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Providence, RI Guide

About Providence

Rich in history and culture, Providence has a thriving arts scene and an incredible richness of culinary experience. Home to internationally known universities and tremendous developments that have transformed downtown Providence with over 1200 acres of parks, the city at the head of Narragansett Bay offers tremendous opportunities for entertainment, recreation and enjoyment.

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RISD Museum

Visit the extensive collection of ancient and contemporary art the RISD Museum, located on Providence's East Side.

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  • 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI

Providence Ghost Tour

A walking ghost and haunted history tour of the historic East Side of Providence. Come if you dare!

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  • Prospect Park, Providence, RI

Cafe Choklad

The only Swedish cafe in Providence! Enjoy our delicious homemade pastries (croissants!), coffee, sandwiches and much more! Dine inside our cozy cafe…

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  • 2 Thomas Street, Providence, RI

Sakura Restaurant

Japanese food at its finest on Wickenden Street. Fresh sushi and tatami room. BYOB. Dine in or take out. Delivery available.

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  • 231 Wickenden Street, Providence, RI

Mercer's Delicatessen

A traditional deli, featuring all of your favorites--reubens, pickles, knishes, bagels, lox, and much more-- fresh and locally sourced!

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  • 485 Angell Street, Providence, RI

The Arcade

The country's oldest indoor shopping mall is right here in Providence. Step back in time for a modern  shopping and dining experience, all under a…

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  • 65 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI

Cellar Stories Bookstore

The largest used and rare bookstore in Rhode Island! Specializing in RI history, New England history, art and architecture, and much more, we have…

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  • 111 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI

Providence River Boat Co.

Discover Providence by boat! Join us for a guided tour in an open air boat on the river, daytime or sunset, as well as Waterfire cruises. Private…

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  • 401-580-2628
  • 525 South Water Street, Providence, RI

PVDonuts

Not your typical donut shop! PVDonuts features brioche-style donuts with funky flavors and toppings, like fruity pebbles and butterscotch crunch. Old…

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  • 79 Ives Street, Providence, RI

Campus Fine Wines

A full selection of wines from around the world, beer, and liquor--right off of Wickenden Street on the East Side!

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  • 127 Brook Street, Providence, RI

Knead Doughnuts

Banana coffee cake, chocolate peanut butter, and passion fruit? These are not your momma's doughnuts! Head to Knead for delicious doughnuts and coffee…

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  • 32 Custom House Street, Providence, RI

Hope Street Merchant's Association

A leafy-lined street of great shopping and dining destinations.

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  • Hope Street, Providence, RI

The Salted Slate

A Wayland Square favorite featuring fresh, locally made ingredients. Enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks.

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  • 186 Wayland Avenue, Providence, RI

Comedy Connection

Rhode Island's to-go spot for comedy and entertainment!

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  • 39 Warren Avenue, East Providence, RI

Courtyard Marriott

Located downtown across from the Convention Center, the mall and Waterplace Park, this hotel is in walking distance to all of Providence's…

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  • (401) 272-1191
  • 32 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI

Books on the Square

For over 25 years, this independent bookstore on Wayland Square has been the place to go for an amazing selection of fiction, nonfiction, children's…

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  • 471 Angell Street, Providence, RI

Murphy's Deli & Bar

Conveniently located near all the hotels, Murphy's is a full-service bar with an Irish flair, featuring your favorite pub-style sandwiches, salads…

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  • 100 Fountain Street, Providence, RI

Bravo: An American Bistro

Conveniently located in the Theatre district, Bravo is a great place to grab a meal or cocktail before the show. Enjoy fine dining at this classic…

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  • 123 Empire Street, Providence, RI

Providence G Pub

Cool gastropub offering local, seasonal comfort fare & craft cocktails in a modern, stylish space.

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  • 61 Orange Street, Providence, RI

Spectrum India

Treasures from around India are featured at this long-standing store. A great place to shop for clothing, accessories, jewelry and more. Tarot card…

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  • 90 Fairhaven Road, Providence, RI

The Capital Grille

Located on the beautiful Waterplace Park, The Capital Grille is the place for steaks and seafood in Providence. An extensive wine list, upscale…

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  • 10 Memorial Blvd., Providence, RI

La Gondola

No need to go to Venice to ride in a gondola. Providence's own La Gondola offers rides on the Providence River.  Enjoy a memorable night on the river…

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Pawtucket Red Sox

No trip to Rhode Island is complete without seeing a Pawsox minor league baseball game. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a hot dog and a beer…

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  • 1 Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket, RI

Siena Restaurant

Authentic Tuscan cuisine served in a warm and lively atmosphere. Family owned and operated. Private parties available.

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  • 238 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI

Blake's Tavern

Blake's is Providence's premier Irish pub. Walking distance to the convention center and the Dunkin' Donuts Center, Blake's offers 26 TVs, 32 tap…

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  • 122 Washington Street, Providence, RI

Providence Biltmore

Providence's iconic hotel, conveniently located downtown, features beautifully appointed rooms, restaurants on site and valet parking. A architectural…

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  • 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

The Old Court

Step back in time to the Victorian era with a stay at this 19th-century B&B, a short walk to downtown and Brown and RiSD. Ornate furnishings and decor…

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Symposium Books & Records

A unique selection of new, used, and vintage books as well as vinyl records. Shipping and delivery available.

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  • 240 Westminster Street, Providence, RI

Camilles

A dining landmark on Federal Hill since 1914, Camille's features classic Italian dining, an extensive world-class wine list and a beautiful dining…

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  • 71 Bradford Street, Providence, RI

Providence Anime & Games

Featuring a large selection of Anime DVDS, Blu-Ray, figures, models, games. Come browse our store or come in and play a game with your friends. We…

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  • 137 Brook Street, Providence, RI

Trinity Brewhouse

Established in 1995 as one of the first brewhouses in New England, Trinity Brewhouse brews high-quality beers, ales, porters and stouts. Come in for…

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  • 186 Fountain Street, Providence, RI

Federal Hill Wine & Spirits

This Federal Hill liquor store features a large selection of wine, beer, spirits, and cigars. Parking available behind the store.

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  • 125 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI

Caserta Pizzeria

A Federal Hill institution since 1953, Caserta serves fresh, from scratch, Italian pizza and is known for its Wimpy Skimpy, a spinach pie with…

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  • 121 Spruce Street, Providence, RI

Clad In

Unique clothing, shoes and accessories from American and international designers--right on Wayland Square!

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  • 497 Angell Street, Providence, RI

Angelo's Civita Farnese Restaurant

A Rhode Island favorite for close to 100 years, Angelo's serves Southern Italian comfort foods:pasta, meatballs, eggplant and all of your Italian…

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  • 141 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI

Pie in the Sky Jewelry & Gifts

Located on the East Side, Pie in the Sky is the place for funky jewelry, accessories, and gifts!

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  • 225 Thayer Street, Providence, RI

Renaissance Providence

State-of-the-art accommodations and world-class amenities, the Renaissance is luxury at its finest. Located downtown near the mall, train station and…

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  • 5 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI

Cassarino's Restaurant

One of Rhode Island's premier Italian eateries since 1988. Serving Northern Italian cuisine with a casual ambience and extensive wine list on Federal…

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  • 177 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI

McBride's Pub

Family-owned Irish-inspired haunt with burgers & other bar staples, plus patio seating & live music.

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Waffle

Homemade mouthwatering waffles for lunch, dinner and dessert? You can find them at Waffle, where only the finest fresh local ingredients are used…

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  • 45 Weybosset St., Providence, RI

Jones Moving & Storage

In business since 1892, Jones Moving and Storage covers all your moving needs. Long distance, short distance. Commercial and residential.

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  • 59 Central Street, Providence, RI

Brickway on Wickenden

Located on the East Side of Providence, Brickway on Wickenden is  family-oriented breakfast and lunch restaurant. We thrive in providing great food…

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  • (401) 751-2477
  • 234 Wickenden Street, Providence, RI

National Grid Energy Innovation Hub

Using interactive games and hands-on activities, National Grid shows you how much energy you use in daily life and ways to save energy.

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  • 401-572-3560
  • 1 Lasalle Square, Providence, RI
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