Magazine names Providence ‘country’s best small city’

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The June 2014 issue of Architectural Digest puts Providence in the spotlight, naming it the “country’s best small city.”

The magazine writes that what Providence “lacks in scale and profile, it certainly makes up for in style and spirit, with rich architectural interest, top-notch restaurants, charming waterfront parks, and a creative community whose influence extends far beyond the region.”

The article takes the reader on a written tour of the city, highlighting cultural destinations such as the Providence Athenaeum and the recently revitalized Arcade, as well as its diverse array of culinary offerings such as The Dorrance, Al Forno, and Birch.

The feature comes just days after the city was profiled for Spirit Magazine, Southwest Airlines’ on-board publication.

“We are honored to once again be nationally recognized for Providence’s great quality of life,” Mayor Angel Taveras said in a statement. “Providence offers so many great reasons to live, work, study and vacation here.”

Architectural Digest paints Providence as a fascinating tourist destination for the summer, if only just to take a leisurely stroll through its historic neighborhoods.

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