Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Braziers burn on the river and a mural of a young girl is illuminated in the background.

THINGS TO DO IN THE PROVIDENCE AREA

In Providence you can do your own thing. Sample the latest dishes at a red-hot restaurant. Score a one-of-a-kind find in distinctive neighborhood shops. We’ve got tons of public art, great museums, award-winning theater and cool music. Plus, we’re affordable and easy to get to. With so many options, you can curate a vacation that is uniquely yours. Pick your Providence today. 

Valentine's Day

Providence's cobblestone streets, alluring arts and culture options, lively nightlife, and lovely restaurants, create the perfect spot to spend Valentine's Day on Tuesday, February 14.

WaterFire

Providence's signature event, WaterFire, features a series of nearly 100 bonfires crackling just above the surface of the three rivers that run through the city. Take a look at the video for a glimpse of this spectacular event.

Providence Area Attractions

You'll find a wide variety of attractions in Providence and throughout Rhode Island. Take a look below and start planning some fun.

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Last Week in Providence

Take a look at how people are finding ways to safely appreciate all that Providence has to offer. Below are some of the great pics taken last week in Providence. Click through for more.

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Roger Williams Park

Historic Rhode Island

Today, many of Providence's historic landmarks are open to the public, including the RISD Museum, the state's leading museum of art and design; the John Brown House Museum, a landmark from the 18th century; and the 

Upcoming Events

By The Queen Jan 26

By The Queen

    Trinity Rep
Faith Healer Jan 26

Faith Healer

    The Gamm Theatre
Ice Jam 2023 Jan 26

Ice Jam 2023

    BankNewport City Center
Jim Florentine Jan 27

Jim Florentine

    Comedy Connection of Rhode Island
Annie Jan 31

Annie

    Providence Performing Arts Center
Anthony Rodia Feb 03

Anthony Rodia

    Comedy Connection of Rhode Island
Discovery Tykes Feb 03

Discovery Tykes

    Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Monster Jam Feb 03

Monster Jam

    Amica Mutual Pavilion

LGBTQ+ Providence

Providence is home to a thriving, diverse and dynamic LGBTQ+ community, whose influence may be found in every corner of our city. 

Providence Self-Guided Historic Walking Tours

Immerse yourself in Providence's fascinating history, local lore and quirky tales by taking a self-guided walking tour. Explore the historic East Side, the rich culture of the West Side, the evolution of the Jewelry District, the reinvention of Downtown, and the city's early...

Providence Neighborhoods

Some of Providence’s greatest assets are its vibrant, thriving neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has its own distinct personality, unique history and welcoming community.

Tours & Excursions

Explore the city on foot and see the sites up close on a walking tour. If you’re looking for a more leisurely adventure, sit back, relax and enjoy the views by bus. And, if you’re the seafaring type, hop on board a gondola or riverboat tour of the city.