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    As much a college town as it is the state capital, Providence keeps late hours for students pulling all kinds of all-nighters. You won’t find just the dives open, either. Trinity Brewhouse—an excellent spot for a local microbrew alongside Providence-style grilled pizza—stays open until 2 a.m. The city also claims what may be America’s oldest food truck: Haven Brothers, which started in 1888 as a horse-drawn wagon and serves excellent burgers, fries, and shakes next to City Hall until 4 a.m. on weekends and 3 on school nights. The city also ranked in the top 5 for being LGBT-friendly; mingle at The Stable in downtown’s multiuse space AS220.

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  • ProvidencePro 2014
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    I've lived in Boston for almost 10 years and yesterday was the first time I've been to Providence, for a brief period of

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  • Providence
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    I grew up not far from Providence. While at one time I was dying to get out...every time we come back and visit we find Providence to be a real treat. Good food, scenic views, and great culture adds to the New England history. Try the Italian food on Federal Hill and make sure you have a couple of wieners "all the way" from New York Systems.

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  • Providence

    Has the most things to see (in my opinion) in Rhode Island. Lots of restaurants and outdoor activities.

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  • ProvidencePro 2014
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    Providence is a nice little city, and it's getting better. In the past 15 years or so, the downtown has been re-invigorated and the recent re-routing of 195 has made traffic better (but still clogged at times). Downtown is just beautiful, especially at night.

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  • ProvidencePro 2014
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    This has to be one of the most underrated cities in the US.

    Providence is gorgeous. The city has lovely architecture, plentiful green spaces, and a wonderful river walk. This is a great place to re-visit America's colonial past without leaving its modern urban comforts.

    Though Providence has clearly had a troubled past and still seems to have some crime issues, the city is experiencing a renaissance. There are plenty of good restaurants and the downtown area has a number of nice boutiques, cafes, and galleries.

    Well worth a visit and certainly more than just a stopping point between farther north and New York.

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    Beautiful city.

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    A lot of history here I definitely need to return!!

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  • ProvidencePro 2014
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    Cute little city with some arts and homemade beer. New England experience.

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    Downtown Providence

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    One of my fave cities!

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  • Providence

    Start a summer Sunday on the sun porch with a cup of coffee, then anything is possible!

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  • Providence

    Went there for A wedding that didn't last .

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  • Providence

    It's has good restaurants and it's a great place to visit

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  • ProvidenceAmbassadorPro 2014
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    Fun, manageable city with a lot of great food and culture.

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  • Providence

    Providence is were I was born loved it here

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Providence, the capital of tiny Rhode Island, was named by founder Roger Williams in honor of "God's merciful providence." An early city to industrialize, Providence was known for producing jewelry and silverware, as well as, sadly, the triangle trade, which saw New England rum traded for African slaves, who were then traded for West Indian molasses. Today Providence hosts many universities, including art star RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) and ivy leaguer Brown. The Federal Hill neighborhood is a more than respectable Little Italy, while the whole of Providence boasts exciting nightlife and its own selection of interesting restaurants.

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