Lila Loves Providence

Providence

Lila Loves

Rhode Island’s capital, affectionately called the Renaissance City is in the midst of a fresh revitalization with new restaurants, bars, and businesses opening across town, without losing its rich, intellectual culture. The largest city in the Ocean State, and the wealthiest state capital at the turn of the 20th century, Providence is home to unique architecture ranging from the colonial era to the 21st century, as well as many colleges and universities like RISD, Brown University, Johnson & Wales, and Providence College. With a young diverse population; delicious food; new downtown development; and an unending supply of things to do, this walkable, bustling city is on the rise— and is the perfect distance between New York and Boston. There has never been a more exciting time to move to Providence.

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Area Attractions

Providence Waterfire

WaterFire Providence is an independent,  non-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy.

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Neighborhoods

Westside

This hip neighborhood just south of Federal Hill is quickly becoming the Brooklyn of Rhode Island. Characterized by brownstones, craft cocktail bars, and intimate dining options, the Westside might just be the best side.

Downtown

With its mix of art deco skyscrapers, Victorian hotels and department stores, the city’s downtown is classic Providence. Enjoy a meal in style at the Oberlin and walk off your meal with a stroll along the chandelier-lit walkways of the Providence Canal. Or, go out in a gondola if that’s more your speed.

College hill

Home to Ivy League Brown University and the world-renowned Rhode Island School of Design, College Hill is at the heart of Providence’s intellectual and artistic culture. Characterized by 19th-century family homes, brick sidewalks, wrought iron fences, and more trees than you can count, this is the perfect neighborhood to pop into a presentation, and then watch the sunset over the city from Prospect Terrace.

East Side

Mostly residential, Providence’s East Side has been a high-end family enclave for more than 100 years. With access to dining and shopping in Wayland Square and Mount Hope, the East Side offers a quieter, tree-lined experience with easy access to the rest of the city. In addition to its proximity to college hill, the East Side offers some of Providence’s best Private and Public elementary and high schools, as well as some of the finest park’s with views of the Seekonk River.

Our Favorite

Restaurants

Olneyville New York Subway Station

18 Plainfield St,
Providence, RI 02909
Visit Olneyville

Persimmon

99 Hope St,
Providence, RI 02906
Visit Persimmon

Al Forno

577 S Water St,
Providence, RI 02903
Visit Al Forno

Capital Grille

10 Memorial Blvd,
Providence, RI 02903
Visit the Capital Grille

The Dorance

60 Dorrance St,
Providence, RI 02903
Visit The Dorance

Interesting

Shops

Queen of Hearts

www.queenofheartsprovidence.com
401-421-1471
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White Star Antiques

www.whitestarantiques.com
401-421-1471
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Marc Allen

www.marcalleninc.com
401-421-1471
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Exciting

Nightlife

The Avery

18 Luongo Square,
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 751-5920
www.averyprovidence.com

The Boombox

122 Fountain St,
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 861-0040
www.singboombox.com

The Eddy

95 Eddy St,
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 831-3339
www.eddybar.com

Rooftop at the ProvidenceG

100 Dorrance St,
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 632-4904
www.rooftopattheg.com

Magdalene Room

122 Fountain St,
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 351-5200
www.thedeanhotel.com