trip back in time at Carmen & Ginger in the Arcade. Explore neat vintage finds and ask the staff for a copy of a comprehensive map of Providence’s vintage scene.

College Hill & Benefit Street

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is located on the Brown University campus, but you don’t have to be a scholar to marvel at its diverse offerings, which tell the story of civilization.

Silver Lake & Olneyville

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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True Mexican food can be tough to find in New England but El Rancho Grande is Mex without the Tex. Each dish is lovingly prepared with authentic ingredients.

Thayer Street

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Escape your everyday world at Base Station VR. This immersive virtual reality experience offers the chance to pummel some bad guys or step inside a Van Gogh painting — whatever releases your stress.