Pawtucket Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Pawtucket; our list of the best things to see, including Waterplace Park, Waterfire and Providence Place Mall.
  • The best place in Pawtucket: Waterplace Park

    Waterplace Park

    Memorial BlvdExchange St
    at Memorial Blvd. Finished in 1994, Waterplace Park is probably the most accepted recent addition to the city owing to its historic and unassuming look. Featuring cobblestone paths and unobtrusively shaped concrete form, the park follows Providence's downtown rivers quietly below the level of automobile traffic. You'll usually find a few people enjoying the park quietly. Come here during Waterfire (below under "do") to see the park at its best.
    Downtown food nearby
  • The string of fires illuminates nearly two-thirds of a mile and residents and visitors gather to stroll along the river. The fires are burned from sunset to past midnight on select evenings (typically on weekends) from April or May through October. If you want to experience something that is very relaxing while still taking in the urban life of downtown Providence, go and see Waterfire. There are no admission charges. Concessions are available. There are outdoor stands set up hosting a Dunkin Donuts as well as kettle corn, pizza and doughboy (fried dough) distributors for modest prices. Boatrides are available if you would like to get a closer look at the fire. Pricing for the gondola during WaterFire is $159 for 2 passengers and $15 per additional person which can be added to your gondola up until the day of the ride. Proud Mary offers motor launch services on a pontoon boat with tours leaving every half hour from the north side of Waterplace Basin. WaterFire is quite popular with locals and visitors alike, and tends to draw large crowds. If you do plan to attend WaterFire, walking or taking public transportation into Kennedy Plaza is strongly recommended as most surrounding streets become very congested. If you are driving, parking is available at the Providence Place Mall for $2 for a 3 hour time block. The price increases after one surpasses 3 hours.
    College Hill eat nearby
  • Providence Place Mall

    Providence Place Mall

    1 Providence Place, Providence RI 02903
    One Providence Place, phone: 401-270-1000.
    Downtown
  • The Met

    The Met

    1005 Main St
    Tickets vary in price according to the act performing. Regular tickets range from $8-$25. A midsize music venue located in the Hope Artiste Village. The venue hosts bands of all different genres including rock, punk, jazz, hip hop, hardcore and ska. It hosts mostly local musicians, but does host acts too small for Lupos. One of the advantages from the Providence clubs is the free parking, across and down the street are two well lit free parking lots. On most Sundays there is Open Blues Jam with no cover. Tickets are available now at www.etix.com, F.Y.E. Stores, Round Again Records, In Your Ear and Lupo's box office.
    food nearby
  • Luxe Burger Bar

    Luxe Burger Bar

    5 Memorial Blvd
    Sunday-Wednesday 12pm-11pm, Thursday-Saturday 12pm-12am. $$. Located right in downtown Providence, Luxe Burger Bar is a wonderful place to relax and go grab a burger and a beer. This bar has a build your own burger menu, a DJ every friday/saturday with no cover, and even thursday night trivia night!
    Downtown
  • Mediterraneo

    Mediterraneo

    134 Atwells Ave
    M-F 11:30AM-3PM, M-Th 5-10PM, F-Sa 5-11PM. Offers a full and exquisite Mediterranean menu, and the upper level transforms to a very exclusive discoteca-style nightclub on weekends. Meditrraneo is also is a perfect place to spot celebrities who frequent The Hill. The website has visits by Alec Baldwin, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Steven Tyler and many more. Of course, you don't have to be famous to enjoy their excellent food and friendly service.
    Federal Hill
  • The Sandra Feinstein GAMM Theater

    The Sandra Feinstein GAMM Theater

    Pawtucket
    [11].
    food nearby
  • University of Rhode Island Providence Campus Gallery

    University of Rhode Island Providence Campus Gallery

    80 Washington St, phone: +1 401 277-5206.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Waterfire

    Waterfire

    101 Regent Ave
    The string of fires illuminates nearly two-thirds of a mile and residents and visitors gather to stroll along the river. The fires are burned from sunset to past midnight on select evenings (typically on weekends) from April or May through October. If you want to experience something that is very relaxing while still taking in the urban life of downtown Providence, go and see Waterfire. There are no admission charges. Concessions are available. There are outdoor stands set up hosting a Dunkin Donuts as well as kettle corn, pizza and doughboy (fried dough) distributors for modest prices. Boat rides are available if you would like to get a closer look at the fire. Pricing for the gondola during WaterFire is $159 for 2 passengers and $15 per additional person which can be added to your gondola up until the day of the ride. Proud Mary offers motor launch services on a pontoon boat with tours leaving every half hour from the north side of Waterplace Basin. WaterFire is quite popular with locals and visitors alike, and tends to draw large crowds. If you do plan to attend WaterFire, walking or taking public transportation into Kennedy Plaza is strongly recommended as most surrounding streets become very congested. If you are driving, parking is available at the Providence Place Mall for $1 for a 3 hour time block. The price increases after one surpasses 3 hours.
    Valley
  • Green River Silver Co

    Green River Silver Co

    , ☎ +1-401-295-0086, [9] M-Sa 10AM-6PM; Su noon-5PM Perfect gifts for those in love with silver jewelry. Not too pricey and a great selection.
    Blackstone
  • Angelo's Civita Farnese Restaurant

    Angelo's Civita Farnese Restaurant

    141 Atwells Ave
    Su 12AM-9PM, M-Th 11:30AM-9PM,F-Sa 11:30AM-10PM. Angelo's serves award-winning home-style Italian food. Meals $6-$15
    Federal Hill
  • Froyoworld

    Froyoworld

    219 Thayer St
    A New England-based, self-serve frozen yogurt chain with over 30 flavors on rotation. You can top your “froyo” with fresh fruit, candy and cereal and eat it while you watch one of the Disney movies that is on loop on the flat screen TV above the cash register.
    College Hill
  • First Unitarian Church

    First Unitarian Church

    1 Benevolent Street Providence 02906
    Service begins at the Meeting House on Sundays at 10:30AM from the Sunday after Labor Day through mid-June and at 10AM during the Summer.. This is a historic church, it was built in 1816.
    College Hill food nearby
  • Avon Cinema

    Avon Cinema

    260 Thayer St
    [30] A funky Thayer Street independent theater often showing one-two films a week. Films change every Thursday and showtimes are usually 3-4 times daily starting in the afternoon. The seats aren't as comfortable as more as newer stadium style theaters and the picture resolution is low. Still a great time and one of the only places in the city to see independent films. Tickets are $8 for Adults.
    College Hill eat nearby
  • Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum

    Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum

    199 Hope St
    May-October. $10. Visit this historic mansion from the Victorian era for a chance to see some beautiful architecture and a small piece of Providence history. Today it is a National Historic Landmark and available for guided tours and even wedding receptions. Located near College Hill, this mansion includes original stained windows and stenciling which is a must see.
    College Hill restaurants nearby
  • Ladd Observatory

    Ladd Observatory

    210 Doyle Ave.
    Tuesday evenings. Free. The astronomical observatory of Brown University was built in 1891. It is open to the public for viewing the Moon, planets and stars. There is also a collection of historic scientific instruments on display.
    Blackstone food nearby
  • Professional School of Bartending

    Professional School of Bartending

    108 Spruce St
    Just where you'd like to enlist to land a job and any of the restaurants and bars in Federal Hill. They offer day, evening and Saturday classes and boast unlimited job placement assistance. You can even sit in and watch a class for free to see if it's for you.
    Federal Hill eat nearby
  • Hearthside House

    Hearthside House

    677 Great Road
    Open for special events and tours. One of the finest examples of early nineteenth century Federal-style houses in Rhode Island.
    restaurants nearby
  • The Good Seed

    The Good Seed

    138 Central Avenue
    Family owned business specializing in highest quality vitamins and supplements, and a source of reliable nutrition information. We are proud to help provide personal attention and healthy choices to friends and neighbors for almost 22 years.
  • Trinity Brewhouse

    Trinity Brewhouse

    186 Fountain St
    M-Th 11:30AM-1AM, F-Sa 11:30AM-2AM, Su 12PM-1AM (food served until Midnight everyday). In addition to a great selection of beer on tap, features six beers (two light, two dark, two amber) that are brewed daily on-site. The same beer is never brewed two days in a row.
    Downtown
  • Cable Car Cinema

    Cable Car Cinema

    204 S Main St
    This cinema is known for mixing traditional movie theater seats with cozy couches. You can snuggle up in front of their single screen to watch independent and foreign films as well as operas and concert. Their café area, where you will find cookies and cupcakes alongside the popcorn, also stands out. The Cable Car is the home of Providence’s Annual French Film Festival. Evening admission is $9.25, but there are discounts for children, senior citizens, and students.
    College Hill
  • Blue State Coffee

    Blue State Coffee

    300 Thayer St
    M-F 7AM-10PM, Sa-Su 8AM-10PM. Part of a small New England chain, Blue State Coffee donates a percentage of its profits to local causes. It also serves light fare, such as sandwiches and soup.
    College Hill
  • Angelo’s Pizza

    Angelo’s Pizza

    133 Mendon Road
    M-Th 11AM-10PM, F-Sa 11PM-12AM, Su 12PM-10PM. Not just a great place for pizza, has other Italian foods, even full meals! Angelo’s Pizza also has outdoor tables for eating in nice weather. Has a detailed website that shows its menu, and also offers catering. While it has these restaurant attributes one can still order pizza, on the phone or online.
  • Siena

    Siena

    238 Atwells Ave
    Open Mon-Thurs 5 pm-11 pm, Fri 5 pm-11 pm, Sat 4:30 pm-11 pm, Sun 3 pm-9 pm. Described as Tuscan soul food served in a “warm and lively atmosphere. Valet available.
    Federal Hill
  • Kabob and Curry

    Kabob and Curry

    261 Thayer St
    An Indian restaurant with many vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free, and halal dishes. If you have an iPhone and are interested in ordering takeout, you can do so with the restaurant’s free app. Kabob and Curry features an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet on Sundays from 11:30 AM-3:30 PM.
    College Hill
  • East Side Pockets

    East Side Pockets

    278 Thayer St
    10AM - 1AM and 2AM depending, except for Sun (10PM). A Middle Eastern and Vegetarian food joint where you can order up some gyro, falafel, and kabobs, or some fries and wings if you want. Nothing on the menu is over $8.
    College Hill
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