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Best things to do in Providence

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

College Arts Building
“Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design is an art museum in Providence affiliated with the Rhode Island School of Design, in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. The museum was founded in 1877 and is the 20th largest art museum in the United States”
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Zoo
“The Roger Williams Park Zoo contains more than 150 animals from around the world in natural settings. It was founded in 1872 and is one of the oldest zoos in the nation.”
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New American Restaurant
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“A more rustic breakfast spot walking distance away. One of the few places you can have a beer with breakfast. They have really good vegan and Gluten choices. In general their options for breakfast are a bunch of very creative recipes that look beautiful. You will see a line but, it's worth the wait. Rain sleet and snow people like to go wait for these really yummy menu options.”
71local recommendations
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“All-in-one vegetarian hub serving seasonal dishes, with a juice bar, vegan bakery & cocktail bar.”
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Café
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“best known for higher end gourmet organic, local. Great wine list.Always great!”
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Shopping Centre
“Where you can get your iPhone/Mac fix. Somewhat upscale stores, with an innovative design by architect Friedrich St. Florian, who also designed the WW2 Memorial on the National Mall in DC. ”
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Performing Arts Venue
“The dates are listed on their website, lots of local vendors and they usually put on a good show. Great for kids!”
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Neighbourhood
“Atwells Ave is a vibrant old Italian community full of amazing restaurants Check it out online and might need reservation for some of the restaurants ”
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University
“Brown University - beautiful historic campus RISD Museum East Side of Providence - shopping - eateries - coffee Prospect Park- Amazing photo op”
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Bakery
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“This is one of the best bakeries in Providence. It's located walking distance and you can work inside, it has plenty of spread out seating. ”
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Point of Interest
“ The building was a Loew's State Movie Palace and opened in 1928. PPAC contains over 3000 seats and hosts touring Broadway shows, concerts, plays and film”
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Bakery
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“Delicious breads, pastries and coffee/tea. About half mile up Hope St. You can order a loaf of bread and have it sliced if you like. Seating outside in nice weather. Papers Prov. Journal, Boston Globe & NYTimes – are behind counter–ya gotta ask for them. Also have a store on Broadway on the West Side.”
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Park
“Great place to unwind in the afternoons or night time. There are concerts and festivals at times. Amazing view to walk around Children really enjoy the park there”
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Bar
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“Dark & beautiful decor with a great place to sit outside and have a few cocktails. ”
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New American Restaurant
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“Warm beautiful deco atmosphere, really good food, great eats at bar. Outside bar round back in nice weather.”
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Bar
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“Delightful, atmospheric 60's mod themed bar with good bar food and an outdoor garden eating space.”
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