Providence contains about two dozen official neighborhoods and a handful of unofficial ones, each with its own identity. You may, for instance, hear locals refer to Downtown's artistic and financial core as Downcity. North of Downcity is the often-bustling Waterplace Park; west of Downcity is Federal Hill, long an Italian-American bastion but these days diversifying. It's definitely worth a stop, and, if you're traveling with kids, so is the Providence Children's Museum.
When there was every reason in the world to stay away and see the ruins, one woman traveled to Greece to get to work.More