Living in Providence

The early pilgrims felt that they were guided by God to this new land, and because of that, their choice to name this special place Providence is highly significant. The word is defined as a manifestation of God's foresightful care of his creatures, and thus the name of Rhode Island's capital city spiritually resounds as a place that offers much to both residents and visitors.

Providence Skyline

Whether you are in search of an excellent family vacation destination, a romantic getaway, or just want to explore some of the best attractions that can be found in the New England area, Providence is a great place to find it. Not only is there excellent aquatic fun like boating and fishing available on Narragansett Bay, there are also plenty of trails, parks and gardens that will allow you to breathe in the area's unparalleled natural beauty. Brown University makes its home here, so you can take in a college game or just stroll the campus to enjoy this historic and respected institution of higher learning. And, speaking of history, there are plenty of sites in Providence that history buffs will definitely want to visit. They include the home of Governor Henry Lippitt and the excellent museums that offer the stories behind the history. So whether you want to get a fascinating picture of the past or look brightly ahead to the future, Providence provides many great reasons to spend some quality time here.

 

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Providence Government

City of Providence

City of Providence

Phone: (401) 421-7740
Web: www.providenceri.com

Providence Police Department

Providence Police Department

Phone: (401) 272-3121
Web: www.providenceri.com

Providence Firefighters

Providence Firefighters

Phone: (401) 272-7999
Web: www.providenceri.com

Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce

Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (401) 521-5000
Web: www.provchamber.com

Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau

Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: (401) 456-0200
Web: www.goprovidence.com

 

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Providence Transportation

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority

Phone: (401) 781-9400
Web: www.ripta.com

T.F. Green Airport

T.F. Green Airport

Phone: (401) 691-2471
Web: www.pvdairport.com