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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. 

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St. Patrick's & St. Joseph's Days in Providence

Providence is home to a variety of cultures and traditions, including large populations...

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Free Things To Do

Looking for free events and attractions? Providence has so much to offer. From family...

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WaterFire Providence

Providence's signature event is WaterFire, an award-winning fire sculpture installation on the three rivers in downtown Providence. Created by local artist Barnaby Evans, WaterFire has become a must-see for visitors.

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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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 

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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.

Local Shopping

From boutiques to department stores, Providence offers ample shopping.