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Providence, Rhode Island

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Shops - General Information

Cellar Stories - buyer and seller of used and rare books; located downtown; online store also; 111 Mathewson St., 401-521-2665 WEBSITE
Art Galleries - shopping tours of art galleries, special events, gallery info at gallerynight.info WEBSITE
List of Gift Shops - from cityofprovidence.com WEBSITE
List of Jewelers - from cityofprovidence.com WEBSITE

Downtown
Downtown Shops on Westminister & Weybosset Streets - shopcity.com; store info, map, parking tip WEBSITE
Downtown Shops Map - shopcity.com map of downtown stores WEBSITE
Downtown Directory - online map of downtown with shopping, dining, hotels, parking WEBSITE
Providence Place Mall - nice mall downtown, chain stores mostly, IMAX theater, parking; One Providence Place, 401-270-1000WEBSITE

East Side
East Side - pictures and links to several stores; more detailed information about the East Side WEBSITE

Article about Wickenden Street Shopping and Eateries - quirky and artsy Wickenden Street WEBSITE
Review of Wickenden Street - providence.citysearch.com WEBSITE
RISD Store - Rhode Island School of Design Store, online also; 30 North Main St., 401-454-6464WEBSITE
RISD Works - items created by RISD alumni and faculty, online also; Chase Center, 20 North Main St., 401-277-4949WEBSITE

Federal Hill
Food and Wine Tours - savoringrhodeisland.com; food and wine tour of Federal Hill WEBSITE
History - general information at the original providenceri.com site WEBSITE
Federal Hill Stroll - twice a year event, check for dates and tickets at goprovidence.com WEBSITE
Columbus Theatre - small theatre in Federal Hill, one of the sites of the RI International Film Festival; 270 Broadway, 401-621-9660WEBSITE

General
General Information about Providence - good overview & pictures of city and areas near Brown WEBSITE
General Information Site - lots of info, news, events; providencedowntown.com WEBSITE
Providence Visitors Site - goprovidence.com, the Convention and Visitors Bureau site WEBSITE
Providence Neighborhood Info - downtownprovidence.com ; walking tours, maps, parking infoWEBSITE
Parking - free valet parking for 2 hours sponsored by specific merchants WEBSITE
Kids Activities - kidoinfo.com has a calendar of events for kids' activities all over Rhode Island WEBSITE
Groups and Organizations - links to Providence community sites WEBSITE
Greater City: Providence - site dedicated to promoting urban living in Providence area, events, news, pics WEBSITE
Chamber of Commerce - Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce site WEBSITE
Explore Providence - general information at the providenceri.com site WEBSITE
Brown University - on the East Side, near the Thayer Street shopping; Campus Center located at 75 Waterman St., 401-863-1000WEBSITE
RISD - Rhode Island School of Design, on the East Side; 2 College St., 401-454-6100WEBSITE
Providence College - Catholic Dominican college in Providence; 1 Cunningham Square, 401-865-1000WEBSITE
Friars Athletics - athletic website for Providence College, friars.com WEBSITE

Maps
Downtown Directory - online map of downtown with shopping, dining, hotels & parking WEBSITE
Map with Neighborhood Information - provplan.org WEBSITE
Downtown Shopping Map - map of downtown shopping section at shopdowncity.com WEBSITE

Restaurants
The Coffee Exchange - great coffee, cozy and unique cafe on Wickenden Street, East Side; 207 Wickenden St., 401-273-1198WEBSITE
Federal Hill Restaurants - "Little Italy" of Providence, not just Italian restaurants WEBSITE
List of Restaurants - goprovidence.com site WEBSITE
Al Forno - fine dining; innovative dishes; 577 South Water St., 401-273-9760WEBSITE
Hemenway's Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar - great seafood restaurant; 121 South Main St., 401-351-8570WEBSITE
Cav Restaurant - unique contemporary menu, decorated with antiques for sale; 14 Imperial Pl., 401-751-9164WEBSITE
Cafe Nuovo - upscale restaurant; nice view, eclectic menu, good for lunch or dinner; One Citizens Plaza, 401-421-2525WEBSITE
Pot au Feu - French restaurant in downtown area, elegant upstairs, casual and cozy downstairs; 44 Custom House St., 401-273-8953WEBSITE
Fire + Ice - customized meals cooked to order at large grill; 48 Providence Place, 401-270-4040 WEBSITE

Where To Stay
General Information - goprovidence.com; hotel information WEBSITE

Festivals, Events & Attractions
Roger Williams Park Zoo - fun zoo south of Providence; 1000 Elmwood Ave., 401-785-3510WEBSITE
Great Events Calendar - sporting events, shows, other city events WEBSITE
Waterfire Providence - Bonfires and events at Waterplace Park, check schedule WEBSITE
RI Historical Society - walking tours and exhibits WEBSITE
Gondola Rides - you can take a gondola ride on the Providence river, up to 6 people WEBSITE
Electric Boat - ride on the Providence river while viewing Waterfire, up to 6 people WEBSITE
Providence Performing Arts - plays, musicals, concerts, beautiful old theater; 22 Weybosset St., 401-421-2787WEBSITE
Trinity Repertory Company - performances, educational programs, films, tours; 201 Washington St., 401-351-4242WEBSITE
Firstworks - organization promoting arts: music, art festivals, exhibits, performances, festivals WEBSITE
RISD - Rhode Island School of Design, on the East Side; 2 College St., 401-454-6100WEBSITE
Brown University - on the East Side, near the Thayer Street shopping; Campus Center located at 75 Waterman St., 401-863-1000WEBSITE
Providence College - Catholic Dominican college in Providence; 1 Cunningham Square, 401-865-1000WEBSITE
News and Events - downtownprovidence.com WEBSITE
RIFF - Rhode Island International Film Festival WEBSITE
Columbus Theatre - small theatre in Federal Hill, one of the sites of the RI International Film Festival; 270 Broadway, 401-621-9660WEBSITE
Cable Car Cinema & Cafe - unique films on South Main Street; 204 South Main St., 401-272-3970WEBSITE

Kids
Providence Children's Museum - hands on exhibits and activities; children ages 1-11; 100 South St., 401-273-5437WEBSITE
Roger Williams Park Zoo - fun zoo south of Providence; 1000 Elmwood Ave., 401-785-3510WEBSITE
Great Events Calendar - sporting events, shows, other city events WEBSITE
Waterfire Providence - Bonfires and events at Waterplace Park, check schedule WEBSITE
RI Historical Society - walking tours and exhibits WEBSITE
Gondola Rides - you can take a gondola ride on the Providence river, up to 6 people WEBSITE
Electric Boat - ride on the Providence river while viewing Waterfire, up to 6 people WEBSITE
Providence Performing Arts - plays, musicals, concerts, beautiful old theater; 22 Weybosset St., 401-421-2787WEBSITE
Trinity Repertory Company - performances, educational programs, films, tours; 201 Washington St., 401-351-4242WEBSITE
Firstworks - organization promoting arts: music, art festivals, exhibits, performances, festivals WEBSITE
RISD - Rhode Island School of Design, on the East Side; 2 College St., 401-454-6100WEBSITE
Brown University - on the East Side, near the Thayer Street shopping; Campus Center located at 75 Waterman St., 401-863-1000WEBSITE
Providence College - Catholic Dominican college in Providence; 1 Cunningham Square, 401-865-1000WEBSITE
News and Events - downtownprovidence.com WEBSITE
Kids Activities - kidoinfo.com has a calendar of events for kids' activities all over Rhode Island WEBSITE

Providence: East Side Shops and Historic Sites