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“More Venues Needed!”

Water Place Park and Riverwalk
Ranked #22 of 117 things to do in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 of Providence's downtown area.
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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285 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“More Venues Needed!”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

I work on the Riverwalkk and can't help wonder how the City managed to drop the ball on an otherwise excellent concept: The walk is pleasant enough, but there are precious few bars, cafes, restaurants, shopping opportunities... Instead, it's a slab of concrete sidewalk wandering aimlessly through... Nothing...

City planners should visit San Antonio's Riverwalk to see how it's REALLY done...

Visited July 2012
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice time”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Great place to walk and take in the smells and sounds of Waterfire.

Visited July 2012
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Newport News, Virginia
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178 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We came to this place during the day on a Saturday and thought this area was a little run down. The paint was chipping off some of the railings and there was hardly anyone around. I guess it's best to come at night when there is a Waterfire show or don't bother coming at all.

Visited June 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice walk through downtown”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Riverwalk is an easy, well-marked walk and there are numerous restaurants along the way.

Visited July 2012
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Thank ABinChicago
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Rochester NY
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Summer Attraction”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

See the rest of my review. In the summer you can relax on a grassy knoll with a picnic and listen to the music; enjoy the gondoliers lighting the river sculptures into pillars of fire; wander along the river bank and grab a snack.

Visited June 2012
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Thank SueWrites
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