Top Five Things to Do in Providence, Rhode Island

WaterFire – A multi-sensory experience created by local artist Barnaby Evans, WaterFire has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city.  The event features nearly 100 bonfires that seem to float gently through Providence’s three rivers.  The smell of aromatic wood smoke, flickering firelight and enchanting music add to the mystique. 

Walking Tours – Providence’s architectural treasures and rich history make it a delight to explore on foot.  A series of self-guided walking tours tell the tales behind three of Providence’s most loved neighborhoods.  Pick up the printed maps at the Visitor Center (located in the RI Convention Center) or click here for more information.


Federal Hill – This iconic neighborhood features many Italian restaurants and shops, along with a few non-Italian places that add additional flavor.  Be sure to stop in DePasquale Plaza, which features a European-style cobblestone square and large fountain.