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Providence, Rhode Island Attractions

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WHAT TO SEE & DO — PROVIDENCE ATTRACTIONS



TOURS & EXCURSIONS

Cliff Walk
Newport, RI

www.cliffwalk.com
Scenic oceanfront walk in upscale Newport.

Jogging the East Bay in Providence, Rhode Island
Jogging the East Bay

East Bay Bike Path
Providence, RI
www.dot.ri.gov
Scenic biking & walking path extending along Providence's East Bay

La Gondola
Providence, RI
401-421-8877
www.gondolari.com

Ride Venetian Gondolas through historic Providence.

Rum Runner II
Bannister's Wharf
Newport, RI
401-847-0298
www.cruisenewport.com
Take a tour of the bay on this 1930s boat formerly used for smuggling rum during Prohibition.

MUSEUMS & HISTORIC SITES

First Baptist Church in America
75 North Main St.
Providence, RI 02903
401-454-3418
www.fbcia.org
The oldest Baptist Church in America, founded in 1638.

John Brown House
52 Power St.
Providence, RI 02903
401-273-7507
www.rihs.org
Visit one of America's oldest Mansions (1788), and former home to some of Providence's most affluent citizens. Call ahead for reservations.

The Rhode Island School of Design in Providence
Rhode Island School of Design
Newport Mansions
The Preservation Society of Newport County
424 Bellevue Ave.
Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
www.newportmansions.org
See some of Newport's most breathtaking mansions, even book a private event at one.

Providence Athenaeum
251 Benefit St.
Providence, RI 02903
401-421-6970
www.providenceathenaeum.org
The fourth oldest library in America and longtime cultural center of Providence.

RISD Museum
224 Benefit St.
Providence, RI 02903
401-454-6500
www.risdmuseum.org
With history of art exhibits, a collection of roughly 80,000 works, and family-oriented educational programs, RISD attracts visitors, art students and experts from around the world.

ARTS & THEATERS

Avon Cinema
260 Thayer St.
Providence, RI 02906
401-421-AVON
www.avoncinema.com
A popular art house that features midnight showings of independent and foreign films.

Providence IMAX Theater
9 Providence Place, Suite R2
Providence, RI 02903
401-453-IMAX
www.nationalamusements.com

Providence IMAX Theater
9 Providence Place, Suite R2
Providence, RI 02903
401-453-IMAX
www.imax.com
A wide selection of mega movies can be seen here.

The Providence Performing Arts Center in the heart of Downcity
Providence Performing Arts Center
Trinity Repertory Theater
201 Washington St.
Providence, RI 02903
401-351-4242
www.trinityrep.com
A variety of productions on two stages, including works by local playwrights, and classics such as Our Town and Cyrano de Bergerac.

Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset St.
Providence, RI 02903
401-421-2787
www.ppacri.org
National tours of Broadway plays like Movin' Out and The Lion King always schedule a stint at the historic Providence Performing Arts Center, a gilded jewel in the heart of Downcity.

WaterFire
101 Regent Ave.
Providence, RI 02908
401-272-3111
www.waterfire.org
Outdoor art where, amid a festival atmosphere, floating braziers full of hardwood are set alight to the accompaniment of haunting music.

CLUBS & LOUNGES

AS220
115 Empire St.
Providence, RI 02903
401-831-9327
www.as220.org/front
Providence's most eclectic spot for live music and diverse entertainment offerings, from art exhibitions to poetry slams. Taqueria Pacifica serves Mexican food, and there's a full bar as well.

Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
79 Washington St.
Providence, RI 02903
401-331-LUPO
www.lupos.com
This big nightclub/small concert venue brings in up-and-coming acts, national bands with strong local followings, and top-end regional performers.

Olives
108 North Main St.
Providence, RI 02903
401-751-1200
The premier spot for live jazz in Providence also features funk and other acts, including the occasional burlesque show.

SHOPPING

Eno Fine Wines and Spirits
225 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903
401-521-2000
www.enofinewines.com
The best place to buy beer and wine in downtown Providence, Eno offers weekly wine tasting events and sells an inspired collection of international wines and craft beers.

Farmstead Lunch
225A Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903
www.farmsteadinc.com
Artisan cheeses and fresh-made sandwiches are on the menu at the Downcity outpost of Farmstead.

The Providence Place Mall features three levels of shops, restaurants and movie theaters
Providence Place

Providence Place Mall
One Providence Place
Providence, RI 02903
401-270-1017
www.providenceplace.com
Upscale shopping center has become a fixture on the Providence skyline with its three levels of shops, restaurants, and movie theaters.

Round Again Records
278 Wickenden St.
Providence, RI 02903
401-351-6292
If you're an audiophile or a true believer in the intrinsic superiority of vinyl records over digital media, you've just found your best friend in Providence.

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