If the humidity hanging in the halls of my apartment is anything to go by, another New England summer is in full swing. In fact, I can even say it began a couple of weeks ago when I kicked off the Summer by heading down to Providence for PVDFest, a three day art festival where local and international artists take over the streets. It wasn't my first time in Providence, but it was my first time really seeing Providence, being able to walk freely around town, trying out all of the delicious restaurants, and even gliding romantically down the city river on a gondola.
With excitement for the art festival pulsing throughout the streets, the city's true colors were on display. From the giant murals that met me at every corner, the echoes of poetry from some distant stage, or to the parade of delightful oddities that came barreling down Washington Street, these streets which on a lesser day (one without giant dinosaurs roaming through them) might be called "quaint," had come alive.
But the city was not outshone by the excitement of the festival. Instead, it acted as the perfect cultural backdrop, complete with historical significance, classic Americana, and incredible food. In Providence, it doesn't matter if you're dining at the hottest restaurant in town (Persimmon when I went) or heading to Olneyville New York System for a 2am hot wiener, you're in for a treat.