Providence Shopping Tour, Providence

Providence is a great destination for those who enjoy shopping. The city was once the capital of industry in the U.S., and today it is considered the country's “creative capital”. Take the following tour to visit some of Providence's most popular art galleries, antique stores, jewelry stores and other notable shops.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Providence Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Providence Shopping Tour
Guide Location: USA » Providence (See other walking tours in Providence)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: alice
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Craftland

1) Craftland

Craftland started as an annual sale in 2002 but transformed into a permanent store, featuring all kinds of handicrafts and handmade objects made by more then 150 artists. Items for sale include clothes, jewelry, toys, drawings and more. Craftland still hosts an annual, month-long craft show. In addition to buying handicrafts, you can learn how to create your own projects at one of Craftland's workshops.
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Copacetic Rudely Elegant Jewelry Inc.

2) Copacetic Rudely Elegant Jewelry Inc.

Copacetic Rudely Elegant Jewelry Inc. first opened in 1985 in the Arcade, the oldest mall in the U.S. The store relocated in 2008 to its current location. It offers a fascinating collection of jewelry made by more than 120 artists, 30 of whom are local. Prices are negotiable. The store also repairs jewelry and other objects.
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Picture This Framing Center & Gallery

3) Picture This Framing Center & Gallery

At Picture This Framing Center & Gallery you can purchase paintings, photography, gifts and cards. The store has a large and fascinating collection of old maps for sale. It is also the place to find the perfect frame for your artwork or photograph. The store's designers will work with you to choose just the right frame for the occasion.
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RISD Works

4) RISD Works

RISD Works is part of the Rhode Island School of Design, one of the world's leading art and design institutions. All the pieces sold here are made by students or alumni of the school. The merchandise on display is truly amazing and unique, and the store's proceeds go to the school.
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Hegeman & Co

5) Hegeman & Co

Hegeman & Co is a well-established jewelry store that sells a variety of rings, necklaces, bracelets and more. Richard Hegeman will personally assist you and answer any questions you have about jewelry. The store is located on historic South Main Street.
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Gallery Belleau

6) Gallery Belleau

Gallery Belleau is an amazing gallery that sells pieces by more than 50 artists. The work on display incorporates a variety of materials, including glass, wood and metal. The gallery showcases pieces by Chris Belleau, a skilled glass maker.
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Peaceable Kingdom

7) Peaceable Kingdom

Peaceable Kingdom opened in 1980 and is owned by a family that traveles around the world gathering unique folk art. The store offers an amazing selection of art and handicrafts from all over the globe. It is the ideal place to buy souvenirs or gifts for friends and family back home.

Walking Tours in Providence, Rhode Island

Create Your Own Walk in Providence

Create Your Own Walk in Providence

Creating your own self-guided walk in Providence is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Providence Architecture Tour

Providence Architecture Tour

Providence is a beautiful city that was founded on the banks of the Providence River in 1636 by Roger Williams. The combination of old and new architecture makes for a fascinating cityscape. Take this tour to enjoy some of Providence's architectural landmarks.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Providence Art Galleries Tour, Part 2

Providence Art Galleries Tour, Part 2

Providence is nicknamed "the creative capital” in part because of its amazing array of art galleries and studios. Art lovers will be stunned by the quality and variety of work on display. Take this tour to visit some of Providence's most popular galleries.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Providence, the capital of Rhode Island, is one of the state's oldest and most beautiful cities whose new architecture blends harmoniously with historic buildings, e.g. in places like College Hill, where Gothic and Georgian styles create a fascinating mix of colors and shapes. The city is a home to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, among many other notable attractions. To explore the most popular sights of Providence, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Providence Religious Sites Tour

Providence Religious Sites Tour

Providence's name alludes to “God's merciful Providence”. The original colony was founded by Roger Williams, a religious exile. Today the city is home to a variety of churches and cathedrals and is quite tolerant of religious differences. Take this tour to visit Providence's beautiful and historic places of worship.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Providence Art Galleries Tour, Part 1

Providence Art Galleries Tour, Part 1

Providence is a creative city that is home to numerous art galleries and studios. On your trip to Providence, you can view important pieces from the past, as well as cutting edge work from modern artists. Take this tour to visit Providence's most notable art galleries.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Providence Museums Tour

Providence Museums Tour

Providence was established in 1636 and is one of the original thirteen colonies of the U.S. The city has a long history, and over the years has been home to many well-known artists, politicians, writers and more. This fascinating heritage is reflected in the city's numerous museums and historic houses. Take this tour to visit the best museums the city has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Providence for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Providence has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Providence, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.