Famous for fantastic food, fascinating history and cultural gems, Providence is well worth a stop on any Northeast US trip.
The capital of Rhode Island is a friendly and upmarket college town, home to the prestigious Brown University. It’s also compact and walkable, with a number of vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods to explore.
The city is known for its thriving culture scene and for being a mecca for the arts, with the jewel in its crown being the Rhode Island School of Design. The RISD Museum is a must-see, along with the St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center. This happens to be the home of the largest collection of fresco paintings in North America.
And if you’re looking to snap up some art at one of Providence’s many galleries, you might just get a bargain – as the state has a policy of no sales tax on art purchases.
There are lots of opportunities to learn about Providence’s history, whether it’s at the Tomaquag Museum, the John Brown House Museum or on a narrated boat tour of Rhode Island’s historic lighthouses.
Providence also has a well-earned reputation as one of the top foodie cities in the US. Among its many mouth-watering specialities are classics like clam cakes, stuffed quahogs and Rhode Island clam chowder.
And along with its renowned restaurant scene, the city is also home to a host of world-class breweries and distillers. Rhode Island was once known as the rum capital of the world, and the brewing tradition lives on in Providence.
You can sample the best tipples the city has to offer on the Rhody Brew Trail, a fabulous way to experience Providence’s booming craft beer industry.
Plan your trip to Providence today!