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!
September 5, 2013 ~ This week my focus is on romance and food in our fine capital city. A little one-night getaway may be all it takes to rekindle the passion in your love life! Time to connect and be focused on one another. How about a romantic dinner for two? After all, Providence was voted the #1 city for food by Travel & Leisure readers. The Bluefin Grille at the Providence Marriott Downtown is very romantic and delicious! The Ultimate Dining Package will help you plan all the details…a bottle of wine, breakfast for two, and a $75 gift certificate to the restaurant. Or test if you are a true foodie. Check out Taste Trekkers – Providence’s very first Food Tourism Conference – the very special elite live podcast will take place at AQUA at the Providence Marriott Downtown. Don’t forget WaterFire takes place this month THREE times! Oh so much romance…how can you resist?