Providence and Rhode Island and Thereabouts


This is only a small sampling of what is available in the neighborhood.

Providence has strong ties to the fantasy genre. One of Providence's notable citizens was H. P. Lovecraft, who deeply identified with Providence, declaring it the only "livable" city. Seeking to bring the wide-ranging scope of science fiction to the horror genre, Lovecraft was inspired by the Gothic-style College Hill atmosphere and the abundant colonial architecture. Providence was such an important city to Lovecraft that he chose "I Am Providence" as his epitaph.

Providence has many attractions for visitors to explore--museums, theaters, historic sites, colleges and universities, an award-winning zoo, and world-class dining.

Providence is a very walkable city. For more details you can contact the Providence-Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, One West Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903; 800-233-1636 or 401-751-1177, or browse or

For a few suggestions, we offer:

Rhode Island

Newport, RI

Information is available from the Visitor Information Center, 23 America's Cup Ave., Newport RI 02840; 401-849-8048, fax 401-849-0291, and at


Little Compton, RI

West Warwick and Cranston, RI


Fall River, MA

Foxboro, MA

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