Providence Scores Big in Travel + Leisure’s “America’s Favorite Cities” Poll
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Known for its burgeoning culinary scene, Providence ranked #3 in the nation overall for food, with only New Orleans and San Francisco coming in higher.
It also finished #1 in “Local Specialties,” a category that encompasses traditional American dishes including burgers and pizza, and #3 in both ethnic food and neighborhood joints. Culture was another bright spot, with the city earning the #2 spot for theater and performance art and finishing in the top ten for all cultural subcategories, which include museums and historic sites.
Social Media Effort Key to Success
The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB) urged people to vote for the city through a social media campaign, while the enviable rankings, according to PWCVB president and CEO Martha Sheridan, translates into dollars for the local economy. “Both leisure and business travelers are attracted to cities that have great restaurants, abundant shopping, and plenty of things to do,” said Sheridan.
The complete “America’s Favorite Cities” survey may be found by clicking here.
Photo: Dining at Providence's Waterman Grille, courtsey of PWCVB
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