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Fall is a popular time to visit Providence thanks to the beautiful foliage. You'll find this view of downtown in the city's Waterfront Park. DenisTangneyJr Getty Images

Snow leopards are just some of the animals you'll spot at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. Though it's small (only 40 acres), it's a hit with recent travelers, who say its size is easily navigable for young children. photo by James Meech Getty Images

Providence's State House shares structural roots and an architecture firm McKim, Mead and White with some of the grandest mansions of Newport, Rhode Island. Andy Kobel Zurich, Switzerland Getty Images

The Grand Gallery in the RISD Museum. Nicholas Millard PWCVB

Notable houses on Benefit Street include the Nightingale-Brown House, once home to one of the founders of Brown University Nicholas Millard PWCVB

Situated on the Johnson & Wales University campus occupying 25,000 square feet of space, the Culinary Arts Museum serves as a window into the gastronomic past. Stephen Spencer Courtesy of the Culinary Arts Museum

The State House dome is the world's fourth largest self-supported dome (the largest being St. Peter's Basilica in Rome). DaveLongMedia Getty Images

Originally the Loew's Movie Palace, the Providence Performing Arts Center opened in 1928 and was later dubbed the "Jewel of Weybosset Street." Nicholas Millard PWCVB

The stately gates of Brown University, just one of the many academic institutions that call Providence home. Nicholas Millard PWCVB

During the city's annual WaterFire event, nearly 100 bonfires are set aflame just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the downtown Providence. Nicholas Millard PWCVB

If you love wandering ornate libraries, you should plan to visit the Providence Athenaeum. It's free and open to the public. Kenneth C. Zirkel Wikimedia Commons

You'll feel transported to Venice with a gondola ride along the Providence River. Nicholas Millard PWCVB

Head to the Providence River for the best skyline views. Getty Images

If you've got little ones in tow, make a stop at the Providence Children's Museum, which offers plenty of interactive exhibits for growing minds. Nicholas Millard PWCVB

Federal Hill is known as Providence's Little Italy and is filled with Italian restaurants and specialty food shops selling pasta, cheeses and sauces. Nicholas Millard PWCVB

From June through August, the city's Waterplace Park hosts a free summer concert series every Friday. Nicholas Millard PWCVB

You'll find plenty of fresh seafood in Providence, especially quahogs – large hard-shelled clams. Stuffies, or stuffed quahogs, are also abundant. It's a combination of clam meat, herbs, bread crumbs and veggies baked in a clam shell.
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