Historic Federal Hill, Providence

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Historic Federal Hill and other Providence attractions using our handy Providence road trip website .
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  • Business trip had several meals at various spots. All had great food tough choice because so many choices  more »
  • We went to Federal Hill to experience Little Italy of Providence, so it feels authentic with Italian folks sitting on restaurant terraces, smoking cigars and chatting in Italiano. You cn see Italian f...  more »
  • Restaurants galore, shopping, scenery a nice walk from the convention center and mall in Providence, RI. We had a great time seeing the sites and enjoying the October weather.  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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