3 Must-Do Providence Summer Activities
Providence offers a deep slate of activities that you can enjoy during the week and on the weekends. Taking a day out from your normal schedule to enjoy a handful of the select options is a great way to enjoy your summer without the need for an extreme vacation. Taking a look at four local activities, you are sure to find at least one afternoon’s worth of fun.
Benefit Street is an easy way to get out of the house, enjoy the weather, and take in one of Providence’s historic areas. The mile-long street offers you a look into the past with late-18th century housing. You may not work up quite the same sweat as you would at the gym, but it’s a relaxing break from the usual grind. Though you can take the walk for free, you can support the Providence Preservation Society by picking up a $3 booklet about the glimpse into history.
WaterFire is one the more impressive feats of Providence’s summer. A non-profit effort, WaterFire is the coordinated lighting of nearly 100 fires across three rivers flowing through downtown. Fully lit a number of times throughout the summer, it makes for a perfect ending to a day in central Providence. The event is free to the public, but you can donate to WaterFire through a number of pre-setup guest stations.
Swan Point Cemetery
Swan Point Cemetery is our second historical landmark as it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dating back to the mid-19th century, Swan Point is a well-kept garden which offers a number of paths throughout the large estate. The nature of the cemetery may keep you from certain activities, but its unique offerings make it a unique Providence attraction.