Travel

25 Ways to Ring in the New Year in Rhode Island

Local New Year's Eve festivities include dinners, rooftop parties, live music, burlesque shows and more.

Updated on Dec. 21, 2016. We will continuously add events to this page so please return often. 1. Old Downcity Glamour: The Ballroom at ProvidenceG The ProvidenceG has four options for ringing in the New Year, offering something for everyone. The Ballroom will be the scene of a historic Downcity affair, featuring a celebration of the decades with live jazz…

The Dish: 28 Local Options for Thanksgiving Dinner and Desserts

Whether it's a sit-down feast or takeout turkey and side dishes, we've rounded up some places that are accepting reservations. Plus, where to place your to-go dessert orders!

Editor's Note: This article was updated on November 11, 2016. Dinner Reservations 1. Capital Grille Celebrate Thanksgiving at Capital Grille with slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, mashed potatoes, French green beans with Marcona almonds and cranberry pear chutney for $38 per person. There is also a children’s Thanksgiving menu available for $15. Dessert is pumpkin cheesecake for $10. The regular menu…

The Dish: 17 Oyster Deals Across Rhode Island

Where to get the best bivalve bargains.

Now that we’re in prime oyster season as shellfish begin to fatten up for the winter, take advantage of some of these dollar oyster days and specials (while they last). Some restaurants run the deals year-round, while others will halt for the busy season. Ask before you order! 1. The lower level at Benjamin’s in Newport features a raw bar filled…

The Dish: Veteran-Owned Mike's Ice Serves Thai Ice Cream Rolls

The mobile ice cream truck, run by and dedicated to veterans, has some serious social media swag, including Pokemon GO doughnuts.

  A photo posted by Mike's Ice (@mikesicetruck) on Jul 27, 2016 at 2:53pm PDT   Here in Rhode Island, we like our ice cream many different ways: strictly on a cone, blended into an Awful Awful or cabinet, on top of a doughboy, stuck between a cookie sandwich and even vegan style. But there’s a new ice cream truck…

Sample From 18 Oyster Farms at the Ocean State Oyster Festival

Providence is gearing up to celebrate Rhode Island aquaculture at the second annual event on September 17.

Oyster lovers, get ready to pack on the pounds in shellfish. Providence is gearing up for its second annual Ocean State Oyster Festival at Riverwalk Park on South Water Street on Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The day includes all the briny bivalves you can eat, food trucks and other food vendors, live music, local libations and…

Your Chance to Live Like Newport's Elite

The Live the Gilded Life sweepstakes offers a chance to win a three-day getaway for two, including transportation, accommodations and exclusive access and experiences at the Newport Mansions.

The invitation arrived in my mailbox and I immediately felt like I was Cinderella being invited to the ball. Gilded brocade fabric frames the book-like summons, and it’s accompanied by postcard photographs of the Breakers, the Elms and Marble House mansions, as well as an elaborate gold key (which happens to be a flash drive that includes press releases and…

Get Wet at One of These Free Water Parks for Kids

Providence Parks and Recreation has a list of twelve free water parks from which to choose, including the brand new Splash Water Park.

It’s still hot, hot, hot out, but the beach just seems too far to go. Kids are getting bored these last few weeks before school starts, and the playground feels like a blistering inferno. Did you know there are lots of free water parks in Providence, where you and the little ones can cool off and have fun under the…

A Dose of Horror at the Lovecraft Film Festival

Movies inspired by Lovecraft’s work will be presented, as well as panels, vendors and readings focused on the author.

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. If you can read (or even recognize) this as H.P. Lovecraft’s invented language R’lyehian, then you’re probably already well aware of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival going on later this month. In one of his letters, Lovecraft famously declared “I am Providence” and now a film festival dedicated to the writer is happening in his…

Poking Around Providence's Historic PokeStops

Thirteen historic sites serve as PokeStops in Providence, so take some time to learn while you play.

Never before have so many people searched for gyms. The Pokemon GO craze has taken over Providence, and we had to poke around. What we ended up finding (or rediscovering, as the case may be) are thirteen historic PokeStops in our very own historic Providence. PokeStops are places in the game Pokemon Go that allow you to collect eggs and…

Get a Preview of the Future Eat Drink RI Central Market

Saturday's market features twenty-six vendors selling local food and drink products and farm produce at the future location of Providence’s local food market.

This weekend, get a preview of what the future Eat Drink RI Central Market might look like. On Saturday, Aug. 6 from 2-6 p.m., more than twenty-six vendors selling local food and drink products and farm produce will be on site at the future location of Providence’s local food market. The new Providence/Newport Ferry terminal (and where Shooters used to…