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!

LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN PROVIDENCE

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AUGUST 27, 2013 ~ As Labor Day Weekend approaches, we get a little sad that summer has to end. School is starting for most kids this week. Traffic picks up. There’s a little bite in the air at night. September is a time of transition.
September is also a great time to make plans for a visit to Providence! The city shines this time of year! There are three WaterFire events this month as well as multiple festivals and farmer’s markets. Theater comes back to Trinity Repertory Theater celebrating its 50th season  and to Providence Performing Arts Center after the summer hiatus.  You can still catch the Local Made exhibits at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art. Locally Made expands across several RISD Museum galleries with multiple components, celebrating the rich and diverse talent in Providence and nearby communities. The exhibition encompasses paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, film, and video. At the center of Locally Made is One Room, an experimental space with roots in New England’s long tradition of community storytelling, performance, and knowledge sharing. Artists, designers, performers, and other community innovators share their ideas and processes through daily talks, creative experiments, art demonstrations, and unexpected happenings. September also brings Providence’s very first Food Conference called Taste Trekkers! A weekend full of tastings, demonstrations and discussions about food and culinary travel! Want to know why Providence was voted #1 city in the US by Travel & Leisure readers? Attend this conference and you’ll certain get the answer!
What if you want to get away and not do a thing…well, maybe a martini and a manicure or a free 30 minute personal training session to help satisfy the never-ending quest to keep to your work-out routine.  Check out the Providence Marriott’s many options for overnight getaways. There’s truly something for everyone. The outdoor pool at the Providence Marriott Downtown stays open until at least Columbus Day weekend so summer’s not really over yet!

Just Ignore the Halloween Decorations

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AUGUST 22, 2013 ~ They’re everywhere! Halloween decorations and displays, bags and bags of candy…even costumes! Don’t let it get you down! Summer isn’t over yet. In fact, it’s still SIZZLING in Providence. The WaterFire season is in full force! What’s WaterFire you say? I can’t believe you haven’t heard! It’s an event perfectly unique to Providence! Created by Barnaby Evans over 15 years ago, WaterFire delight hundreds of thousands of visitors (and locals) each year. Imagine 80 bonfires a-glow along the Providence River surrounded by music, dancing, performers, artists and rich cultural events. Combine that with all Providence has to offer with its award-winning restaurants, museums, shopping and architectural beauty and now you have no excuse but to visit! The Providence Marriott Downtown’s WaterFire package invites you to drink it all in. Each package comes with deluxe overnight accommodations, breakfast buffet for two and two signature cocktails at your choice of the Bluefin Lounge, AQUA, voted Providence’s BEST outdoor lounge or in the hotel’s lobby, the Greatroom. This package is only available on nights when WaterFire is taking place so be sure to check the schedule below:

August 24
September 7
September 28
October 5
October 12
November 9

Click HERE to see more information about WaterFire Providence. Summer isn’t over. We’ve still got lots to celebrate!
PS: I did buy some Halloween candy yesterday…I just couldn’t ignore :P

 

Summer’s Still Sizzling in Providence!

 
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Book a Resort Style Getaway at the Providence Marriott Downtown. Experience AQUA, voted to be Rhode Island’s BEST outdoor lounge. Relax, sip refreshing cocktails poolside and take a moment to just breathe. Summer’s in full swing and you have time to plan a little time for you. Our exclusive getaway packages have inclusions for what ever may be the reason you need to get away. Summer doesn’t last long (it never seems like long enough!) so make a last minute plan to treat yourself to some relaxation and some fun! Click here to see a selection of our exclusive overnight packages.

August 8, 2013 ~ Last Minute Summer Getaways

Summer goes by way too fast! But it’s not over yet…Lounge poolside at AQUA, Providence’s Best Outdoor Lounge! Relax your body and soul as you swim in our connecting indoor and outdoor pools.  Or enjoy award-winning culinary masterpieces at the Bluefin Grille – a favorite of the locals for seafood and so much more! We have Getaway packages for every occasion. If you need to getaway before the summer is over, experience a resort-style hotel in the heart of downtown Providence at the Providence Marriott Downtown.

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Providence Marriott Downtown - Providence, Rhode Island (RI)
1 Orms Street, Providence, Rhode Island (RI) 02904
Reservations: 866-807-2171  Phone: 401-272-2400
Fax: 401-273-2686   Email: esprovidence@marriottprovidence.com
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