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Watch a street artist sketching the city, enjoy a lovely stroll by the river past Venice inspired bridges or see some wonderful public art, all at this well-designed four-acre park and scenic riverwalk, considered to be the heart of the restoration...more
All reviews the river beautiful place to stroll luxe burger fire works great walk waterplace park beautiful area fire show water fires leisurely stroll sunny day heart of downtown walk around state house brown university waterfire event
Upon our arrival, we asked the hostess at our hotel for some suggestions. She suggested Fire Water at River Place Park. It was an amazing display of fire on the water with beautiful music. Loads of families having a lovely time. A must see
This beautiful urban park was created by changing the course of rivers and train tracks running through the city, and it helped usher in a true renaissance for Providence when the city needed it most. Now it’s the site of WaterFire, the city’s signature event,...More
Providence has done an amazing job on the Riverwalk. Beautifully connects businesses and activities to the river. Wonder place to run early mornings or just a stroll. If you’re lucky enough to experience Water Fire you will be in awe. Kettles of Fire on the...More
I just moved the location marker -- I don't know if it will stick.
Water Place Park is on the north side of the river.
It is an urban green space on a grassy hill overlooking the water.
Nice place to just stroll or rest...More
Our evening began with dinner under the stars at the Pot au Feu Restaurant where they were celebrating Bastille Day (7/14) by blocking off the street and setting tables outside for a wonderful buffet dinner complete with wine and desert, all accompanied by live music....More
Nice, but brief walk along the river. Offered quite a bit of shade and a few opportunities to learn more about the city. We did not take advantage of the kayaks or gondola, which would have enhanced the visit, I’m sure.
Response from pdxballard | Reviewed this property |
It's just a matter of you'd like to make of it. You can start or stop any where along the walk. Your walking speed will dictate how long it will take if you do the entire route but I'd say one direction maybe an hour+
Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
Well, you're probably already on your way, but parking in Providence is reasonable--IF you are not using hotel valet. I would try for the Biltmore garage, which is quite close to the action. If you wish to dine in a... More
Well, you're probably already on your way, but parking in Providence is reasonable--IF you are not using hotel valet. I would try for the Biltmore garage, which is quite close to the action. If you wish to dine in a downtown restaurant, make reservation ASAP. Traffic after the event is not a factor; the performances go on until midnight and people tend to just trickle away. If downtown is too jammed, try parking on the street on College Hill. The walk is pleasant. Lovely eatery up there too: The Red Stripe.
Whatever you do, don't park overnight in the garage at 165 Washington Street. They are closed on Sundays and I had to pay to have someone drive in from Cranston to let me out.