Providence, Rhode Island: As the capital of America's smallest state and a thriving college town, Providence is a charm to visit year-round. Click through our gallery to discover why Providence should be on your New England travel list:
WaterFire: On selected nights throughout the summer and fall, the river turns into a real-life art experience with music and bright lights.
Athenaeum: This beautiful library has a bust of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, a Providence native.
Roger Williams Park: This expansive park is home to a zoo and conservatory garden.
Providence River Cruise: Get to know the city and its architecture by sailing along the Providence River.
Courtesy Providence River Cruise
Knead Doughnuts: You'll need to wake up early to score the best flavors (such as brown butter pecan) before they get scooped up by hungry locals.
Courtesy Knead Doughnuts
Courtland Club: At this bar hidden in a residential neighborhood, try inventive cocktails such as the Mother Theresa (mezcal, beet, cassis and rose).
Courtesy Jon Gourlay/Courtland Club
Yoleni's: The Greek equivalent of Eataly, you can get yogurt, spices, cheese and more at this specialty shop.
The Duck & the Bunny: This adorable brunch cafe prefers to call itself a "snuggery."
Courtesy Lauren Halvorson/The Duck & the Bunny
Craftland: No matter who's on your shopping list, the local artisans whose work is on display at Craftland will have just the thing you need.