Best Things To Do in Providence, Rhode Island

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Providence, Rhode Island

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  1. Historic Federal Hill

    # 1 of 835 Things To Do in Providence | Added 565 times in trip plans
    Historic Federal Hill

    Tags: Neighborhoods

    Address: Federal Hill Providence, RI

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This neighborhood is probably half the reason people even visit the city of Providence. Also known as Little Italy, this is a fantastic place to hunt down eateries, art galleries, a diverse range of s...Read more

  2. Brown University

    # 2 of 835 Things To Do in Providence | Added 113 times in trip plans
    Brown University

    Tags: Library, Architecture , University

    Address: Providence, RI 02912

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Even if you aren't planning on enrolling at the University here, it's worth checking out this historic 143 acre campus for its lovely layout, elegant Georgian and Victorian architecture, and student w...Read more

  3. Rhode Island State House

    # 3 of 835 Things To Do in Providence | Added 64 times in trip plans
    Rhode Island State House

    Tags: Heritage Building

    Address: 82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903

    Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    This beautiful neoclassical building of white marble was constructed in 1904. It houses the Rhode Island general assembly, the offices of the governor, the lieutenant governor, Secretary of State and ...Read more

  4. Benefit Street

    # 4 of 835 Things To Do in Providence | Added 477 times in trip plans
    Benefit Street

    Tags: Walking Area, Streets

    Address: Benefit St, Providence, RI

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    From north to south between Providence River and Brown University, Benefit Street is an architectural delight! After the founding of the city, the 1.2 mile long road was laid down ‘for the benef...Read more

  5. Swan Point Cemetery

    # 5 of 835 Things To Do in Providence | Added 318 times in trip plans
    Swan Point Cemetery

    Tags: Historical Site, Cemetery

    Address: 585 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906

    Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This prestigious cemetery, established in 1846, has spread incrementally from 60 acres to over 200 acres in the present day. So many important historical figures and dignitaries have been interred her...Read more

  6. Dunkin' Donuts Center

    # 6 of 835 Things To Do in Providence | Added 843 times in trip plans
    Dunkin' Donuts Center

    Tags: Sport, Arena

    Address: 1 La Salle Square, Providence, RI 02903

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Built as a men's basketball indoor arena, this facility constructed in 1972 has gone on to become a multi-purpose Center used for everything from hockey, wrestling, to concerts, Comic Cons and convent...Read more

  7. Thayer Street

    # 7 of 835 Things To Do in Providence | Added 366 times in trip plans
    Thayer Street

    Tags: Streets

    Address: Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Providence has a student's town and students down need Student streets. The street’s eclectic collection of independent shops and restaurants make it a popular spot for the younger crowd of the ...Read more

  8. Providence Place Mall

    # 8 of 835 Things To Do in Providence
    Providence Place Mall

    Tags: Entertainment, Mall, Shopping Center

    Address: 1 Providence Pl, Providence, RI 02903

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    This mall’s location is unique. It straddles the Woonasquatucket River, faces the Waterplace park, is next to the Rhode Island State House, just north of the Dunkin' Donuts and Rhode Island Conv...Read more

  9. Water Place Park And Riverwalk

    # 9 of 835 Things To Do in Providence | Added 145 times in trip plans
    Water Place Park And Riverwalk

    Tags: Park, Walking Area, Concert

    Address: 1 Financial Way, Providence, RI 02903

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This four-acre gorgeously landscaped park is a blatant tourist trap. And it’s totally worth it. With cobblestone pathways coursing around the river, Venetian style foot-bridges crossing the wate...Read more

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  • Aldrich House

    110 Benevolent St

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Ladd Observatory

    210 Doyle Ave

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Old State House

    150 Benefit St

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Elizabeth Building

    100 N Main St

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Fear Town Haunted House

    1710 Fall River Ave

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Nathanael Greene Homestead

    50 Taft St

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Johnson's Pond

  • Lake Hiawatha

  • Fulton Pond and Park

  • Lake Pearl

    Creek St

  • Bungay Lake

    10 Carlson Rd

  • Lake Archer

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  • Culinary Arts Museum

    315 Harborside Blvd

  • Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

    1000 Elmwood Ave

  • Providence Children's Museum

    100 South St

  • Governor Stephen Hopkins House

    15 Hopkins St

  • Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum

    2 Water St

  • Warwick Museum of Art

    3259 Post Rd

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  • National Amusements

    10 Providence Pl

    Amusement Parks Arcades
  • Great Barrier Reef

    275 Promenade St

    Amusement Parks
  • Fantasyland

    1300 Fall River Ave

    Amusement Parks Arcades
  • Seekonk Grand Prix

    1098 Fall River Ave

    Amusement Parks
  • Factory of Terror

    33 Pearl St

    Amusement Parks Arcades
  • Haunted Labyrinth

    804 Dyer Ave

    Amusement Parks
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  • The Magdalenae Room

    122 Fountain St

  • Congress Tavern

    62 Orange St

    American Bars
  • Bottom Line Bar & Grill

    415 Palmer Ave

    Bars American Barbecue
  • Aidan's Pub

    5 John St

    Bars American
  • Dunny's Saloon

    13 N Main St

    Delis Bars American
  • Admiral Pub

    267 Water St

    Bars American Burgers
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  • Plainridge Park Casino

    301 Washington St

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Twin River Event Center

    100 Twin River Rd

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Riviera Bingo

    1612 Elmwood Ave

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Plainridge Park Casino

    416 South St

    Casinos and Gaming Restaurants
  • Spielo USA

    1525 Old Louisquisset Pike

    Casinos and Gaming
  • New England Casino Dlr Academy

    211 Emerald Sq

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Chepi

    90 Herbert St

    Natural Parks
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  • Gano Street Dog Park

    123 Gano St

    Dog Parks
  • Father Lennon Park

    Camden Avenue

    Dog Parks
  • Chase Farm

    669 Great Rd

    Dog Parks
  • Attleboro Dog Park

    Pond St N

    Dog Parks
  • Haines Dog Park

    3 Haines Park Rd

    Dog Parks
  • Wrentham Dog Park

    Bennett Ave

    Dog Parks
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  • Bristol Town Beach

    50 Asylum Rd

  • RISD Beach

    231 Nayatt Rd

  • Georgiaville Pond Beach

    Stillwater Rd

  • Oakland Beach

    999 Oakland Beach Ave

  • Chilson Beach

    450 Beaver St

  • Pierce Beach & Playground

    South St

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  • Connor's Farm Conservation Area

    17 Connors Farm Dr

  • Turner Reservoir Loop Trail

    400 Pleasant St

  • Stillwater Scenic Trail

    64 Farnum Pike

  • Woonsocket RI Bike Path

  • East Bay Bike Path

  • The Ledge

    Landmarks Hiking
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