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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Zoo
“The Roger Williams Park Zoo contains more than 150 animals from around the world in natural settings. It was founded in 1872 and is one of the oldest zoos in the nation.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“This is a long bike and walk path. From India point park to Bristol. Leads to colt state park beach.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Garden City is probably the premier shopping area in the greater Providence area. It is not a mall but has many of the clothing and household chains. Free Parking. Music events in the summer. Whole foods is nearby, so if you want to purchase groceries and do some shopping, this might be the direction to go in.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Museum
“Great exhibitions. This is small in size but worthy of a visit. Combine this with a trip to the Botanical Garden at Roger Williams Park”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful park with many surprises throughout. Find the Temple to Music, the Japanese Gardens, The Bandstand, The Planetarium, The Botanical Center... Go to the Zoo and bring a picnic lunch.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Basta is one of our local favorites, only a 3 minute walk into the village. It has classic Italian food and an incredible menu, and a lovely patio in the back! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Asian fusion (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Chinese) always delicious. Cheap and amazing! Bring your own bottle too!”
  • 6 locals recommend
General Travel
“Picturesque little village, take a stroll, shop,eat or have drinks....Has a bit of everything”
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The bus runs every hour on the half hour and brings you to the East Side, Brown University and Downtown; then back. It is a great way to get around. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Garden
“Big park with botanical gardens, zoo, carousel, lake, etc. Swan boats and zip-lines in the summer as well as festivals and special events. Food Truck Fridays are seasonal but lots of fun. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Convenience Store
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“There is a Walgreens at the end of the street for anything you forgot to bring or might need. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Casual BYOB option offering American comfort fare & a kids' menu in a congenial atmosphere.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Not so big you get lost, not so small you get lost. Always something new to see!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Cozy local restaurant and bar. Live music sometimes. Fun and Friendly place.”
  • 3 locals recommend