Field Trip :: Go to Providence!


Prospect Park overlooking downtown Providence
By Curtis Robinson, BArch Candidate

Looking to go somewhere outside of Boston for not a lot of money? Hop on the commuter rail or drive down to Providence, RI. 

Walk around the College Hill area, check out some of the art museums, and galleries. Thayer Street is known for having cool shops, and you can't forget to pick up some pizza from Antonio's. Then head over a few blocks to Prospect Park, which sits on the edge of College hill, and overlooks the downtown area. Don't worry, there are plenty of benches to sit, chat, soak up some sun, and of course sketch.  


The area is filled with numerous styles of classical architecture, to new designs like Diller+Scoffidio's recent performing arts building at Brown University. 

image : waterfire.org
And if you have a little energy left for some night activities then make sure you head downtown and check out WaterFire. There is always live dancing, music, vendors, and other fun activities. For a schedule for this years WaterFire events, click here.