“Welcome Back, Providence” is the straightforward tagline for a campaign that’s been launched by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau to boost leisure and business travel. The campaign has some breaking news to share, including the return of Providence Restaurant Weeks from January 9-22, with more than 45 restaurants participating, and the return of ice bumper cars to BankNewport City Center, which is both a terrific family activity and a novel spin on teambuilding. Providence is one of only three cities in the country to offer bumper cars that operate on ice. 

Looking ahead, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture+ Tourism, and founding partner FirstWorks will once again host PVDFest, Providence’s free outdoor signature arts festival, June 10-12, 2022. “After an unimaginable two years,” a statement read, “artists and performers from around the corner and around the globe will reinvigorate and rebuild Providence’s world-renowned art and culture community and showcase the Creative Capital. The three days of PVDFest programming will once again culminate on Saturday, June 11 with live music, dance, food, and visual art installations that will transform downtown Providence.” 

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At Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, meetings are more than just meetings. Yes, it’s an exceptional place to talk serious business. But it's what you can enjoy after your agenda is complete that sets this place apart. No matter the season, there are plenty of great ways to spend your quality time at Crystal Mountain.

CRYSTAL BEAUTY

 

With a beachside locale and a laidback, surf-town vibe, Ventura County Coast is awash with inspiration for your next meeting and event. The region is home to four communities— Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, and Port Hueneme—and is ideal for groups from 10 to 1,000.  

 

With its astounding beauty, low-key charm and endless ways to enjoy the outdoors, there’s no better antidote to a stressful couple of years than this northern New York destination.