Recognized as Rhode Island’s most populous city, with 182,042 residents living in small geographic region of 20.5 square miles, Providence is also one of the country’s oldest cities and among the first cities in the United States to industrialize. It is situated on the mouth of the Providence River, at the tip of Narragansett Bay, and offers a wealth of cultural, historical and entertainment opportunities to both locals and visitors.
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Getting Around Providence
Providence is served by air primarily by T.F. Green Airport in neighboring Warwick. Because of overcrowding at Boston’s Logan International Airport, T.F Green is being promoted as a way to avoid the bustle and complications of flying into Boston. As such, more people are being introduced to the sights and varied activities that Providence has to offer.
Public transportation is served mainly by Amtrak and the MBTA Commuter Services, a commuter rail route runs north to Boston and south to a recently opened station at T.F. Green Airport, handle many of the city’s commuters. The Port of Providence, the second-largest deepwater seaport in New England, handles heavy cargo that includes cement, chemicals, heavy machinery, petroleum and scrap metal.
The busy Interstate-95 runs north to south through Providence, and traffic can get congested during business hours. Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence is a transportation hub for local public transit and private bus lines.
Providence is a city brimming with history. The East Side neighborhood in particular includes many pre-revolutionary homes and features the largest contiguous area of buildings to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the United States.
The city, with its diverse population, has one of the most active and growing gay communities in the Northeast. It has a reported rate of gay and lesbian relationships that is 75 percent higher than the rest of the country. The city has a very active arts and entertainment core, and boasts one of the highest numbers of restaurants per capita in the nation. An underground music scene, centered around artist-run performance space, is well-known in music circles.
Sites of Interest in Providence
Westminster Arcade: The nation’s oldest enclosed shopping center
The First Baptist Church In America: The name says it all
Downcity: The heart of the city’s entertainment, shopping and restaurant district
Providence Place Mall: A major retail center
Providence, The “Creative Capital”
Rhode Island School of Design Museum: The city’s main museum
Riverwalk and Waterplace parks: Urban parks
Trinity Repertory Company:An award-winning theater company
Providence Performing Arts Center: A multi-use venue
Providence Sports Teams
Conference and Convention Venues
Former Mayor David Cicilline was the nation’s first openly gay mayor of a U.S. state capital
WaterFire is the city’s internationally recognized bonfire sculpture
The most coffee/doughnut shops per capita of any city in the country
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