Water meets Fire in New England! Light up the night at the one-and-only Water Fire celebration in Providence. It’s a long weekend of flaming fun, Narrangansett, Watch Hill and the Best of Rhode Island.
Day 1: Viaggio Dilettevole and Waterfire
Arrive in Providence in time for your Viaggio Dilettevole, delightful journey, upon the Providence River. A floating introduction to the city, enjoy a relaxing ride in an authentic Venetian gondola. Eccellente!
Go from water to land for a guided tour of Providence. See the panoramic views and major landmarks of Rhode Island’s capital city! With a prime location in the heart of downtown, check into the Hampton Inn & Suites. A historically protected building with modern amenities, your hotel is in the center of all the city has to offer.
Tonight, the feature presentation is Water Fire, where fire and water meet! The award winning Water Fire is a public art installation, an urban festival, and a communal celebration that has become the phenomenon of the city. Just steps away from your hotel, stroll the bustling and beautiful city waterfront to witness a full Water Fire Lighting. Featuring 86 burning braziers that float on the river’s surface, see the coordinated lighting that takes place just after sunset. Walk the waterfront to experience this spectacular, night time celebration!
Day 2: Best of Rhode Island (B, D)
The morning is yours to explore the city on your own or relax at the hotel. This afternoon, experience the Best of Rhode Island on a guided tour of the state’s quaintest towns, including:
- See a famous seafood market
- Sample RI’s famous clam chowder
- Tour RI’s only living history farm
- Stroll America’s most patriotic town
- Shop New England’s largest gift store
- Visit the Gardens at Blithewood
Featuring local architecture, cuisine, history, scenery, and souvenirs, this tour has it all! Finish the day with dinner at the Lobster Pot, overlooking Bristol Harbor.
Day 3: Watch Hill and Narragansett (B, L)
Your Rhode Island adventure finishes in Narragansett, one of the most famous regions of New England. Explore beautiful Watch Hill with its placid harbor, charming shops and magnificent homes. Stand on the sand dunes at the westernmost point of Rhode Island and take in the breathtaking views at the Point Judith lighthouse. Finish your trip with lunch at the favorite Coast Guard House, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Head home with full bellies, flaming memories and a little sand in your shoes!