Providence/Warwick attractions reveal the the area's natural and social history

Providence offers great things to do, food, visual and performing arts, and culture. WaterFire lights the three rivers of downtown with gondolas transporting fire-goers. The Roger Williams Park Zoo is open year-round, as are the Botanical Gardens, with beautiful, seasonal plantings, and a waterfall. There’s ice skating in the heart of the city and one of the finest surviving examples of hand-carved carousels in the country built in 1900 is on hand. The city and environs is home to stylish boutique hotels.
Red Panda Grin - Roger Williams Park Zoo - Providence, RI
Roger Williams Park Zoo

1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI, 02907 Phone: 401-785-3510

Zoo boasts zip rides, play areas, carousel, and features hundreds of creatures

There are so many creatures featured at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, you’ll have to narrow down your must-see list! From alpacas and anteaters to wallabies and zebras, the different environment exhibits get you close to animals that call Africa, the Amazon, Asia and North America home. Watch elephants bathe, birds fly in a free-flight aviary and seals and otters frolic. You can book (check the website) a breakfast-with-the-animals session or other private animal encounter. The zoo also has an excursion train, an exhilarating zip ride and a huge nature play and exploration area with interactive indoor and outdoor activities. Check out Food Truck Fridays in the Carousel Village or grab a slice of pizza, a salad or burgers at different dining sites.
Crescent Park Carousel

Crescent Park, 700 Bullocks Point Avenue Riverside, RI, 02915 Phone: 401-435-7518

The Crescent Park Carousel, one of the finest surviving examples of hand-carved carousels in the country, was built just prior to 1900 by Charles I. D. Looff as a display model. Open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 7 pm. Easter weekend and Memorial Day weekend and from June through Labor Day. After Labor Day through Columbus Day, open Saturday and Sunday, noon to 8 pm. Wheelchair accessible.
Go Providence

10 Memorial Boulevard Providence, RI, 02903 Phone: 401-456-0200

Providence - The Creative Capital

Providence is known for its vibrant culinary, and arts and culture scenes. The RISD Museum is home to nearly 100,000 works of art ranging from the ancient to the avant-garde. Theater lovers will want to see a show at the beautifully gilded Providence Performing Arts Center or at the Tony Award-winning Trinity Rep. One of the city's most popular events, WaterFire, is a multisensory art installation highlighted by a series of bonfires installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence. Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village has delighted generations of visitors and The Alex and Ani City Center boasts ice skating in the heart of downtown. For more things to do in Providence, visit GoProvidence.com.