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Best Hidden Gems in Providence

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David Winton Bell Gallery

The Bell Gallery is located in the List Art Center, on the Brown University campus and is open to the public. You will find all manner of modern art in this sparse white space. In one month you could see an exhibit by three artists working with photography and texts, an installation about a vanished Russian cosmonaut and photographs depicting a futuristic society of bog-dwellers. All events at the Bell Gallery are free. Include this gallery in a walking tour of the campus.

Providence, RI, United States
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Prospect Terrace Park

Prospect Park was one of writer H.P. Lovecraft's favorite places to wander. When you arrive, it is not hard to see why he enjoyed it so much. The park sits atop Congdon Street in historic College Hill and it offers one of the best views of downtown Providence. Another highlight here is a the statue of Roger Williams, one of the founders of Rhode Island. In fact, his remains lie underneath the statue. Overall, it's a worthwhile stop, especially if you're here when the sun goes down in the West.

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Copacetic Rudely Elegant Jewelry

This quaint jewelry boutique on Peck Street has some of the most unique and eclectic pieces in the entire state. How about an earring with your kidney stone embossed in it? Or a purse that also functions as a full-sized wall clock? The quirky owner Don garners his collection from more than 100 artists, each one with their own style and design. Apart from jewelry, you'll find a good range of home decorative pieces as well as other funky gadgets and toys that make perfect gifts. Moreover, most of the stuff is limited edition, so you know you're taking home something distinct.

Providence, RI, United States
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Still Point Massage

At Still Point, the professional therapists provide massage services for the whole family. They offer Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Prenatal and some other interesting, not often seen techniques. Some of those include a Lymphatic Drainage massage, Ayurvedic Facial Reflexology, Ear Coning and Cranio-Ear-Sinus Therapy. For the kids, the holistic methods include Reiki, gemstone healing, reflexology and other beneficial treatments as an alternative to traditional prescriptions.

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India Point Park

India Point Park is located in the Fox Point neighborhood, right outside of bustling College Hill. It is a tranquil oasis with waterfront paths that meander between graceful trees, attracting bikers, joggers, dog-walkers and anyone else who enjoys the outdoors and spectacular views of the harbor. The park holds an important place in American history as it is where Roger Williams landed in 1638. The park's name itself is the product of its historic use as a launch for trade ships heading to the East and West Indies. India Point Park attracts an eclectic crowd with its myriad pleasures, and is often used as a venue for spectacular open-air events like concerts, fireworks shows and festivals.

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Tantric Nightclub

This club located in the neighborhood called Hope just north of College Hill is where clubbing is taken to a more elegant level. Tantric is a sleek, modern spot with Asian inspired elemental decor, with soft bamboo colored tones and a statue of Shiva behind the bar. It seems more boutique bar rather than nightclub because of the martinis served, but its massive dance floor still gives it credibility as a club. If you're in the Hope or Mt. Hope neighborhoods, it definitely merits a visit.

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Blackstone Boulevard Walking Path

This path that meanders from Hope Street to Butler Avenue in the affluent neighborhood of Blackstone is a paradise for joggers, hikers, bikers and walkers. The 1.7-mile path runs alongside the boulevard and it's well-manicured from north to south. On weekends and especially during good weather, it tends to be more crowded obviously, but an overall great excursion within city limits.

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