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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
“A fascinating gem of a museum documenting many historical eras and cultures. An Egyptian mummy, an ancient and enormous Buddha statue, and galleries of works by famous artists are only a few of the unique artifacts here. You can'tget through it all in one day! Admission is free every Sunday (10 am–5 pm) and on the third Thursday evening of each month (5–9 pm).”
  • 85 locals recommend
Zoo
“Don't miss the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in October.”
  • 40 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Julian's is a delicious staple of Providence and is known for their Sunday Funday brunches, great food/drinks, and an overall chill atmosphere. Julian's is also a great place to meet locals. The food is super yummy, but waiting to be seated on Sundays can be a while, so a drink or two might be in order in the meantime. ;)”
  • 73 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“The Grange is a fantastic eating & drinking spot, with craft cocktails and a delish plant-based menu that is vegan and gluten-free friendly. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Interior designed by Kyla Coburn.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Café
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“A lot of people will tell you this is the best restaurant in Providence, that's a tough title... but it's indisputably excellent.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Where you can get your iPhone/Mac fix. Somewhat upscale stores, with an innovative design by architect Friedrich St. Florian, who also designed the WW2 Memorial on the National Mall in DC. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“RI's Little Italy. famous restaurants, strolling, piazzas, bakeries, mangia!!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“One of the most unique forms of art you will ever see. Also within walking distance of our inn.”
  • 39 locals recommend
University
“Cultural anchor of Providence's East Side. Shows locally produced theater, concerts, lectures, archives, and more.”
  • 31 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Warm beautiful deco atmosphere, really good food, great eats at bar. Outside bar round back in nice weather.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This is one of the best bakeries in Providence. It's located walking distance and you can work inside, it has plenty of spread out seating. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bar
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“Trivia nights and campfires in the faux-trailer park patio complete with a tiki bar? It's the perfect spot to meet up with people and have some fun”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bakery
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“A local favorite in the morning for coffee, smoothies, and all sorts of baked goods and fresh bread made fresh on site.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Slightly fancy vegetarian and vegan fare. Great cocktails, you can eat inside or outside. Next to an amazing GF/Vegan cafe, Wildflour, owned by the same folx. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
South American Restaurant
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“If you want to celebrate, you cannot go wrong at Los Andes! This is the best restaurant in RI, and everybody knows it--so you should call for a reservation. Indoor and outdoor seating, fresh and innovative contemporary Peruvian/Bolivian inspired cuisine, excellent wine list, and live music sometimes too. You can also grab a seat at the bar to eat. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Restored Loew's movie theatre, originally built in 1928. Hosts touring Broadway shows, plays, and concerts. ”
  • 27 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Julian's is a delicious staple of Providence and is known for their Sunday Funday brunches, great food/drinks, and an overall chill atmosphere. Julian's is also a great place to meet locals. The food is super yummy, but waiting to be seated on Sundays can be a while, so a drink or two might be in order in the meantime. ;)”
  • 73 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“The Grange is a fantastic eating & drinking spot, with craft cocktails and a delish plant-based menu that is vegan and gluten-free friendly. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Interior designed by Kyla Coburn.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Café
“A lot of people will tell you this is the best restaurant in Providence, that's a tough title... but it's indisputably excellent.”
  • 67 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Warm beautiful deco atmosphere, really good food, great eats at bar. Outside bar round back in nice weather.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
“Trivia nights and campfires in the faux-trailer park patio complete with a tiki bar? It's the perfect spot to meet up with people and have some fun”
  • 37 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Slightly fancy vegetarian and vegan fare. Great cocktails, you can eat inside or outside. Next to an amazing GF/Vegan cafe, Wildflour, owned by the same folx. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
South American Restaurant
“If you want to celebrate, you cannot go wrong at Los Andes! This is the best restaurant in RI, and everybody knows it--so you should call for a reservation. Indoor and outdoor seating, fresh and innovative contemporary Peruvian/Bolivian inspired cuisine, excellent wine list, and live music sometimes too. You can also grab a seat at the bar to eat. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bakery
“Gluten free, vegan, and kosher! Every single thing tastes like heaven here! We love the seasonal lavender lemon curd cake, the chocolate peanut butter cake, and their bread loafs. Their lattes are great and they have wheatgrass shots too! A little pricey, but won't disappoint! ”
  • 35 locals recommend

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