Attractions

Top Choice University in Providence

Rhode Island School of Design

Perhaps the top art school in the USA, RISD's imprint on Providence is easily felt, with students' creativity extending across the cityscape. Open to the public, the extraordinary collections of the Museum of Art in…
Top Choice Library in Providence

Providence Athenaeum

One of the most prominent buildings on Benefit St, the Greek Revival Providence Athenaeum was designed by William Strickland and completed in 1838. This is a library of the old school, with plaster busts and oil pai…
Top Choice Notable Building in Providence

Rhode Island State House

Designed by McKim, Mead and White in 1904, the Rhode Island State House rises above the Providence skyline, easily visible from miles around. Modeled in part on St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, it has the world'…
Top Choice University in Providence

Brown University

Dominating the crest of the College Hill neighborhood on the East Side, the campus of Brown University exudes Ivy League charm. University Hall, a 1770 brick edifice used as a barracks during the Revolutionary War, …
Top Choice Museum in Providence

John Brown House

On College Hill, the brick John Brown House, called the ‘most magnificent and elegant mansion that I have ever seen on this continent’ by John Quincy Adams, was built in 1786.
Architecture in Providence

Benefit Street

Immediately east of Providence's downtown, you'll find College Hill, where you can see the city's colonial history reflected in the 18th-century houses that line Benefit St on the East Side. These are, for the most …
Museum in Providence

Culinary Arts Museum

Johnson & Wales' oddity of a museum displays about 300,000 objects connected in some way to the culinary arts. Ogle a cookbook collection dating back to the 15th century, resist fingering presidential cutlery an…
Park in Providence

Roger Williams Park

In 1871, Betsey Williams, great-great-great-granddaughter of the founder of Providence, donated her farm to the city as a public park. Today this 430-acre expanse of greenery, only a short drive south of Providence,…
Park in Providence

Waterplace Park

The landscaped cobblestone paths of Providence's Riverwalk lead along the Woonasquatucket River to Waterplace Park’s central pool and fountain, overlooked by a stepped amphitheater where outdoor artists perform in w…
Park in Providence

Prospect Terrace Park

A great spot from which to get an overview of Providence is the elevated, compact green space known as Prospect Terrace Park. In warm weather, you’ll find students throwing Frisbees, office workers picnicking and, i…