When Roger Williams crossed the Seekonk River to found Providence, the Narragansetts greeted him with “What cheer, netop?” meaning "What news of good cheer do you bring friend?" The phrase “What Cheer” has become quintessentially Rhode Island: you can find it on street signs and storefronts, and it’s even the motto of Providence. Whether you are coming in just for the day or making a weekend of it, we invite you to explore the charm of this city we've made our home.
The city info button will take you to a great resource website with lots of information about where to stay, what to do and restaurants to try while you're in Providence. Please also feel free to reach out to either of us directly for insider information on your visit to Rhode Island. Scroll down to view our suggested hotels, activities and a list of some of our favorite restaurants.