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Providence River

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Address: Providence, RI
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River running by Providence's popular Waterplace Park and Riverwalk.

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great for a lazy summer saunter.

We took a walk along the river. It was very pleasant. They were preparing for the firewater event that evening. It was quiet and clean. There are restaurants near by. We were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Max P
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a walk along the river. It was very pleasant. They were preparing for the firewater event that evening. It was quiet and clean. There are restaurants near by. We were hoping for one with a view of the river. I think they are planning to open one soon.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

this is avery pretty city. You will love it if ytou love a gigantic mall right downtown. Its sad that everything is a franchise.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I enjoyed walks along the Providence River! The river is accessible across from the mall and includes a walkable path.

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HIGH FALLS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

To walk along the river is wonderful. So clean. Wish the weather was sunny and warm. All weekend damp and cold.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

The Providence River flows through downtown Providence by the State House and the mall area. There are several restaurants and bars along the river and it's nice during Waterfire to watch as the gondolas set the fires. Waterfire gets very crowded, but if you don't have to try and drive, it's actually enjoyable. It's nice to have a waterway in... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Strolling along the Providence River provides the opportunity to see the city and enjoy the flow of the water. The walk from the capital building to the Stone Bank is especially nice.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Good place to relax, enjoy leisure walk. There is a long pedestrian road alongside the river where you can walk and enjoy city's views.

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

You can walk along the river in its downtown setting, or take a gondola ride. The gondolas are a feature of Waterfires that take place on many weekends, but you can reserve spots and ride them at other times, too. Your gondolier may even serenade you with song.

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Albany, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I enjoyed walking along the river in the evening when coming back from dinner. The town lights torches along the river which gives the water an even more special reflection on a clear evening.

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Fellsmere, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

On the way out to dinner and back I decided that my route should take me along the river. With all the buildings lighting up the night sky it was quite spectacular.

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