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Seen nicer, needs more improvements in landscape and architecture

Disappointing, still has not been improved since I was last there 20 plus years ago; there are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
katewoman612
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Sarasota, Florida
Water Fire

We enjoy the water fire, and walking on its bank during those Saturdays. It provide nice breeze in... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Zeyad M
,
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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River running by Providence's popular Waterplace Park and Riverwalk.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
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  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointing, still has not been improved since I was last there 20 plus years ago; there are minimal walking paths, shops and eateries are few along the river.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We enjoy the water fire, and walking on its bank during those Saturdays. It provide nice breeze in the evening.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

I'd love to return in summer and see it at it's finest. The meeting of the water and the paths and parks near the waterfront are lovely, even in winter.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Enjoyed a great day after Thanksgiving walk along the river. Very pretty and easy walk. Good surface and great views.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Walked along the river and took in the "Ring of Fire" event. It was pretty neat. Canoes come in and circle up, then torch bearers come down the steps in the center city, light a torch for a canoe paddler, who then lights the others...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Providence "river" is more like a canal, a placid, shallow channel that divides College Hill from downtown. You can get across the river on one of the many bridges in 30 seconds. Still, the city has worked it into the urban landscape very well,...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

A good place to stroll through Providence as there is even a gondola if you want to be romantic. Pleasant place to walk along

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Everyone comes down to the Providence RIver for Waterfire nights, but it is also a great place to take a walk anytime.

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

In the nicer weather a walk along the Providence River is a great activity. It has been renovated and there are many restaurants and a large mall adjacent, There are a number of great events during the summer including the Waterfire. A go to event.

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

We took a walk along the river. It was very pleasant. They were preparing for the firewater event that evening. It was quiet and clean. There are restaurants near by. We were hoping for one with a view of the river. I think they are...More

Thank Max P
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