Get the door, it's the liquor store
Being the capital city of the smallest state in the country may not inspire the wonder of nearby destinations like... Boston or NYC (both easily accessible by train), but that doesn’t stop Providence from frequently topping the list of best places to live in the U.S. Thanks to Providence, Rhode Island actually has a little edge, no offense to all you sailboaters and Taylor Swift fans. Like an actual major city, Providence locals can experience gritty urban realities like bumper-to-bumper traffic (at least for a few miles on I-95), long queues for trendy foods (if you crave bagels or cereal-adorned donuts), and unwanted pests (apparently the ones in Providence are gigantic blue bugs). Providence hosts several colleges as well, including an Ivy League and a world-renowned design school. You must be pretty smart to get in here; after all, it’s where Hermione Granger got her college degree in real life. Need a little extra love to celebrate finals? Looking for a bottle of rosé for your India Point picnic? Drizly is helping deliver booze whether you live near Federal or College Hill.