Happy Fall Friends! I celebrated the kick off of the season with a short but sweet trip to Providence, Rhode Island. As mentioned in my Life Update post we’re planning on going to Florida for our next rotation. In order to get there Zach has to pass the FSBT exam to get his license to practice in Florida. Luckily for us, he got to take it in Providence! We couldn’t visit Providence and not take advantage of exploring the beautiful city! In this post I will share what we ate and what we did during our time in Providence! Though short & sweet I hope it helps anyone thinking about taking a visit!
What We Did/Where We Ate
To start the day we stopped at Ellie’s Bakery for a yummy Grab & Go breakfast. Zach and I ordered their Signature Breakfast Sandwich jam packed with tomato jam, cheddar cheese, and egg. Hands down recommend! After breakfast we wondered around downtown and stumbled upon the Theatre district. It looked like we’d stepped into a movie scene! I wanted to see a film but they didn’t start showings until 2:00p.m! Maybe next time! We’d been going since 5:00 that morning so I was in major need of a coffee! Iced Vanilla Caramel Latte from Bolt Coffee is where it’s at! Their breakfast menu also looked fantastic! We will definitely try that out on our next trip!
Next up we headed over to check on Fox Point harbor. It was neat walking over the bridge looking over the water and the boats out enjoying the day. On the way we drove past PV donuts. Rhode Island’s first specialty donut shop. So OF COURSE we had to stop in. I had the Cinnamon Toast Crunch filled donut and ya’ll it was so good I didn’t even stop to take a picture! Just take my word on this one. If you visit Providence, ‘treat yo self’ to one of these delicious donuts!
To finish up the day we drove over to Hope Street’s Farmers Market. You know how in the movies they open with a scene from a Farmers market where there’s kids playing, farmers selling their produce, & live music playing in the background? Yeah, that’s exactly what this market was like. I probably looked like a crazy person but I took a second to just take everything in, the sounds, smells, just felt like Fall. We walked up to a tent that was selling pumpkins so of course I had to get one. The first pumpkin of Fall! I was like a little kid on Christmas morning! haha Cooper loved getting to meet & smell all the other dogs there. He was just as happy as me! haha I would highly recommend checking this market out during your visit to Providence for sure!
Honestly I was only able to scratch the surface of all the things to do/eat in Providence! Here’s my list of places to eat & where to stay for our next trip!
- I would have loved to grab lunch at The Shop or Duck & Bunny.
- Enjoyed a sweet treat at Pastiche or the Three Sister’s Ice cream parlor.
- Treated ourselves to the best Italian in Providence for dinner, Al Forno.
- Stayed at The Dean, a historic boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown.
Good to Know
- Parking is very affordable. We only had to pay one time and it was only $5.
- Although affordable, finding parking can be a MAJOR pain. So I use the app Spot Hero. The neat thing about this app is that it pulls up a map of where you’re headed and shows all the available parking with the cost. You can even pre-pay through the app so that all you have to do once you get there is park and go!
- In order to hit all of the districts you will have to drive some. For example in order to check out Federal Hill you would have to walk 30+ minutes. It was a nice day and all but I’d rather drive and get there in 8 minutes compared to 30. But that’s just me. haha
- The best time to visit Providence would be April/May or September/October. Miss the heat of the summer as well as the busy tourist seasons!
That about does it! It was a short but oh so perfect day trip! I can’t wait to go back! I hope this travel diary is helpful for anyone planning a trip to Providence! If you have any other suggestions I would love to hear from you! Drop a comment below! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!