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Water Place Park and Riverwalk

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Address: Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903
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Watch a street artist sketching the city, enjoy a lovely stroll by the...

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.

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Love heading downtown in the morning when the sun is coming up. The city is quiet and the views are beautiful. Water Place Park & Riverwalk are great destinations for a peaceful... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
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Winchester, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd go in summer or early Fall or a warm day in Spring. But a windy day in early April was too blustery, cold and empty for anything except to see the potential on a better day.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Love heading downtown in the morning when the sun is coming up. The city is quiet and the views are beautiful. Water Place Park & Riverwalk are great destinations for a peaceful walk or a if you're up for something a little more intense... Try running the stairs!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Wonderful location to take a stroll and talk with your spouse. Nice picturesque area for picture taking. Sorry I missed the water fire show. I know it would have been beautiful.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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162 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

scenic walk during the day.. but definitely check online for waterfire nights when the city comes to life with street performers, vendors, food, etc

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Jacksonville, Florida
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had a bit of trouble figuring out how to get onto the Riverwalk from our location in the city. But, once we found it, it was a lovely morning walk along the river. I imagine its quite beautiful in the evening as well.

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Walnutport, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Nice area to enjoy the river. Very scenic. We enjoyed the stroll along the river. Wish we could have been here for the Water Fire lighting.

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Rockville Centre, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Was up labor day weekend. I did not have time to hang at the park area so I am not sure if there was any music. I did have lunch at Luxe Burger, a favorite of the JWU students. Our waiter was supper nice and cool. I can definitely recommend them for a yummy build your own burger!

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Visited the Riverwalk before going to dinner on a warm Sunday afternoon. You can park across the street in the mall parking garage - $2 for us. Little confusing to get from parking level to street - have to go thru mall. Not many people in the area, great place to stroll, sit, take pictures.

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London, Canada
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I ended up in Rhode Island somewhat unexpectedly this past week and decided to use the opportunity to explore the Providence River Walk. It made for a nice afternoon. I knew nothing about the area before that morning but having now worked my way through the heart of it I can safely say that it is worth checking out if... More 

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is a really nice area in Downtown Providence. It's a nice place to take a leisurely stroll . lots of different types of people use this area.

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