Providence Journals

Don't forget about Providence!

A travel journal to Providence by Htillber

Quote: Providence is brimming with activity and culture, in a laid-back setting. From your first Waterfires night or a trip to RISD's museum...you'll be hooked!!!

Don't forget about Providence!

Overview

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Waterfires, a live, interactive art display along the river which runs from early summer into the fall. RISD Museum, which has an eclectic fantastic collection. There are some great restaurants such as CAV or the Bookstore Cafe. Thayer Street is great for those who like life fast and crowded. Wickenden Street is for the more leisurely minded visitor, with a great coffee shop---the Coffee Exchange with indoor and outdoor seating. Along Wickenden are many art galleries and antique shops for leisurely browsing. Also, be sure to walk along the Woonasquatucket River to the State House, which has fantastic architecture. Or visit the Old State House on Benefit Street, which represents the only one of...Read More

CAV

Restaurant

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You absolutely must eat at CAV if you visit Providence. It is a little off the beaten path---not located directly downtown, but walking distance from downtown. It is located in an old mill building, and the decor is very intimate and cozy. The food is delicious and not too expensive. They have standards such as filet mignon and more creative items such as handmade ravioli. CAV also features live jazz on weekends.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 3, 2001

CAV
14 Imperial Place
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
+1 401 751 9164

Bookstore Cafe

Restaurant

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The Bookstore Cafe is a cozy nook to get a cup of coffee or a slightly pricey meal. For the casual coffee or tea drinker, there are comfy couches surrounded by shelves of books (hence the name) to relax with. The food was pretty good, but mostly I remember the live jazz that started at around nine to an enthusiastic crowd. The Bookstore Cafe is a great place to go, a little bit of a far walk from Thayer Street (about 15 minutes) but a welcome oasis for those looking for a fantastic place to hang out and crowd watch or listen to live music.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 3, 2001

Bookstore Cafe
500 Angell Street
Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

Attraction | "RISD Museum"

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The RISD museum is a fantastic collection of chronological works. Its focus is on educating the visitor about the breadth of art history. From their ancient art collection, with pieces from Roman, Greek, and Egyptian culture to their contemporary art featuring many important artists including Andy Warhol and Cy Twombly. All media are explored in the museum's permanent collection, from painting and sculpture to prints, photos, decorative costumes and furniture. The RISD museum also represents world art, with pieces in its collection from Japan, China, and Persia to name a view a few.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 3, 2001

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
224 Benefit Street, 20 North Main Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
(401) 454-6500

WaterFire

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Attraction | "Waterfires"

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Waterfire started out as a commissioned art project by artist Barnaby Evans in 1994, as part of the redevelopment of the waterfront in downtown Providence. Because the initial Waterfire project was so widely received, an encore was created for 1996. Since that time, Waterfire night has grown into a tradition that demonstrates the commitment to the revitalization of downtown Providence. Thousands of people descend on Providence for Waterfire events. Food vendors set up in Waterfront Park, selling their aromatic wares and street performers entertain small crowds with their antics. It’s a romantic place to cuddle up with someone with that juxtaposition of water and fire; or a great place to go by...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 3, 2001

WaterFire
101 Regent Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
(401) 272-3111