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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
College Arts Building
“Great museum in the heart of College Hill---the original settlement of Providence, centuries-old houses and churches, Brown University, and Rhode Island School of Design. Across the street is the Athenaeum Library and a storied drinking fountain on the Historic Mile of Benefit Street. Ghost Tours, also, take place in this neighborhood, and enchanting Waterfire on select nights from April to October on the river below, ablaze with 86 wood-fired pyres and alive with music, street performances, gondola rides and vendors.”
  • 83 locals recommend
University
“Brown University - beautiful historic campus RISD Museum East Side of Providence - shopping - eateries - coffee Prospect Park- Amazing photo op”
  • 29 locals recommend
Library
“One of our favorite spots! This Greek Revival private library is a must-see for academics -- and has some Edgar Allen Poe ties.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Grab Insta-worthy photos from the most stunning view with a visit to Prospect Terrace Park. Located on Congdon Street, this park overlooks the city and is adorned with a statue of theologian and state founder Roger Williams. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Route
“Area near Brown University in Providence, RI. Lots of shops and restaurants.”
  • 31 locals recommend
History Museum
“Located on the historic Benefit Street on the East Side of Providence, the JB Museum is a worthwhile visit.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Gotta love rooftops! If it's 60 degrees or cooler then you'll need a jacket for this place. It gets cold up there.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love Mediterranean food like I do? than you'll love eating at one of Thayer Street's oldest restaurants. Be sure to use my promo code to take an uber or lyft here because being in a college area, parking if very hard to find. Their chicken kebab pocket is the beat and its only $8”
  • 19 locals recommend
Museum
“(RISD = “Riz-Dee”) - world famous premier fine arts and design college with famous alumni such as Dale Chihuly, Seth MacFarlane, Nicole Miller, David Macaulay, Chris Van Allsburg”
  • 13 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
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“This is a small independent movie theater that shows super cool movies! It's also right on Thayer, so you can be part of the hustle and bustle of college life!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Movie Theater
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“Interesting Art and Foreign Films. Small theater, walking distance from out house.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This Providence landmark restaurant has an elegant atmosphere overlooking the Providence River in downtown Providence. Although more open and less intimate than some restaurants, I actually like that they have more room. They have fish from all over the world and an excellent raw bar. The fixed price menu was a great bargain too. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Museum
“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 part, private homes, but many are open for tours one weekend in June during the annual Festival of Historic Homes. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Stop into Knead Doughnuts for a delectable vanilla bean, sour cream old-fashioned, or indulge in a peanut butter-glazed, jelly-filled doughnut.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fantastic little restaurant in Providence serving scrumptious local flare. Known for their seafood and charcuterie, there’s nothing that isn’t delicious on the menu. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“We're from Texas where there are no shortage of great burger joints but this place gives them all a run for their money. Get the classic sliders with cheese, a side of fries and a craft brew or soda and enjoy (make sure to add a third!).”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Gotta love rooftops! If it's 60 degrees or cooler then you'll need a jacket for this place. It gets cold up there.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love Mediterranean food like I do? than you'll love eating at one of Thayer Street's oldest restaurants. Be sure to use my promo code to take an uber or lyft here because being in a college area, parking if very hard to find. Their chicken kebab pocket is the beat and its only $8”
  • 19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This Providence landmark restaurant has an elegant atmosphere overlooking the Providence River in downtown Providence. Although more open and less intimate than some restaurants, I actually like that they have more room. They have fish from all over the world and an excellent raw bar. The fixed price menu was a great bargain too. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fantastic little restaurant in Providence serving scrumptious local flare. Known for their seafood and charcuterie, there’s nothing that isn’t delicious on the menu. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“We're from Texas where there are no shortage of great burger joints but this place gives them all a run for their money. Get the classic sliders with cheese, a side of fries and a craft brew or soda and enjoy (make sure to add a third!).”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Korean, delicious, especially the Monkey Balls (actually mushrooms) and Bibimbap. Warm hospitality on Benefit St. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“In my opinion, some of the best Indian food in New England. Providence has many great Indian restaurants, but this one is tops.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Stylish but not inexpensive steak and chops with a roaring fire place, great wine list, sit at the bar for a drink and apps next to the fire for a quick or budget-minded stop”
  • 11 locals recommend

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