Things To Do AND See Near Our Inn In Providence RI
Our Recommended Restaurants
Duck & Bunny
Hemenway’s Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar
Nick’s on Broadway
Providence Oyster Bar
Garden Grille Cafe
Cook & Brown
Harry’s Burger Bar
Public Kitchen & Bar
El Rancho Grande
Ten Prime Steak & Sushi
Biking Rhode Island
Rhode Island offers more than 60 miles in a network of bike paths. Guests can bring their own bikes or rent one from either Providence Bicycle or Dash Bicycle. Biking maps are also available at the office.
Benefit Streetâ€¨ Known as the â€śmile of history,â€ť Benefit Street is located on the East Side of Providence and features many stunning homes and businesses from the Colonial and Victorian era. Both guided and self-guided tours are available.
Thayer Streetâ€¨ Thayer Street is located on College Hill near Brown University featuring many shops, cafes, restaurants and two theaters.
La Gondolaâ€¨ La Gondola provides Gondola rides along the Woonasquatucket and Providence Rivers in Water Place Park. Operates April â€“ November and offers many trip packages.
The Vets Memorial Auditorium â€¨Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The VETS) is a performance venue for legendary artists, local performers and community traditions. The VETS is also home to the RI Philharmonic Orchestra, Festival Ballet Providence, the Providence Singers and the RI International Film Festival. The VETS has just over 1,900 seats for an intimate setting. The VETS is within walking distance of Christopher Dodge House.
Providence Performing Arts Center â€¨The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) is host to many Broadway theatricals and contemporary engagements. It offers 3,100 seats and is the second largest theater of its kind in the country. Known as the â€śJewel of Weybosset Street,â€ť it originally opened its doors in 1928 as Loew’s State Movie Palace.
Providence Children’s Museum â€¨Founded in 1976 as the first and only children’s museum in the state of RI. This hands-on museum features 8,000 square feet of interactive exhibits for kids of all ages. The newly expanded museum is now located in the Jewelry District of Providence.
Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum â€¨The RISD Museum traces the history of art from antiquity to the present through its collection of more than 100,000 works of art in all media from all cultures that spans 5 buildings. The Museum is widely acknowledged as one of the countryâ€™s best museums of its size, and brings its collection alive through special exhibitions, lectures, family-oriented activities, educational programs and other initiatives.
Roger Williams Park and Zooâ€¨ Opening in 1872, Roger Williams Park Zoo is one of the nationâ€™s oldest zoos. It has received accolades from all over the country for its conservation and education efforts as well as its entertainment value. The zoo is home to more than 100 species of rare and fascinating animals from all over the world. Be sure to check out the Carousel Village that offers carousel rides, train rides and pony rides (seasonal).
WaterFire â€¨Water Fire is a free public work of art created by Barnaby Evans in 1994. WaterFire takes place on the 3 rivers of Providence with 100 braziers floating on the riverâ€™s surface. This amazing work of art attracts millions of visitors from the months of May through October. For the past 5 years there has been a special Christmas WaterFire and Festival of Trees.
Attractions Outside of Providence
Slater Mill Historic Siteâ€¨ The Slater Mill Historic Site offers visitors a unique opportunity to see how the Blackstone River Valley was transformed from a series of small farming and milling communities into one of the nineteenth century’s great industrial centers.
Tiverton Four Corners â€¨Tiverton Four Corners is one of Rhode Island’s special historic sites that was placed on the National Register in 1974. The history of this rural village dates from the seventeenth century and spans three hundred years. Today, Tiverton Four Corners has become an important center for antiques, fine art, and decorative crafts.
Newportâ€¨ Newport is a coastal city on Aquidneck Island located just 30 miles south of Providence. Known as the â€śSummer White Housesâ€ť for both Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. Newport is home to many famous attractions such as Cliffwalk, Ocean Drive, Newport Mansions, National Museum of American Illustration, Fort Adams State Park, International Tennis Hall of Fame and Thames Street. Newport also features many of RI’s best beaches.