Things to do in East Providence

Life in East Providence, Rhode Island, offers residents a unique mix of suburban comfort and urban convenience, making it a great place for families and professionals alike. The city boasts a variety of residential neighborhoods, each with its own character, from waterfront properties offering stunning views of Narragansett Bay to quiet, tree-lined streets. East Providence is known for its good schools, community-oriented atmosphere, and an array of parks and recreational facilities, including the popular East Bay Bike Path which provides scenic routes for cyclists and runners. The city also features a diverse range of dining and shopping options, contributing to a vibrant local economy. With its close proximity to downtown Providence, residents enjoy easy access to the capital's cultural and entertainment offerings while relishing the tranquility and lower cost of living of a smaller town.

Things to do in East Providence

Shopping & Things To Do

Rumford Villages

Rumford is located on the northern side of the city. It’s a small, affluent village with great local shopping and restaurants.

Riverside Villages

Riverside is on the southernmost side of the city. It’s a more blue-collar neighborhood and hosts a few great coffee shops, walkable bike paths, and Mom & Pop shops.

Popular shopping destination for many residents in East Providence. Home to Savers, Stop & Shop, Marshalls, Dollar Tree, and more. Taunton Ave also has several major retailers outside of this plaza.

Recreation & Activities

Renovated and beautiful 14-mile bike path running along the East Bay from Providence to Bristol, RI. The East Providence section runs along the Narragansett Bay and is a great place to walk or ride at sunset.

10 Mile River Greenway →

A two-mile bike path connecting Slater Park in Pawtucket to the Kimberly Ann Athletic Fields in East Providence.

2.7 loop hiking trail of mostly wooded areas.

A small wooded park just off the East Bay Bike path. Great place to bring your dog, do a quick walking trail, or just enjoy a sunny afternoon.

The carousel is a National Historic Landmark built in 1895. Restored and open to the public during the season. Crescent Park has a clam shack and gift shop on-site, plus many public events throughout the year, including Movies in the Park.

Golf, Sports, & Clubs

A private club overlooking gorgeous grounds and views of the Narragansett Bay by Martin & Hall (an architecture firm once based in Providence and responsible for many historic buildings in the area). The club is housed in a Colonial Revival building constructed in 1870 and is available for private and corporate events.

A private, 18-hole golf course and ranked continuously as one of the best golf courses in the U.S. Offers its members: swimming pools, tennis courts, fine dining, and event spaces.