PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The New York Times’ travel section has a new destination for every week of the new year. The newspaper has outlined its “52 Places to Go in 2016”, and Providence made the cut.
The capital city is one of only 10 American cities listed by The Times. The paper describes Providence as the East Coast version of Portland, Oregon, writing:
This cobblestone-lined capital has the sort of bearded liberalness and ever-rising food scene — including the new restaurant Oberlin, from the duo behind the James Beard nominee Birch — that might feel familiar to residents of Portland…”
Writeralso points to Providence’s easy access to Watch Hill and Narragansett Bay for a weekend getaway.
International cities the New York Times recommend you visit in 2016 include: Barcelona, Dublin, Mexico City, and Sydney.