America’s 20 Most Charming Cities 2015

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Nicholas Millard

Travel + Leisure readers ranked American cities by their ability to captivate. 

No. 3 Providence

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With its Colonial-era past, renowned arts scene and compact ambiance, the Rhode Island capital easily charmed its way into the top 3. One hot zone for quaint is Wickenden Street, home to antique stores, art galleries and longtime local roaster Coffee Exchange, a representative of city’s bronze-medal win for coffee. To lose yourself in the quaintness, take a seat near one of the fireplaces at The Duck & Bunny, which offers afternoon tea, gourmet cupcakes and crepes—and even labels itself a “snuggery.” Or, take the self-guided walking tour of Benefit Street—with restored waterfront homes, churches and museums—offered by the Providence Preservation Society.

America’s 20 Most Charming Cities 2015

No. 3 Providence

With its Colonial-era past, renowned arts scene and compact ambiance, the Rhode Island capital easily charmed its way into the top 3. One hot zone for quaint is Wickenden Street, home to antique stores, art galleries and longtime local roaster Coffee Exchange, a representative of city’s bronze-medal win for coffee. To lose yourself in the quaintness, take a seat near one of the fireplaces at The Duck & Bunny, which offers afternoon tea, gourmet cupcakes and crepes—and even labels itself a “snuggery.” Or, take the self-guided walking tour of Benefit Street—with restored waterfront homes, churches and museums—offered by the Providence Preservation Society.

Nicholas Millard
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