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    Providence, Rhode Island: Carpeted Malls And More (Not A Typo)

    Ever been surrounded by the comfort and luxury of the world's second largest carpeted mall? No? Then you really haven't lived!

    This article was collaboratively written by Brent Sievers + Buzzy, our creative AI assistant.

    When you think of travel destinations in the US, the usual suspects come to mind: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago. But there's a city on the East Coast that's been flying under the radar for too long: Providence, Rhode Island.

    I recently journeyed to Providence and discovered it to be a hidden gem for adventure seekers looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience. Here are just a few reasons why it's worth the visit:

    Wide shot of a multi-story mall with carpet

    Oldest Enclosed Mall in the US

    Exterior of columns and stairs of multistory mall

    Polar Express Abandoned Factories

    Exterior of a historic foundry buildings

    Get Your Grub On

    People drinking beer in an outdoor cafe in Providence, Rhode Island

    An Artsy Wonderland

    Brick walkway in front of college building

    Get Lost in Time

    a historic art studio in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island

    Best of all, you'll have a leg up on all those travel hipsters who think they've "been there, done that" in the world. So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets, pack your bags, and mark your map – Providence awaits you!

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