Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Waterplace Park

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. 

Cheetah among the snow at the Zoo in winter

Winter Wonder Days at the Zoo

Enjoy half-price admission at Roger Williams Park Zoo in January and February. Get out of the cold with the Zoo’s “Faces of the Rainforest” exhibit and experience the indigenous monkeys, birds, amphibians, and reptiles of the Amazon Rainforest.

Newport Restaurant Group

Restaurant Weeks

January 9-22 , area restaurants will feature offers for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or even all three). You'll also find other specials, like signature cocktails, specialty products and more.

Buy Local RI

The holiday season is looking bright this year. It’s time to start planning some fun. Buy Local RI is your source for neighborhood holiday markets, festive family events, shopping strolls and more throughout Rhode Island.

 

Hotel  Month

 

Highlighted Things to Do

Family Travel

Educational and interesting, eclectic and entertaining, Providence has plenty of attractions, events...

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 below for a glimpse of this spectacular event.

Open Providence Area Attractions

Local attractions are open and ready to welcome visitors. Before heading out, please call or check their websites to get up-to-date info on reservation requirements or any other health and safety protocols. 

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.

Click here for more pics from last week in Providence.

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

RI Hotel Month Jan 17

RI Hotel Month

    Various Hotels in Rhode Island
An Octoroon Jan 27

An Octoroon

    The Gamm Theatre
Todd Barry Feb 05

Todd Barry

    The Greenwich Odeum

Gay Providence

Providence is home to a thriving, diverse and dynamic LGBT 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.