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Providence is the cradle of religious liberty and the home of Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Johnson & Wales University's celebrated culinary training program. It's a tourist destination in its own right. It's also within an hour of Boston, Newport, and the South County beaches. If you come early, you can take the commuter rail to Boston and enjoy their famous July 4th fireworks and Boston Pops Orchestra concert on the Charles River with members of the Boston Krewe.