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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Reviews of Providence

John Abdou
John AbdouTustin, California, USA
12/10/2015

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
08/08/2014

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.

msmelodypink
msmelodypinkSan Francisco, California, USA
15/09/2014

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

Sharon "Bubz" Z
Sharon "Bubz" ZDublin, California, USA
22/05/2014

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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