Downtown Providence is the heart of the city, filled with world-renowned restaurants, super-cool shopping, stunning historic architecture, and an assortment of fun things to do. Stroll along the riverfront and then explore Downtown's cobblestone streets. Be on the lookout for the vibrant murals and public art pieces dotted throughout Providence. Make a stop at the Pedestrian Bridge for a spectacular view of the city and a requisite photo. Downtown is your town. And in your town, you're always welcome.
As an executive at one of the city’s top hotels and a busy mom, there is nothing Damaris can’t handle. A rooftop table with a view? No problem. A last-minute meal to bring home? Sure. Cool events? Yup. Hot shoes? Right up her alley. Damaris has all the answers, all in one place — Downtown...Discover Their Downtown
As an actor launching his career, URI theater major and a Gamm Theatre fellow, Omar has honed a keen eye for performance. For anyone that loves enjoying the performing arts like Omar does, the Downtown Providence arts scene always has something on stage and in sight. All in walking distance.Discover Their Downtown
As an interior decorator and owner of Homestyle, a wonderful and whimsical boutique on Westminster St., Lisa has an eye for the original. If you’re looking for a gift for someone special or just fresh inspiration for your own office, Lisa’s style makes Downtown visitors feel right at home.Discover Their Downtown
Everyone’s happy to see Bobby walking around Downtown in his yellow shirt. He’ll help you with directions or find a rack for your bike. He’s checking in with businesses or walking the daycare kids out to recess. On weekends, meet Bobby at Burnside Park, where his youngest son loves to play.Discover Their Downtown
Director of Sales
"Make your way to Eno Fine Wines & Spirits on Westminster for a bottle of wine and hop on a gondola to take in the city from a whole new perspective. Then head back to Aloft to take in new heights with a craft cocktail and bites from Blu Violet Roofbar."
Actor & 2022–2023 Gamm Theatre Fellow
"I love walking around Downtown. Especially in the summer, it’s so easy to get around and there are always new things to discover, and here’s always something going on! I could explore Downtown for ages! I’ve lived in Rhode Island for years now, and I still feel like I’ve barely scratched the...
Lisa Newman Paratore
"A lot of Homestyle's customers are visiting and looking at colleges with their teens. I always tell them that’s it’s cool to be yourself in Providence. It’s cool to be smart. It’s cool to be creative. They can be their authentic self. It’s a great city for a college kid. So much to do and so safe."
"When my daughters had half-days in school, we’d love going to lunch together at Providence Coal Fired Pizza. They’re older now, one’s in college, but they’ll still come and help out!"
Downtown Improvement District
"I live on Federal Hill with my four kids. My son loves going to Burnside Park to play at the Brandon’s Beach playground."