Providence Named America’s Best Small City by Architectural Digest
“Amazing architecture, great food, wall-to-wall culture—Rhode Island’s capital has it in spades.”
PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence has been named “The Country’s Best Small City” by Architectural Digest in the magazine’s June 2014 issue. Providence is hailed for its “amazing architecture, great food, wall-to-wall culture—Rhode Island’s capital has it in spades.”
“We are honored to once again be nationally recognized for Providence’s great quality of life,” said Mayor Angel Taveras. “Providence offers so many great reasons to live, work, study and vacation here.”
According to Architectural Digest, Providence is a city with “rich architectural interest, top-notch restaurants, charming waterfront parks, and a creative community whose influence extends far beyond the region. Today the metropolis, its downtown revitalized, is a destination well worth exploring in depth.”
The feature takes readers through a tour of the Providence’s cultural and culinary highlights – including the RISD Museum, Brown University’s John Hay Library, the Arcade, the Providence Athenaeum, the Dean Hotel and restaurants such as Birch, Al Forno and North.
It concludes: “Such institutions, modest though they may be, are the perfect embodiment of the city itself: small, yes, but also special.”
The feature is available at http://www.architecturaldigest.com/ad/travel/2014/providence-rhode-island-guide-hotels-restaurants-shops-article