Founded in 1636, Providence, Rhode Island is one of the oldest cities in the nation. It's gone by a number of nicknames over the years, including the Beehive of Industry, the Renaissance City, and The Creative Capital and Providence truly embodies all of these monikers. In order to fuel its artists, industrialists, and Renaissance men and women, Providence provides plenty of coffee–the city has more coffee shops per capita than any other place in the country.
Providence is a city for walkers and bicyclists. There are safe sidewalks, paths, and trails criss-crossing the whole city, making it easy to get around without the use of a car. For trips too long for legs alone, the city also has a light rail and a local bus service. Though there are many who prefer to drive through the city, the culture of artists and students has made public and human-powered transportation the most popular choices when it comes to getting around in Providence.