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Waterfire Providence - An award-winning sculpture- WaterFire’s one hundred sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the firetenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from around the world engage all the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths of Waterplace Park!

Rhode Island School of Design Museum - The development of the Rhode Island School of Design and its museum is tied to Rhode Island’s emergence after the Civil War as the most heavily industrialized state in the Union and to the growing desire for better design in manufacturing.

Roger Williams Park Zoo - See some of the World's tallest, heaviest, and rarest animals, all through natural settings. There is nothing like seeing animals in a replica of their natural habitat! You won't want to miss out on this place, come today!

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Newport Jazz Festival - The legendary Newport Jazz Festival, now called The JVC Jazz Festival-Newport, is a spectacular 3-day outdoor event that features the best in classic and contemporary jazz. Recent lineups have included Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Harry Connick, Jr., Wynton Marsalis and many more.

Gaspee Days - This annual celebration commemorates America's First Blow for Freedom, when brave colonists from Rhode island burned the British revenue schooner, HMS Gaspee. There are too many events to list, but they include Arts & Crafts Festival, Colonial encampment, fireworks, 5k road race, parade, sailboat regatta, and the Burning of the Gaspee.

Newport Winter Festival - New England’s largest winter extravaganza. Alive with sparkle and excitement, the Winter Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, music, and entertainment for all ages. A concert series, sand sculptures, a Chili Cook Off, a citywide Scavenger Hunt, an Ice Sculpting Competition, and a Children's Fair are just some of the many exciting events designed to celebrate the wonder of winter.

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Camille's - Camille's has been a Rhode Island dining landmark since 1914. Come enjoy our elegant dining room, fabulous lounge, and amazing outdoor patio. Masterful versions of classical Italian dishes, melded with eye-popping creative fare amazes guest on a nightly basis.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks - Our menu is printed twice each day to accommodate over 30 fresh seafood selections from around the world. The menu offers a selection of local fare, including Matunuck Oysters and Block Island Swordfish. For the non-seafood diner, we have poultry and beef specialties, as well as tempting pasta dishes.

Taste of India Restaurant - Taste of India remains by far one of the finest eating places. True to its name, it carries the real flavor of India. Distinguished by its cozy environment, delicious Indian delicacies, served in the traditional Indian style, with Indian warmth and hospitality.

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