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Things To Do In Providence

Providence is one of the more underrated cities in the New England area. Initially founded after Roger Williams was banished from Massachusetts Bay, the city’s grown to be a true college town. It’s home to Brown University, Johnson & Wales, Providence College, and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

The best attractions in Providence tie into its collegiate reputation — it’s helped to flesh out the city’s downtown options. A few blocks from downtown Providence sits Federal Hill, abundant in Italian restaurants, specialty shops, and street performances.