Fodor's Expert Review Downcity

Downtown Neighborhood/Street
A highly walkable section of Downtown—and for some residents synonymous with it—Downcity contains a thriving mix of college buildings, restaurants, independent shops, theaters, hotels, and financial institutions. The Downcity merchants' association defines the neighborhood as encompassing the area west of the Providence River bordered by Memorial Boulevard and Empire, Sabin, and Pine streets, though others stake out slightly more territory. Technically outside Downcity but adjacent to it and aligned with it in spirit are Waterplace Park and the sprawling Providence Place shopping center and neighboring bus and train hubs.

Quick Facts

Bordered by Memorial Boulevard and Empire, Sabin, and Pine Sts.
Providence, Rhode Island  USA