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Experience Providence RI, Your New Favorite Place to Play

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the

2022 Summer NABC in Providence

          To make the most of your stay in the Providence/Warwick, Rhode Island area, be sure to:

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WaterFire – A dazzling spectacular as the rivers that intersect Providence are set ablaze with bonfires.  Named one of the Top 100 Events in America, the event is free and popular with residents and visitors alike. 

Theater – Live Broadway shows at the Providence Performing Arts Center and live theater at the Tony Award Winning Trinity Repertory Theater and many of the local theater groups.

Museum – Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence's finest, and one of the best small museums in the country. More than 80,000 objects, includes paintings by European masters as well as American painting, furniture, costumes, and modern works of art. 

Food – Experience the culinary delights of Federal Hill, Little Italy, and gourmet restaurants in Providence.  Named the #1 Food City in the United States by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.  Discover great food and history during your Federal Hill food tour

Newport - Palatial mansions, the wealthy yachting set, Tennis Hall of Fame, cocktails on marble terraces, and succulent seafood served in waterfront restaurants.  Sail on an authentic America's Cup 12-meter yacht.

Architecture – Study the amazing city architecture in Providence during a walking tour given by the RI Historical Society.  Tour the RI State House which has the 4th largest self-supporting marble dome in the world. 

Shopping – The Providence Place Mall has over 140 stores and shops, an IMAX theater, a 16-screen cinema, and many restaurants. 

Zoo - Roger Williams Park, named the “finest zoo in New England” by The Boston Globe, attracts more than 500,000 visitors per year. It's definitely one of the most popular Rhode Island attractions, with more than 100 species of animals from around the world. 

Casinos – Twin River in Lincoln, RI and Tiverton Casino Hotel in Tiverton, RI are very popular destinations for out-of-state visitors.  Both have thousands of slot machines, table games, live entertainment and a variety of dining options. 

Harbor Tour - Take a narrated cruise past 10 Rhode Island Lighthouses in Narragansett Bay along with a complete Newport Harbor Tour.  This 30-mile cruise also goes under the breathtaking Jamestown & Newport Bridges, past mansions, and historic Fort Adams.


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