Historic Federal Hill, Providence

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#2 of 6 in Neighborhoods in Rhode Island
Prepare your camera and your taste buds for a tour of Historic Federal Hill, one of the most scenic areas of the city. Including charming Atwells Avenue and the surrounding area, the neighborhood boasts some of the city's most beautiful architectural sights and most famous restaurants. Combining its gastronomic reputation and enduring Italian heritage, the area abounds in excellent choices for Italian food. If you're craving something else, check out the selection of restaurants serving specialties from other parts of the world, from traditional American to Japanese. Soak in the atmosphere as you wander the charming streets past parks and cafes, and stop into some of the numerous boutique shops and galleries for unusual shopping opportunities. To gain a more in-depth understanding of the neighborhood, check out some of the guided tours available. Use our Providence itinerary planner to add Historic Federal Hill and other attractions to your Providence vacation plans.
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  • August 14, 2017
    During the summer months there is live music in main square of federal hill. Several restaurants surround the square and the food at any of them is great. Vende has a market where you can take several...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Great and many Italian Restaurants, Delis and bakeries. Wish I had more time in the area to experience more of this area and other restaurants.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This is a "real life" Little Italy. Not like the one in NYC, but great nonetheless! There are plenty of wonderful Italian Restaurants, GREAT delis, coffee shops, bars, oyster houses. bakeries, etc. Th...  more »

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Where to stay in Providence

Most of the guest beds in Providence lie in and around downtown; this is the most convenient area to stay in during your visit. Right downtown you'll find a handful of large hotels from national chains. Rooms here can be pricey, but many offer sweeping views of Providence Harbor. Federal Hill features a few locally owned inns, bed and breakfasts, and small hotels in historical buildings. You'll find additional homey establishments around the State House just north of downtown and the College Hill area across the Providence River to the east. Avoid the South Providence area and East Providence across the Seekonk River.
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