Make the Most of Beautiful Providence on a Visit to Providence College
Accommodations near Providence College locate you in the beating heart of Rhode Island's capital city. With historic 18th century college buildings on College Hill and charming riverside trails along the city's Riverwalk, accommodations near Providence College offer an idyllic city break experience. From independent cafes and theaters to edgy bars, Providence provides plenty for vacationers to enjoy.
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Useful information for your visit to Providence College
The historic facades of central Providence's belie the city's youthful energy, which pervades its many indie art spaces and coffee shops in which laptop users seem to grow on trees. Providence College's campus is about two miles from downtown, with much to discover in the neighborhood and beyond.
1. Touring campus
Providence College is a small, liberal arts Roman Catholic institution. Campus tours are held all year round, from Monday to Saturday when school is in session and from Monday to Friday during the summer holiday. You can register for a tour in advance on the school's website.
2. Rhode Island School of Design
One of the foremost design schools in the world is understandably enthralling. Futuristic innovations proliferate throughout the city. Visit the campus to marvel at the impressive art collection, which spans 19th century French painting, and classical, medieval, and Renaissance era works. The collection is especially strong in American decorative arts.
3. Benefit Street
Wander this historic street for scenes of stately, colonial era homes. These mansions are uniquely open to the public during the Festival of Historic Homes in June. Book accommodation near Providence College early to participate in one of Rhode Island's most engaging heritage events.
4. Providence Athenaeum
Situated on the aforementioned Benefit Street, this stunning building dates to 1838. Oil paintings adorn the walls of the library not lined with books. Relive "The Raven" when you visit, remembering that Edgar Allen Poe once frequented these shelves.
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