Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. series. This is your one-stop travel guide to a place’s best, most unique and quintessential experiences. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a guide, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Providence?”
Providence knows a thing or two about inspiration. When Roger Williams, a Massachusetts Bay Colony outcast, founded the city in 1636, he claimed he’d been led by divine inspiration. In 1772, fueled by patriotic inspiration, Providence citizens executed the first American military action of the Revolution. Today, artists, writers and performers continuously unearth creative inspiration in this thriving imaginative hub. It doesn’t garner the same attention as nearby metropolises New York and Boston, but Providence overflows with history, natural beauty and artistic expression, an inspiration to visitors from around the world. Here’s your guide to refreshing your wayfaring inspiration and taking in Providence right now.