Things to do in Providence

The capital of the tiniest state in the county packs quite a punch. From world-renowned art institutions to some of the most beautiful architecture in the states, Vinnie Van GO knows the top spots.

Enjoy your trip to Providence!



Providence City Events

Federal Hill Stroll

Did you know Providence’s Little Italy neighborhood is one of the oldest in the country? Every year in June dozens of restaurants, cafes and shops open their doors for complimentary tastings, samples, and live performances.

AS220’s Foo Fest

Foo Fest is one of Providence’s biggest and best celebrations of the arts. As the city is known for having RISD, one of the best art schools in the world, Foo Fest is a must-see festival for all art lovers.


Dunkin’ Donuts Center

Built in 1972 and formerly known as the Providence Civic Center, the Dunkin’ Donuts Center is one of the best spots to catch a sports or entertainment event while you’re in town.

Address:
101 Sabin Street
Providence, RI 02903


Roger Williams Park

This elaborately landscaped park is a must-visit on your trip to Providence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Roger Williams Park is one of the top places to visit in the city.

Address:
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02905

Marble House

Located just a shuttle ride from Providence is one of the country’s foremost architectural masterpieces. Built in the late 19th century, visiting this mansion will transport you back to the Gilded Age.

Address:
596 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840

Rhode Island School of Design

This fine arts and design college is one of the best in the world. Get inspired as you stroll through the campus that so many famous artists have before.

Address:
2 College Street
Providence, RI 02903


For an easy ride around the city’s best sites, check out Newport Viking Trolley Tour. Each trolley ticket comes with entrance to The Breakers and Marble House. To take in Providence by water, try Newport Harbor Cruise Tour. For a tour of the beautiful mansions along the coast, try Newport Ocean Drive Sightseeing Tour.

Gracie’s

For a fine dining option, there’s no better place in town than Gracie’s. With a beautiful atmosphere and even better menu, this is one of the best upscale restaurants around.

Address:
194 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903

East Side Pocket

This place may look like a hole-in-the-wall, but East Side Pocket is secretly one of the best eateries in Providence.

Address:
278 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02906

Ken’s Ramen

If you’re in the mood for Japanese, check out Ken’s Ramen. This noodle bar is small and often has a line – but it’s worth the wait.

Address:
69 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903


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