Providence Travel Guide


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Plan Your Providence Vacation

Big-city sophistication with small-city charm, Providence has the best of both worlds. The capital city's thriving arts community, prestigious academic institutions, Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), renowned restaurant scene and revitalized Downtown make it an exciting place to be. And Providence's convenient location, close to Boston without being too close, warrants a stop on any New England tour.


Providence Hotels

Fodor's local writers visit every hotel we recommend. Look for our discerning Fodor's Choice picks or search by price and location.


Providence Restaurants

The hard part is deciding which one of Providence's many superb dining spots to visit. If you're in the mood for Italian, you'll enjoy a stroll more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Providence

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Providence Experiences

  • Taste of Italy Tour

    Savoring Federal Hill. For an insider's tour of Providence's own "Little Italy," sign up for a Cindy Salvato's three-hour walking and tasting... Read more

  • Roger Williams

    It was an unthinkable idea: a complete separation of church and state. Break the tie between church and state and where would the government... Read more

  • Two Hurricanes Hit New England

    Winds blew 100 mph during the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, wreaking utter havoc up and down the coast. Nearly 700 people died (compared... Read more


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    My nieces and I are going to be spending a week in Prince Edward Island, and spending the previous week going from Boston area (we'll spend three days or so there, probably Saturday to Monday) and are due Read more

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