Category Archives: Shopping

Shopping in Providence: East Side

College Hill Across the river and up the hill from the Providence Biltmore Hotel, Thayer Street runs through the middle of Brown University. A hangout for students from RISD and Brown, here you will find a funky college vibe with … Continue reading

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Shopping in Providence: West Side

Providence has lots of unique stores and boutiques to suit every shopper’s tastes. The options downtown are within easy walking distance of the Biltmore, while Federal Hill is a quick cab ride or a more vigorous walk to the west. … Continue reading

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Visitor Information Resources

As you prepare for your trip to Providence you might wish to consult the resources below for information about dining, arts and culture, shopping, and various events happening in the area. Keeping checking here also, as we have more to … Continue reading

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Downtown Providence

Our conference hotel, the Providence Biltmore, is a 1922 Beaux-arts fixture in the downtown cityscape. Now in the National Register of Historic Places, it was designed by Warren and Wetmore (whose other projects include Grand Central Station). Read the hotel’s … Continue reading

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Grocery and Drug Stores

If you like to have a supply of snacks for busy conference days, there are a number of small grocery stores and delis in the neighborhood of the Biltmore Hotel (I’m told the rooms do not have mini fridges, so … Continue reading

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Providence’s South Main Street features slower paced shopping

Need a custom-made suit while in Providence? Maybe some cultured pearls or wine & cigars? Here’s a recent Boston Globe article that can help: Providence’s South Main Street features slower paced shopping

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