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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
College Arts Building
“A fascinating gem of a museum documenting many historical eras and cultures. An Egyptian mummy, an ancient and enormous Buddha statue, and galleries of works by famous artists are only a few of the unique artifacts here. You can'tget through it all in one day! Admission is free every Sunday (10 am–5 pm) and on the third Thursday evening of each month (5–9 pm).”
  • 85 locals recommend
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. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“One of the most unique forms of art you will ever see. Also within walking distance of our inn.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Restored Loew's movie theatre, originally built in 1928. Hosts touring Broadway shows, plays, and concerts. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Less than 5 minutes drive away, is a modern and iconic shopping mall and various restaurants.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Grab Insta-worthy photos from the most stunning view with a visit to Prospect Terrace Park. Located on Congdon Street, this park overlooks the city and is adorned with a statue of theologian and state founder Roger Williams. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“Some of the most creative and delicious dishes in a city full of creative and delicious dishes- Don't forget to check out the hidden cocktail spot "Dean Bar" in the back”
  • 29 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
Library
“One of our favorite spots! This Greek Revival private library is a must-see for academics -- and has some Edgar Allen Poe ties.”
  • 26 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
Art Gallery
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“See a show, check-out the gallery or take a quick class. Life-drawing drop-ins.”
  • 24 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.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“(RISD = “Riz-Dee”) - world famous premier fine arts and design college with famous alumni such as Dale Chihuly, Seth MacFarlane, Nicole Miller, David Macaulay, Chris Van Allsburg”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cinema
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“Interesting Art and Foreign Films. Small theater, walking distance from out house.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This Providence landmark restaurant has an elegant atmosphere overlooking the Providence River in downtown Providence. Although more open and less intimate than some restaurants, I actually like that they have more room. They have fish from all over the world and an excellent raw bar. The fixed price menu was a great bargain too. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Museum
“I loved to take the kids to the Children's Museum when they were little. This is a really wonderful place to spend an afternoon!”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Some of the most creative and delicious dishes in a city full of creative and delicious dishes- Don't forget to check out the hidden cocktail spot "Dean Bar" in the back”
  • 29 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“See a show, check-out the gallery or take a quick class. Life-drawing drop-ins.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Gotta love rooftops! If it's 60 degrees or cooler then you'll need a jacket for this place. It gets cold up there.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This Providence landmark restaurant has an elegant atmosphere overlooking the Providence River in downtown Providence. Although more open and less intimate than some restaurants, I actually like that they have more room. They have fish from all over the world and an excellent raw bar. The fixed price menu was a great bargain too. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Classy historic bar in downtown providence, like blues music lots of nights, worth the visit!”
  • 22 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Slightly more corporate feeling but great food, beautifully presented and great hospitality. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Korean, delicious, especially the Monkey Balls (actually mushrooms) and Bibimbap. Warm hospitality on Benefit St. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located right downtown, Ken's Ramen is phenomenal. Keep in mind there is often a wait and it can be a little tricky for larger groups, but I find it's well worth it. They're also cash-only and have a unusual leftover policy.”
  • 7 locals recommend

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