The third-largest city in New England, Providence offers cultural and artistic influence, world-renowned educational facilities, and entertainment to suit every taste.
The city of Providence, Rhode Island is one of the nation's oldest cities. The city offers various amenities including Waterplace Park, river-walks, the Bank of America Skating Rink and the Providence Place Mall. Providence has a large focus on the arts. The Rhode Island School of Design is a fine arts college that attracts pupils from around the world. Among the dozens of other attractions in Providence include Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence Performing Arts Center, Brown University Campus, Historic Federal Hill in addition to more than 700 restaurants. The Providence Public School District serves more than 30,000 students. The Providence area also is home to several private schools, and notably, the renowned Brown University.