Things to Do in Providence, Rhode Island

Local Restaurants Recommended by Your Host

HEMENWAY’S Seafood Restaurant

Hemenway's Seafood Restaurant near Providence, Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast
The chef delights in creating dishes that utilize the freshest selections from New England’s fishmongers and purveyors. At the heart of the restaurant is their fabulous Raw Bar, where guests indulge in a signature Shellfish Platter while enjoying views of the Providence skyline. Centrally located, the proximity of the restaurant to PPAC, the RISD Museum, Waterfire, Brown University, Johnson & Wales and the RI Convention Center make them an ideal destination for those visiting the city.
Hemenway's Seafood Restaurant near Providence, Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast

BASTA Italian Restaurant

Basta Italian Restaurant near Providence, Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast
Since they opened in 1989 many things have changed; they’ve updated the menus, undergone a renovation, and added more staff to our Basta family. They are committed to fresh, authentic Italian food. So whether you enjoy fresh, hand-cut pasta, local day-caught seafood, a signature veal chop or a Neapolitan pizza from Rhode Island’s first-ever VPN certified restaurant, we are sure you will never have “enough” of Basta!
Basta Italian Restaurant near Providence, Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast

ANDINOS Italian Restaurant

Andinos Italian Restaurant near Providence, Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast
The restaurant first opened it’s doors in 1988 as a Providence social club, a place where people could hang out after work and share a few laughs and a glass of wine before going home for dinner. On Saturday nights, the men and their wives all dressed up and went to Andino’s for a formal night out for dinner with friends. Sundays were always family day, the biggest day of the week.

Stepping into Andino’s is like being back in the 1940’s. Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra are staples on the sound system and the moody lighting of our classic italian restaurant combined with the red and white wine, the animated conversations, and the red sauce make one feel like this could be Brooklyn, or New York’s Little Italy 70 years ago. The feel of being back in time often is one’s impression as soon as you walk in the door. Let’s just say this place is a classic and a must visit.

Andinos Italian Restaurant near Providence, Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast

Brown University near Providence, Rhode Island Bed and BreakfastBROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University is a private, Ivy League research University in Providence, Rhode Island. it is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.


Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 students. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies.


In 2015, they became a Smithsonian Affiliate (the only Affiliate in RI), which means that they are now able to borrow from the Smithsonian, bring in speakers from their 19 museums and receive professional development training for our staff.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, Edgewood Manor and Newhall HouseCHILDREN’S MUSEUM

The mission of Providence Children’s Museum is to inspire and celebrate learning through active play and exploration. Rhode Island prioritizes children and their families in policy and practice and values children’s right, need and ability to play and learn in their own ways.


The Rhode Island Convention Center is located in the heart of downtown Providence and is a multi-purpose facility. They are capable of hosting trade shows, consumer shows, exhibits, receptions, banquets, meetings and, of course, conventions.

RUSSIAN SUBMARINE MUSEUM, Edgewood Manor and Newhall HouseRussian Submarine Museum (401) 521-3600

Located 1½ miles from Edgewood Manor, a Soviet nuclear missile submarine (“Juliett 484”), whose mission was tracking US aircraft carriers, is moored at Collier Point Park in Providence.

ROGER WILLIAMS PARK AND ZOO, Edgewood Manor and Newhall HouseRoger Williams Park and Zoo (401) 785-3510

One of America’s premiere historic urban Parks and listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the 435 acre Victorian park boasts of lovely lakes, varied species of mature trees, and a fabulous rose garden. “The Jewel of Providence” attracts over 3.5 million visitors each year and offers an incredible selection of attractions including an award winning zoo, the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, circa 1895, the Casino, circa 1897, Charles Smith Green Houses and Botanical Gardens, carousel village, life size bronze sculptures and fountains. Roger Williams Park and Zoo is within walking distance of Edgewood Manor.

THE GONDOLAS, Edgewood Manor and Newhall HouseThe Gondolas (401) 421-8877

Enjoy a 30 minute excursion along the Woonasquatucket and Providence Rivers. La Gondola can accommodate up to six passengers on each of their gondolas. A complimentary basket of cheese and crackers, ice bucket and glasses are provided.

PROVIDENCE’S MAGNIFICENT WATERFIRES, Edgewood Manor and Newhall HouseProvidence’s magnificent waterfires (401) 272-3111

Nearly one hundred bonfires illuminate the waters of the Providence River during this magical outdoor event.

PAWTUXET VILLAGE, Edgewood Manor and Newhall HousePawtuxet Village

Pawtuxet Village knows how to mix history with hospitality. This picturesque coastal town, located in two cities, Cranston to the north and Warwick to the south, is probably best known for its beautifully preserved Colonial architecture and Gaspee Days celebration.

RISD MUSEUM, Edgewood Manor and Newhall HouseRISD Museum (401) 454-6500

Located 2 miles from Edgewood Manor, The Rhode Island School of Design Museum houses over 100,000 works of art, ranging from ancient Greek and Roman sculpture to French Impressionist paining; from Chinese stone and terracotta sculpture to contemporary art in every medium. It also serves the public with a full schedule of special exhibitions, lectures, tours, concerts, and other programs. The collection is displayed in 45 galleries on three floors.