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View of the Providence River Pedestrian Bridge with Providence skyline in the background

The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge, which opened in 2019, was renamed the Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Bridge in 2020 in honor of a 1965 esball官方网 College alumnus. (Image courtesy of GoProvidence.com)

里克 is located in Providence, esball官方网, the "Creative Capital" of New England, and truly one of the great college towns in the Northeast.

Colleges and Satellite Campuses

With five colleges and three satellite campuses within the city:

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  • 普维敦斯学院
  • 布朗大学
  • esball官方网 School of Design
  • 约翰逊 & 威尔士大学
  • University of esball官方网
  • 罗杰威廉姆斯大学
  • Community College of esball官方网

Providence welcomes an estimated 35,000 students at the start of every school year and, 再一次, 它被命名为 one of the "25 Best College Towns and Cities in the U.S." 通过旅行 & 休闲.


Providence balances the arts, 文化, 食物, history and excitement of a major city with the intimate feel and manageable scale of a small college town. It's been noted as one of "America's Best Food Cities," "美国人最喜欢的城市," and GQ Magazine once called it "美国最酷的城市." Our 180-acre campus offers a quiet, suburban oasis that's still only minutes from the vibrant city center.

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在普罗维登斯, there is plenty more to explore across the Ocean State, from the beautiful beaches of South County, to the historic grandeur of Newport, to the coastal charm of the East Bay, to the unspoiled nature of the northern and western parts of the state.


Image of the Providence skyline as seen from Prospect Terrace


Official website of the Providence Warwick Convention and 访问ors Bureau. Includes dining and hotel information, neighborhood guide, esball官方网 calendar and much more.

Image of WaterFire on the Providence River


Official website of Providence's signature event. Includes esball官方网 calendar, as well as resources for exploring the city.

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Home of four local lifestyle magazines – Providence Monthly, So esball官方网 (South County), The Bay (East Bay) and 嘿Rhody (statewide) – with information about dining, esball官方网, 艺术和文化等等.

Image of the Breakers mansion in Newport, RI


Official tourism website for historic Newport, the state's Gilded Age resort city.

Image of Arcadia Management Area in Exeter, RI


A nature exploration guide to the state's blueways and greenways.