15 Best Things to Do in Providence (RI)

The city of Providence is also the capital of the state of Rhode Island and sits in the picturesque northern part of Narragansett Bay.

The area is known for its historical roots, and to that end there are a huge number of culturally and historically important sites here, and if you are in the mood for some gorgeous period architecture, then you won’t be disappointed in Providence.

Much of the city is located within a designated historical district, but this is not the only thing that Providence has going for it, and you can also enjoy more modern areas of the city as well.

These include parks and zoos, as well as a range of interesting museums to choose from, and the outdoor spaces in Providence mean that there are a number of playground areas and attractions for younger visitors such as trains and carousels.

Last but not least, Providence is also home to the peerless Brown University, and you can enjoy the relaxed student atmosphere in the city, as well as collegiate attractions such as the Rhode Island School of Design and Providence College.

1. Roger Williams Park

Roger Williams Park

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Roger Williams Park

Roger Williams Park spans an impressive 435 acres of land in Providence and is covered in beautiful gardens, lakes, and greenhouses, making this one of the nicest green spots in the city.

As well as the flora and fauna here, you will also find period buildings such as the original bandstand that dates from 1915 as well as the Betsy Williams Cottage that was built in 1773. For young children, the park has a carousel as well as train rides and playgrounds, so there is no chance of getting bored here.

The park is also the home of the Museum of Natural History and the Roger Williams Park Zoo.


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Museum of Natural History