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Providence (highlights of the city)

Providence combines the accessibility and friendliness of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a big city. With a thriving arts community, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, outstanding hotels, a renowned restaurant scene and so many things to do, Providence is the perfect place to visit. Nearby Warwick offers bountiful shopping and 39 miles of coastline, while the scenic beauty and rich history of Rhode Island’s other regions are a short drive away.

  WaterFire is one of the city’s most popular events. WaterFire is a
    multi-sensory art installation, highlighted by a series of bonfires
    installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence. Held from
    May to October, WaterFire is at once enthralling and engaging,
    sure to inspire and entertain the whole family.

  Rodger Williams Park Zoo is a fun-filled adventure for the whole
    family featuring the famous zoo, waterways, walks, Botanical
    Center, a Carousel Village, Museum of Natural History and a

  Pawtucket Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox’s minor league team, play
    just outside of Providence.

  For a complete list of things to do in Providence, visit

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