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From its beautiful historic homes to its outdoor opportunities to its food scene, Providence is a perfect New England winter getaway. Stay cozy and warm while shopping at the Arcade, the oldest indoor shopping mall in America, or curl up with a good book at the Athenaeum library and cultural center. Explore the world of cinema with your kids at the Providence Children's Film Festival in February. Go ice skating or play ice bumper cars at the Alex and Ani City Center rink. Hike to the top of Neutaconkanut Park just outside the city to experience winter wildlife like deer, foxes and wild turkeys and see a dreamy bird's-eye view of Providence.