East Providence is home to close to 50,000 people and is the fifth biggest city in Rhode Island. The city is proud of its history, which include Puritan settlers and Plymouth Pilgrims. The city also has several attractions for you to enjoy.
What's more, the city is close to other noteworthy cities, making it a good base if you want to travel a lot during your vacation. Indeed, a bus rental in East Providence, Rhode Island can take you into Providence, Bristol, Warren and Newport, Boston in Massachusetts, and Hartford.
The city is mostly residential and has a strong Portuguese influence. You can see most of the city on a bus rental in East Providence, Rhode Island. This is the best way to get around in order to avoid the headaches of having to get several rental cars to tour the city. You get to see the sights on a luxurious and comfortable bus, while also staying together.
You can take the kids to Beck Games Inc., where they could play a variety of arcade games. Also, go to Skyzone Providence where you can have a 3-D playing experience with trampolines, 3D Dodgeball and Skyrobics. Or you can have hours and hours of fun at United Skates of America Roller Skating Center, which also features a laser tag facility, video games and a rock climbing wall. But the best place you can go is the Crescent Park Looff Carousel, where you can get on a classic carousel as well as see a small exhibit of historic items. You can get a brass ring and try to catch them onto a cut out clown face. If you successfully get a ring on the clown faces, you win a free ride. The historic carousel was built in the 1890s by Charles I.D. Looff.
Check out the Cape Verdean Museum, which features photographs, crafts, artifacts and other objects that tell you the story of the place and the islands. You can find interesting exhibits related to immigration, music, whaling and slavery, as well as the cranberry bogs and the independence movement.
You can also visit Belleau Art Glass where you can find the amazing creations of Christopher Belleau.
If you want to forget your troubles even for just one night, go to the Comedy Connection. The Comedy Connection accommodates 240 people and regularly features nationally known comics from all around the United States.
Oxford Tavern is one of the local favorites here and the gastropub serves Portuguese and Italian food. Order the fried spaghetti, shrimp mozambique and Portuguese steak for an awesome experience. Other great Portuguese restaurants include Riviera Portuguese Restaurant, Phillips Street Restaurant and O Dinis Restaurant.
Meanwhile, Sons of Italy, the Italian Corner and B. Pinelli's have great Italian food, as well as a grocery and deli for you to buy some ingredients to prepare some of their stuff at home. Pattaya Thai Cuisine serves some of the best Thai food, La Camelia has great Middle Eastern fare, and Miller's Roast Beef has some great sandwiches. You can also visit El Azteca for great Mexican food.
Traditional American food is the specialty at Lucky's Bar & Grille, Our Place on North Broadway and Red Bridge Tavern, while Korean food lovers would love Sun and Moon Korean Restaurant. Looking for Japanese food and sushi? Check out Ichigo Ichie and Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet. Then you have more Asian food choices at Hong Meas Restaurant.
You can also have the best and freshest seafood at Horton's Seafood.
Shopping. You can go to Savers for consignment stuff, vintage and used merchandise. Or you can go to Thrift Bargains and Yester-Day's News for more antiques and used stuff. Then there is Benny's and Marshalls Department Store.
If you like jewelry, you can check out MRT Jewelers, Barlow Designs, and Ashley Jewelers. Then you can check out Cindy's Fashion for some of the latest fashion trends.
Metacomet Country Club has a fun 18-hole course that covers close to 6,500 yards of space and has a par of 70, 71.7 course rating and 129 slope rating. The course was designed by Donald J. Ross and first opened in 1901.
You can also enjoy a quick round of golf at Silver Spring Golf Course.
If you want to watch some sports action, you can go to Pierce Memorial Field. The stadium can accommodate around 8,000 people and hosts high school sports events. It used to be the home or the Rhode Island Stingrays.
If you love tennis, then you should visit the Centre Court Tennis Club and the Indoor Tennis Court on Blanding Ave. The Indoor Tennis Court is among the oldest indoor courts in the country.
Check out the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse that was built in the 1870s. Rising 54 feet off the ground, the lighthouse is closed to the public but still offers a great view from the outside.
You can also check out the John Hunt House on Hunts' Mill Rd. The house features an amazing array of city memorabilia, as well as artifacts related to the Rumford Baking Powder Company. You can also visit the Bicknell—Armington Lightning Splitter House, which features a distinctive design that can only be seen in the area. It has a Greek revival influence with steep gable roofing. Then go to Nathaniel Daggett House, which is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Known for its distinctive shape that is popular in Massachusetts, the earliest parts of the house were believed to be built in the 1700s. Another house you can go to is the James Dennis House, which is a wood frame house that was constructed in the 1870s and has a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian architecture. Lastly, check out the Phillip Walker House, which is an American Colonial house. Generally regarded as the oldest house in the city, the house is thought to be built in the 1720s and uses a timber frame.
Another historic site you can visit is the Thomas Willet Burial Site. Willet was the first elected mayor of New York who moved to the city in the 1660s. You can find his burial site inside the Little Neck Cemetery.
Little Neck Cemetery was opened in the 1650s and is among the oldest colonial cemeteries in the state. Apart from Thomas Willet, you can also find the graves of several important people here. That includes John Brown, Jr., the first person to be buried here, and Elizabeth Tilley Howland.
Other historic cemeteries you can visit include Carpenter, Lakeside, and Springvale Cemeteries and Newman Cemetery beside the Newman Congregational Church, which is another site listed on the register.
The Squantum Association has a Colonial Revival structure that is also on the register.
Meanwhile, you can check out the Rumford Historic District, which includes several historically and architecturally important structures. Architectural styles you can find here include Shingle Style, Queen Anne and other forms. It is also the site of many Native American settlements, the Bridgham Memorial library, the Narragansett Park, and the Agawam Hunt Club, among others. While, the Richmond Paper Company Mill Complex has 13 acres of brick buildings built between the 1880s through the 1930s. Further, you have the Rumford Chemical Works and Mill House Historic District, which features what's left of the historic chemical plant. It has more than eight acres of wood-frame buildings, some of them going back to the 1850s.
The national register also lists Bridgham Farm, which has close to 47 acres of space, portions of which are now used as conservation land. The Whitcomb Farm, on the other hand, is a farmhouse that serves as a fine example of unique Federal architectures. The house has been the home of several prominent citizens.
Other historic sites in the city include:
Check out the East Bay Bike Path, which goes through East Providence to Barrington for 14.5 miles. This path is popular for cyclists who go to work in Providence by bike, and has several schools and businesses along the way. The bike path is also a good way to explore eight parks that it goes through, including Squantum Woods and Bold Point in East Providence. You can take your own bikes on a bus rental in East Providence, Rhode Island, or rent one at Your Bike Shop on Willett Ave.
You can go to the Kent Heights Athletic and Recreational Area, where you have 21 acres of space that features baseball fields, a soccer field, tennis and basketball courts, a playground and a picnic area.
Hull Street Athletic and Recreation Area and Silver Spring Playground and Athletic Area gives you more sports facilities, including football, basketball, tennis, soccer, and playgrounds. You also have the Boyden Blvd. Conservation Area, which has 7.8 acres of forests and a trail system that is good for hiking. Further, you can go to Squantum Woods, which has 28 acres of space and features a picnic area with grills.
Other parks and open spaces nearby include:
In the southern part of the city, you would find the Sabin Point Park that covers 4 acres of space and juts out into Narragansett Bay. The park has basketball courts, a picnic pavilion, a playground, a fishing pier, several picnic tables and walking paths. There is also the 10 acre Rose Larisa Memorial Park, which has a walking trail, benches that you can sit on to admire the beautiful Narragansett Bay, and picnic tables. There is also an amphitheater where you could enjoy the summer concert series. Then you have the Riverside Athletic and Recreational Area, where you can play football, softball, baseball, and soccer, as well as a playground for the kids, while the Grassy Plain Park has 9.5 acres of space that features a Little League field, open greens and playground. Further, you have Providence Avenue Playground and Athletic Area, which has close to 13 acres of space that feature a playground, basketball courts, shelter and two Little League baseball fields. Other parks in the area include Brook Street Little League Field, Vintner Avenue Neighborhood Park, Willett Avenue Pond, and Riverside Square Park.
In the northern area, check out Hunt's Mill Picnic and Recreational Area. The area was once an amusement park and also a former site of the Rumford Chemical Company. You can find picnic areas that give you a great view of a peaceful waterfall. You could also find the Hunt House Museum here. Then go to Kimberly Ann Rock Memorial Athletic Complex, a sports complex where the Rumford Little League plays their games and is beside the Ten Mile River Greenway.
Meanwhile the Lyle Bourne Park is great for some basketball time, or you can go to Freedom Green Park, which is a popular canoe and kayak spot, with memorial benches and stones that honors the victims of the September 11 attack. Other parks in this area are:
Apart from these city parks, you also have the Haines Memorial State Park, which features more than 30 picnic areas, a boat launch and pets are allowed.
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