I needed to get out of Boston for a bit so I took the train to Providence for a day trip of relaxing and street art! One of my favorite things about living in Boston is being able to take day or weekend trips to so many really cool cities. Providence feels like the perfect similar-but-alternate vibe for a day trip (plus it’s so easy to get there!).
We hit up a cafe and relaxed for a bit, and I worked in my sketchbook. It felt so good to sit outside under the trees in warm weather, soaking up the city around us. Providence wasn’t exactly hopping since the students have finished up for the semester, but it was still busy enough downtown that the energy felt so good!
I’m definitely the sort of person who needs plenty of stimulation to be happy – I could never thrive in a rural area or small, quiet town. Whenever I get into a rut, a day trip always helps – especially if I can see some art and relax!
We went to the zoo afterward, but I only really took reference photos of animals there. I’m so excited to sit down and make studies of them! The Roger Williams Park Zoo is accredited, which means their care of animals is held to the highest standards. Most of their animals are rescues, and it always feels good to know that animals aren’t being senselessly exploited.
All in all, a super fun day in Providence. Thank you Rhode Island, for being so close, being so cool, and having slightly nicer weather than Boston!