To get a real feel for the various sights, sounds and textures of Providence, pull on some comfortable shoes and explore surrounding areas like Providence, Pawtucket, and East Providence.
To gain a deeper understanding of Providence, head to one of its museums and theaters. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Providence Children's Museum.
Get your body moving out-of-doors while you are in the area. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Bring a picnic, mingle with locals, or just listen to the birdsong at Waterplace Park.
A number of Providence’s attractions are in the Rumford area, including the Bank of America Tower and the Roger Williams National Memorial. Those with a passion for religious history should make a trip to the First Baptist Church of America.
If you are ready to grab a bargain, visit the boutiques, stores and stalls that are part of the Providence Place Mall and Westminster Arcade.
This area is the home ground of the legendary Providence Friars college basketball team in winter and Providence Bruins ice hockey team. Both teams play regular matches at Dunkin Donuts Center. This stadium is also a fabulous live music venue, so be sure to browse the official website to see what events coincide with your visit.
Finding somewhere handy to stay around Rumford is easy. For a good night’s sleep check out the amenities at the Providence Biltmore Hotel, the Omni Providence Hotel, and the popular Wyndham Garden Providence.