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Things to Do in Providence, RI

Providence, Rhode Island is home to scores of exciting attractions and things to do. Whether you’re on vacation with the family or visiting Providence on business, there are plenty of spots in and near the city to take in the sights and sounds of New England. Top attractions include the historic Newport Mansions, Roger Williams Park and Zoo, ice skating at Bank of America City Center, the RISD Museum and Providence Children’s Museum, and Twin River Casino. With so much to see and do, your visit to Providence, Rhode Island is sure to be action-packed!

July 17, 2014 – Summer in Providence, RI

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As we near the dog days of summer, it seems like summer has zipped by, yet again. The Providence Marriott Downtown has lots of summer time fun planned and wouldn’t it be too bad if suddenly there were holiday commercials on TV and you hadn’t taken a little vacation?
Here’s the summer scoop:
Are you “friends” with AQUA at the Providence Marriott on Facebook? If you are, you can receive 25% off your AQUA Escape Getaway package while supplies last. Of course, certain restrictions apply and this offer is based upon availability and for AQUA FB fans only. Click HERE to check availability.
The Providence Marriott also offers an exclusive WaterFire Escape package that is extremely popular. The getaway package includes deluxe overnight accommodations, breakfast for two and two complimentary cocktails. The hotel offers free shuttle service to/from WaterFire so if you would rather not walk (walking is my preferred mode of transportation on a WF night) be sure to make a reservation with the front desk right when you check in.  Also, if you book this package and need to make dinner reservations, consider dining at the Bluefin Grille.
These are only two suggestions but if neither of these great vacation deals to Providence, RI have motivated you, check out the Providence Marriott’s whole list of escapes. Just click HERE for details and availability.

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July 2014 – Voted Best Hotel for Pool Lovers – Providence Marriott Downtown Hotel

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Who reads Yankee Magazine? The question should be, who doesn’t?! This year the Providence Marriott was the Yankee Magazine editor’s pick for Best Hotel for Pool Lovers. That’s truly understandable. The Providence Marriott sports the only connecting indoor and outdoor pools and the ever popular AQUA, the best outdoor lounge in Rhode Island (voted as such by Rhode Island Monthly). AQUA is popular with the locals, of course because of its ambiance, but also because of the trendy cocktails and awesome food. This summer AQUA’s Fish Tacos have become wildly popular, quickly becoming the “must have” at every private event this summer (including wedding receptions – FUN!). Also in high demand, is the AQUA Escape overnight package. The Providence Marriott offers upgraded poolside rooms with two complimentary cocktails and a special welcome amenity waiting in the room. Poolside rooms have  a private patio with a small seating area overlooking AQUA. This is the perfect location to relax on a summer night sipping one of AQUA’s infamous signature cocktails. To find out more, visit www.aquaprovidence.com

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Good Fish Tacos on the East Coast? Providence, RI

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June 18, 2014 ~ Providence, RI
When I was in California, I had an amazing fish taco. We were visiting my sister and she took us to this little casual place. This was their specialty. Really? Fish in a taco? Who knew! Let me tell you, it was outrageously good! So this summer in my quest to find the perfect East Coast fish taco, I shopped around. Mind you, they are not easy to find. Not like a lobster roll or even a lobster BLT. I conquered my quest at the perfectly relaxing AQUA located in the Providence Marriott Downtown. AQUA’s Fish Tacos are new this season. It’s something they want to become famous for serving. I think they’re on the right track. Available Thursday – Sunday, AQUA’s grilling station cranks out tons of the best fish tacos around. Not just fish ones either. They offer beef and pulled pork too. $13 gets you three and you can watch the chef grill and then assemble your fish taco right before your eyes. AQUA”s fish tacos pair nicely with their signature Margaritas! California you’re getting a run for your money! Insider’s tip: Found out that AQUA will be offering Salsa Dance lessons every Thursday in July and August. $5.95 Margaritas and some fish tacos and you have a girls’ night out to remember!  www.aquaprovidence.com 

Providence, RI Travel – AQUA Season is Here!

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June 6, 2014 ~ The school year is coming to an end. The days are longer. The flowers are blooming – finally! This season has taken a long time to arrive in New England. Why not take a day away from home and get a chance to enjoy it. The Providence Marriott really knows how to celebrate the summer months. From the connecting indoor and outdoor pools, to the creative cocktail menu at AQUA (Providence’s only poolside lounge) to the live island music every Saturday afternoon – this place takes you away from it all in a South Beach atmosphere…but in Providence, RI. The AQUA Escape is one of their primo overnight packages offering a poolside room with a private patio, cocktails at AQUA and a special welcome amenity waiting in your room. Click HERE for more information or call 1-866-807-2171 and ask for the AQUA Escape. PS: Extend your stay to include or reserve a Sunday night and save!

Spring Travel in Rhode Island

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March 7, 2014

Spring is coming; it is. The birds have started chirping that familiar springtime call – Spring Is Coming! Spring Is Coming! In reality, we’re on the home stretch. Two more weeks of winter. Meanwhile, what to do for a great little getaway? Visit Providence! There’s so much to do with the family or a couples getaway – yes, Valentine’s Day was last month but shouldn’t we celebrate love all the time.
What to do in Providence in the month of March:

  1. Visit Twin River Casino –  NOW WITH LIVE TABLE GAMES! Twin River is a world-class gaming destination located just 9 miles from the Providence Marriott Downtown hotel in Lincoln, Rhode Island. In addition to the largest variety of casino poker, keno, and video slots games in New England. Twin River also offers delicious restaurants and headline entertainment by nationally recognized performers. The Providence Marriott Downtown is proud to be an official hotel partner of Twin River. Hit the jackpot for vacation fun in Rhode Island with our exciting Providence Marriott Downtown Twin River Vacation Package.
  2. Visit the Providence Children’s Museum -
    • Museum visits usually last between two and four hours.
    • While most exhibits can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages, Littlewoods is only for children age 4 and under and their caregivers.
    • The Museum offers daily programs. Check the calendar to determine which programs are of interest and age appropriate for your child(ren).
    • The Museum Admissions Desk offers a selection of imaginative toys, souvenirs and gifts.
    • All signage is in both English and Spanish.
    • The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible.
    • Book one of the Providence Marriott’s family packages to round out the perfect Rhode Island vacation!
  3. Visit one of Providence’s amazing theaters –  Trinity Rep or Providence Performing Arts Center
    Pair this with one of the Providence Marriott’s romance packages and it’s a safe bet you will win hearts.

These are just a few suggestions from someone in the know. With so much to see and do in Providence, you are pretty much guaranteed a fun visit. See you in the spring!ECARD_PINK_FLOWER

 

School Vacation Rocks – February 17 – 23, 2014

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The Providence Marriott Downtown running a great promotion for the week  school vacation called “School Vacation Rocks“. Guests can book an awesome rate that includes breakfast for two adults or book a Family Fun Experience (use promo code FML) that includes breakfast for the whole family, a free movie and lots of fun memories made in their great big heated indoor pool. This winter has been hard on everyone. Too much snow and extremely cold temperatures. The kids are sick of it! This special school vacation promo is offering a special solution to the winter blues.
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Valentine’s Day in Providence 2014

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January 29, 2014 ~ And so it begins…the quest for the perfect Valentine’s experience. Thank goodness the Super Bowl will distract everyone this weekend, but after that…no excuses! Well after a ton of research, it has become evident to me that every restaurant has a special menu, every hotel has a romance package…how do you choose where to make reservations? It all comes down to service and the experience.  At the Providence Marriott Downtown, when you book a romance package you aren’t simply put in a king room and sent a shabby bottle of champagne. You have choices; the romance packages at the Providence Marriott are customizable.

The Pride & Joy Couples Escape includes deluxe overnight accommodations and late 2 PM check out! OK, now you’re talkin’! It also includes your choice of  a bottle of champagne or a bottle of house wine – not everyone likes champagne, right? Then you decide, breakfast in the award-winning Bluefin Grille OR via room service. Let’s be honest here…who’s not going to pick room service!

The Romance Escape Package also includes deluxe accommodations and a late 2 PM check out. A bottle of champagne and a plate of hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries are delivered once you arrive. Again, you are faced with the decision…eat in the restaurant or via room service. Hmm, I know what I’d do! Don’t forget, you don’t have to check out until 2 PM!

Ready for a cool inside scoop (you would know if you were friends with the hotel on Facebook): The Providence Marriott is running a contest. During the month of February, every romance package is entered to win dinner for two at the Bluefin Grille! The winner will be announced via Facebook every Friday in February.

So that’s where you stay. Now where do you make reservations for dinner? Well, discuss that next week…stay tuned.

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Winter Travel to Providence, RI

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January 14, 2014 ~ Well, it’ s official. Valentine’s Day is one month away. Are you ready? Even thinking about? I’m not either…except this is really cool and I wanted to share. The Providence Marriott Downtown celebrates the “Month of Love” for the entire month of February! The whole month! And whether you want to celebrate that you love your kids (pick the Family Movie Night package), that you love your significant other (pick one of their amazing romance packages) or you love to eat (the Ultimate Dining Escape cannot be beat), the Providence Marriott has a deal for you.

The Marriott is also running a contest. Book and stay on one of their romance packages between February 1 – 28, 2014 and be automatically entered to win dinner for two at the award-winning Bluefin Grille to use during their stay or during a future stay. There are four contest drawings – February 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2014. That’s pretty cool! You gotta celebrate the romance  somehow…why not book a romantic package and see if you get lucky…I mean for the contest.

Happy Month of Love!

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Christmas in Providence

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December 13, 2013 ~ Baby it’s cold outside! So what’s to do in Providence? A lot this weekend! WaterFire Providence celebrates the holiday season along the riverwalk this Friday and Saturday. Santa’s village, arts and crafts, a special tree lighting and more. The Providence Marriott Downtown offers a wide selection of overnight packages to make the season bright. Whether you are interested in food and wine or a little romance, they’ve got you covered. In the spirit of Providence and much that makes it famous, visit this weekend and book once of the Providence Marriott’s amazing overnight packages – t his makes for a perfect last minute holiday getaway.

Image below provided by WaterFire Providence – It depicts several of Providence’s famous gondoliers (from La Gondola) caroling at the special Christmas WaterFire.

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Holiday Celebrations in Providence

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December 6, 2013 ~ Last week  I cooked my first Thanksgiving Dinner at my home and my family came to me. It was a GREAT idea in theory. No traffic. I get to decide when we eat and WHAT we eat.  I don’t have to do the dishes…that’s a rule in my family. You host, no dishes.  For the most part, I was very grateful for such a splendid table in my tiny house surrounded by loving members of my family. The food was awesome! Thanks Mom for making the mashed potatoes. Meg, your Sweet Potato Pie was “totally cray”. And Dad, thanks for motivating me to continuously brew fresh coffee in the event that we might simply fall asleep at the table because we were so happy. It was a great day. The best part was not about being in control or not having to do dishes but the LAUGHTER. Thanksgiving Day is a long holiday. It’s an all day event. So between the discussions about what walls I can knock down in my house and how long should the turkey be in the oven? We laughed. We laughed and made memories that will be very precious to each of us.

That’s what holiday celebrations are about. Not shopping. Not who has the biggest tree ( I am pretty sure I have the smallest one and perhaps the tackiest – see pic below). It’s laughter that bonds people and makes everything seem OK.  Make sure you get a good dose of laughter this holiday season. It’s always a little sad after Santa leaves so be sure to book a special New Year’s Eve celebration this year at the Providence Marriott Downtown. Celebrate the joyous times and laugh about the silly ones. How will you laugh in New Year’s Eve in Providence this year? Did I mention my cornbread stuffing rocked?

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