Built in 1636, Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the oldest cities in the United States and is experiencing a renaissance as it closes in on its 400th birthday. Providence masterfully mixes old New England with the 21st century with a thriving fine arts, cuisine, and entertainment options. Book a room at any one of the many Providence hotels and enjoy the diverse neighborhoods the city has to offer.
Out and About in Providence
The compact nature of this city makes it easily accessible and very walkable from the many family-friendly hotels in Providence. If you are looking to go back in time, take a historical walking tour of the East Side and visit buildings such as the First Baptist Church in America, which was built in 1638. If nature is your thing, Providence has several parks you can visit for cheap, including the Roger Williams Park, which boasts the Roger Williams Zoo. Waterplace Park, which has the iconic Waterfire sculpture, has cobblestone paths that are great for walking, especially when the leaves change in autumn. All of these attractions are convenient to Providence hotels.
Art lovers must visit the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art and enjoy its wide display of exhibits. You should also go to a performance at the Providence Performing Arts Center and go for a skate at Bank of America Skating Rink. For extra excitement, you can gamble at the casino, and there are many Providence hotels close to a casino.
Eating and Drinking
The variety in Providence makes it one of the best food cities in the United States. The Federal Hill neighborhood won't disappoint when it comes to finding a good restaurant and after dinner you can head out to one of the hood's many bars to keep the night going!
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