Providence Vacations

United States
Providence, the capital of tiny Rhode Island, was named by founder Roger Williams in honor of "God's merciful providence." An early city to industrialize, Providence was known for producing jewelry and silverware, as well as, sadly, the triangle trade, which saw New England rum traded for African slaves, who were …

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Things to see and do in Providence

Bandit042004 | FlickrWaterFire
konstantine1982 | FlickrRoger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village
Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village
Reading Tom | FlickrProvidence Place
Providence Place
angela n. | FlickrRISD Museum
RISD Museum
davidwilson1949 | FlickrProvidence Rhode Island
Providence Rhode Island
evilkrumpis | FlickrFederal Hill
Federal Hill
CthulhuWho1 (Will Hart) | FlickrProspect Terrace Park
Prospect Terrace Park
msmelodypink | Trip by SkyscannerProvidence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)
Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)
Rebecca Goglia (@BeccaBandit) | Trip by SkyscannerRhode Island State House
Rhode Island State House
Craig Kellar | Trip by SkyscannerRoger Williams National Memorial Park
Roger Williams National Memorial Park

Reviews of Providence

John Abdou
John AbdouTustin, California, USA

Interesting small town in Rhode Island that is the home of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Lots history and has the feeling of a college town and a small New England town in one. Not a place to vacation but fairly interesting if you have business here.

Travel + Leisure
Travel + LeisureNew York City, New York State, USA

The Rhode Island capital may have sidled into the top 10 thanks to its Ivy League affiliation with Brown, or due to the humbling tech savvy and avant-garde vibes of locals. But Providence denizens might also admit to a certain well-deserved provinciality. After all, why bother driving to a whole other state (even if it’s a pretty short trip) when you can find everything you need at home? The city ranked near the top for its notable restaurants such as Federal Hill’s Gracie’s and downtown’s farm-to-table Birch, from James Beard nominee Ben Sukle. The city also scored well for its gourmet food shops. Providence also keeps late hours for students pulling all kinds of all-nighters. You won’t find just the dives open, either. Trinity Brewhouse—an excellent spot for a local microbrew alongside Providence-style grilled pizza—stays open until 2 a.m.

msmelodypinkSan Francisco, California, USA

George Washington Bridge leaving Providence. What a lovely sunset! This place reminds me of Portland.

Sharon "Bubz" Z
Sharon "Bubz" ZDublin, California, USA

I've lived in Boston for almost 10 years and yesterday was the first time I've been to Providence, for a brief period of

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