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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”
82 locals recommend
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.”
37 locals recommend
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.”
71 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“The Grange is a fantastic eating & drinking spot, with craft cocktails and a delish plant-based menu that is vegan and gluten-free friendly. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Interior designed by Kyla Coburn.”
59 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Avery is an absolute gem of a place - craft cocktails, cool crowd, incredible interior designed by Kyla Coburn.”
38 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fun decor. Great mixed drinks. Theme fitting beer menu. Try the chicken sandwich. ”
36 locals recommend
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.”
37 locals recommend
Bar
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“A classic cocktail bar in downtown Providence, with an incredible drink menu. Proper cocktails and a great place for a date! ”
31 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“This is by far the best Indian restaurant in the state. Saturday and Sunday they have lunch buffets that are to die for! I love anything they make with paneer. All Vegan buffet on Saturdays during lunch and regular buffet on Sundays. Very cost effective for what you get!”
13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Simply: North is my favorite restaurant in Providence. Their space is intimate and hip, the food is thoughtful, unexpected, and exquisite. They could easily be charging 2-3 times more for their dishes, yet they don't. ”
28 locals recommend
Theatre
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“Now in its 52nd season, Trinity Rep is home to one of the last remaining resident acting companies in the country, a wide range of public programming that brings thousands of people to the theater each year, the nationally renowned Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs in Acting and Directing, and so much more. ”
20 locals recommend
History Museum
“Located on the historic Benefit Street on the East Side of Providence, the JB Museum is a worthwhile visit.”
17 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“See a show, check-out the gallery or take a quick class. Life-drawing drop-ins.”
25 locals recommend
Cinema
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“Restored theater, now a live music venue with *great shows. Check out their website calendar. ”
18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Gotta love rooftops! If it's 60 degrees or cooler then you'll need a jacket for this place. It gets cold up there.”
11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Decades long favorite right on the water. Great views of the city from the river”
23 locals recommend