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Annmary Brown Memorial

Designed by Norman Isham, Providence’s Annmary Brown Memorial was constructed as a mausoleum and art gallery.–Yankee Magazine, March/April 2012A mall art museum built within the tomb if its founders.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2012

New England Craft Fair Gifts

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New England Craft Fair Gifts

New England’s holiday craft fairs are a stellar source of beautifully designed wares–and unforgettable gifts.
Exploring a craft fair is like embarking on a treasure hunt in which the reward is a happy pile of perfectly chosen, quirky, unique gifts. At the best fairs, these gems are practically guaranteed. Here

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Benefit Street

Stroll through the heart of historic Providence, leaving plenty of time to loiter at each corner and gawk at the 18thand 19th-century homes. The John Brown House (nearby on Power Street) and the reading room at the Providence Athenaeum merit extra time.Yankee Magazine April 2005Tour Benefit Street (contact Providence Preservation

Bristol Harbor Inn

Bristol Harbor Inn

Lloyd Adams is your host at this elegant, boutique-style 1997 waterfront Federal inn, located at Thames Street Landing. Many rooms offer spectacular views of the harbor and Narragansett Bay, ranging from queen- or king-size with fireplace to suites. Thames Street Landing houses a variety of on-site shops, including a day

Christopher Dodge House

This 14-room B&B, housed in an Italianate mansion, is slightly out of the downtown Providence fray, but still only a 10-minute walk to great shopping, dining, and theatre. The rooms are charming (most have a gas fireplace or stove), staffers are sweet, and breakfasts–from blueberry pancakes to vegetable quiche–are hearty.


A must-visit boutique featuring locally created clothes, jewelry, and art.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2012Founded in 2002 as a pop-up shop, Craftland has occupied a bright storefront space for four years and is a mainstay of Providence’s creative crowd. With works by 100 artists from New England and beyond, there’s plenty to

East Bay Bike Path

Providence to Bristol. Sights, sounds, and scents of the bay accompany your walk or ride along any or all of this 14.5-mile shoreside path from Providence’s India Point Park to Independence Park in Bristol. Possible stops include photo ops, a Crescent Park Carousel ride, wildlife watching at Audubon’s Environmental Education

Federal Hill

Federal Hill, a Rhode Island attraction with a wide variety of fun things to do, including dining and shopping, has been called the “Heartbeat of Providence.” Come down and check it out; you’ll have a great time.Yankee Magazine July 2009Rhode Islanders love this colorful Italian neighborhood west of downtown along

First Baptist Church in America

First Baptist Church in America

Come to the First Baptist Church in America to see the towering white spire of the 1775 meetinghouse. Built in 1774 to 1775, this church was the largest building project in New England at that time. The building, 80 x 80 feet, seated 1,200 people, equal to one third of

Jacob Hill Inn

This country estate is closer to Providence than to Boston, but most guests prefer to leave city life behind to swim in the pool, play tennis, or simply swing in a hammock or enjoy sunset views from a sweet little gazebo. Ten of the 12 guest accommodations are suites, and

John Brown House

A three-floor Georgian estate anchoring the southern end of Providence’s historic College Hill neighborhood.– Yankee Magazine, January/February 2012You can see a root that grew through the remains of Roger Williams and supposedly took on his shape.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2012

John Carter Brown Library

This independently funded institution on the Brown University Green in Providence, Rhode Island, is dedicated to maintaining and continuing its namesake’s private collection of rare books and manuscripts. In 1846, John Carter Brown (son of Nicholas Brown Jr., for whom the university is named) turned his attention and his fortune

Newport Gourmet Tours

From crepes to cocktails, burgers to baguettes, these chef-run walking tours take you behind the scenes at some of the finest kitchens and specialty shops in Newport and Providence. Call for a reservation. BEST FOOD TOUR.

Prospect Terrace Park

Sit back, relax, think (oh, and maybe snap a quick pic with your iPhone). This is one of the best vantages of the capital city. There’s a statue of Roger Williams to keep you company and a grassy knoll where you can spread out a picnic. Voted Best View of

Providence Marriott Downtown (AQUA)

Swimmers—and those who just like to soak (and imbibe)—will fall for the scene at the Providence Marriott’s Aqua. The city’s only poolside lounge, Aqua boasts cabanas, firepits, cocktail service, and a modern snacks menu. Guests may request poolside accommodations, and the hotel also offers an indoor pool and Jacuzzi. BEST

Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Providence, Rhode Island is a vibrant Northeastern city, where original thinking is expansive and every experience is personal, so you are free to create. This hip and historic city, offers a broad spectrum of dining, shopping, arts and entertainment options – all within walking distance of each other. Just

Providence, RI

Providence, RI

Providence, RI combines the accessibility and friendliness of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a big city. With a thriving arts community, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, outstanding hotels, a renowned restaurant scene and so many things to do, Providence is the perfect place to visit.

Renaissance Providence Hotel

Initially intended to be a Masonic temple, the hip, swinging Renaissance Providence Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island has found its own style after being restored: in the hotel one can find vintage graffiti in its deserted corridors, lush, mammoth rooms complete with flat screen TVs, and a unique artistic vibe.

Roger Williams Paddle Trail

Along a water trail that Providence founder Roger Williams followed in 1636 as he fled the Massachusetts Bay Colony, kayakers get a varied trip: across Omega Pond, hauling out to the Seekonk River, passing through the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, and on to the Roger Williams National Memorial.

Swan Point Cemetery

It’s where the tormented mind of Providence’s own horror master, H.P. Lovecraft, lies at rest, and where Edgar Allen Poe’s beloved rejected his marriage proposal: a 200-acre plot on the Seekonk River’s banks populated by angels with bowed heads. And yet, this 169-year-old garden cemetery is a lush park for

TF Green Airport

TF Green Airport

TF Green Airport is the gateway to southern New England. Popular air carriers offer over 150 flights to 21 destinations. The InterLink transportation hub provides MBTA service to and from Boston with stops in Providence and at the airport. Travelers can also utilize rental car offerings and intercity bus services.

The Dean

Think European hostel meets minimalist, midcentury American home inside an art professor’s apartment, and you’ll intuit the vibe at Providence’s sleek new boutique hotel. Yes, you can snooze in bunk beds if you choose. Karaoke in The Boombox is also optional. The staff’s genuine desire to assist makes this the

The Dorrance

An elegant Beaux-Arts room with a soaring ceiling brings an air of majesty to the Providence comfort-food scene. Don’t be intimidated by the posh surroundings; you can enjoy perfectly fried Rhode Island calamari or roasted dry-aged duck at down-to-earth prices. BEST BISTRO.

The Providence Athenaeum

The Providence Athenaeum is the city’s oldest cultural center, having shaped Providence over the centuries into the city it is today. Included in its delights are a library, a museum, and a bookstore–all sure to enlighten one’s mind and broaden one’s horizons. When in town, remember to stop

The Providence Biltmore

The grande dame of the Providence hotel scene, the Biltmore packs a historic and visual punch. (It was designed by the architects behind Grand Central Terminal, and the views from the upper floors are some of the best in the city.) Not to mention some handy amenities: a spa, Starbucks,

The Providence Flea

Curator of cool, The Providence Flea is a juried outdoor urban flea market with a decidedly Brooklyn bent. Launched in 2013, the Flea quickly became a popular Sunday haunt for treasure seekers and lovers of all things vintage. So popular, in fact, that the founders have already added a few

Treaty Rock

The woodland path wends its way around the 100-foot cliff face until the last few yards, as you mount the stony ridge to the top of this half-dome. Here, so the legend goes, is where Roger Williams purchased the land that would become Providence Plantation from Narragansett sachems Canonicus and

WaterFire Providence

Yes, it’s hyped, and yes, more than 10 million people have seen WaterFire Providence—Barnaby Evans’s installation of 100 bonfires, with mysterious boats gliding through the darkness and haunting music spilling across the three rivers that converge in the heart of the city. But here’s the thing—the whole scene always works.

Waterman Grille

Wood-fire-grilled pizzas, meats, seafood, and veggies, including sweet potatoes. Unusual herbs, spices, vegetables, and fruits complement the smokiness. Entrees: from $16.95.($$$) The award-winning restaurant has been totally redesigned to capitalize on its stellar setting. Years ago the building housed machinery that controlled a “swing bridge” over the Seekonk River, linking

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