Life in Providence
Providence offers great variety –historical architecture on College Hill, interesting art exhibits at venues such as the Rhode Island School of Design, and a wide range of entertainment options at Providence Performing Arts Center, Dunkin Donuts Center, the VETS, Trinity Repertory Theatre, and much more. Waterfire is a unique experience not to be missed!
The Ocean State offers an abundance of outdoor activities. In addition to its famous beaches, there are a number of beautiful bike paths, state parks, award winning golf courses, and a wealth of places for fishing and boating of all kinds – kayaking, sailing, and more. The Community Boating Center in Providence offers lessons at India Point Park right in Providence. Don’t miss Del’s Lemonade in the summer – it’s a delicious RI classic. A PawSox baseball game is another RI treat – kids and adults alike will enjoy great affordable seats and a tasty hotdog at the field. College basketball and other sports are very popular in RI – Providence College basketball fans are diehard supporters!
In 2014, Travel and Leisure rated Providence #1 in Top Cities Overall! Architectural Digest named Providence America’s Best Small City.
All housestaff have access to the Brown athletic facilities at a reduced rate. This is frequently reported to be the “best benefit” of having a Brown ID!
With various culinary training programs in RI, the Providence dining scene is top-notch. There are a variety of wonderful farm-to-table style restaurants using locally produced ingredients. The fresh seafood and fish are unmatched, and prices are more reasonable than you might expect. Federal Hill is the “little Italy” of Providence, and there is no better Italian food outside of Italy!
Block Island is a quaint and beautiful destination just a short ferry ride away, and is wonderful for biking. Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are also readily accessible. Cape Cod is an easy drive away. New Hampshire, coastal Maine, and the Berkshires are also nearby.
Skiing and snowboarding destinations can be found in RI, in nearby Massachusetts, and further north in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. All are great destinations for a weekend or longer.
NYT: 52 Places to Go in 2016 (Providence, RI #33)
Mental Floss: 25 Things You Should Know About Providence
Architectural Digest: Why Providence is the Country's Best Small City
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