Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) changes in Providence RI do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
In Providence RI, DST starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.
Facts About Providence, RI
Information for Travelers
Providence is the capital of the US state of Rhode Island.
At the northern end of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island's capital is wonderfully compact, diverse and eccentric.
Its long history, from its founding by dissidents who escaped Puritan Massachusetts to its colorful contemporary politics, may explain the eccentricities.
Downcity's granite icon, The Arcade, was America's first shopping mall, built in 1828.
Full of locally owned boutiques and galleries, it's still a favorite for shopping.
In addition to offering the main tourist attractions and things to do, Providence is lively and full of character, a city with distinct neighborhoods that reflect its ethnic and cultural diversity.
Architecture-loving visitors will be thrilled at Providence, whose ancient center is filled with priceless period architecture.
The city is home to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, whose RISD Museum displays American art and silver.
Nearby, 18th- and 19th-century homes line the streets of College Hill. Waterplace Park is the setting for the WaterFire art installation, which illuminates the surrounding tidal basin most nights in summer and for special events.
Read about Providence in Wikipedia