Friday, August 31, 2012

Our Providence Vacation

Chris and I had many wonderful adventures on our vacation to the quaint little town of Providence, Rhode Island.  We headed out of Manhattan via train toward our destination around noon last Friday.  We enjoyed the train ride and passed the time by playing Monopoly Deal and resting up for the adventure.

Upon arrival we climbed up a pretty steep hill near the capital to our hotel.  We got settled into our little cove there and then hit the town.  We checked out Union Station Brewery, went on a fun little boat tour at sunset, and participated in Bring Your Own Improv.  We both loved the improv show.  It was awesome getting to be a part of the action!!

They even featured us on their blog.  Check it out here.
Day 2 was spent mostly walking. We covered much of the Benefit Street and Thayer Street area.  We watched a Newcastle game during the heat of the day which turned out to be a perfect break from the massive hills in that area of town.  We also took a tour of the John Brown House and ended the night with a ghost tour.

John Brown House
Providence Athenaeum on Benefit Street
At the top of one of the many hills...overlooking the city
Very fitting guide for the Ghost Tour...
After wearing ourselves out with such an busy day, we took it easy on Sunday.  We went to the morning service at the First Baptist Church in America followed by some Monopoly Deal in Roger Williams Park and sliders at Harry's for lunch.  That evening we ventured over to Federal Hill for some delicious Italian food at Andino's and dessert at Pastiche.

Archway entrance to Federal Hill
yummy cannoli's :)
On our last day of vacation, we had a couple things we wanted to do before we headed back to NYC in the late afternoon.  We took a self-guided tour of the capital building and found a cupcake shop.  

Interior of the dome inside the capital building
our tasty treats from City Girl Cupcake
Neither of us wanted to get back to reality after our long weekend away, but in the end we had no choice.  We had a great time visiting a neat little town together.  

This weekend we are off to Pittsburgh for lots of fun with Chris' friends from college at their annual Pitt football game - Go Panthers!!  Hope you have fabulous Labor Day weekend plans as well!!

Andrea :)


  1. this looks like such a fun vacation! (and those cannoli's look AMAZING!)

  2. Looks amazing! And the food. Wow. The cupcakes and cannoli's. Yummy!

    Thank you for linking up to Travel Tuesday.