Friday, January 29, 2016

Newport Seal Tours

Newport Seal Watch Cruises

Saturdays, Sundays, and public school vacation days from 
November 14, 2015 –April 24, 2016

Join Save the Bay aboard one of their education vessels as they motor through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360ยบ views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. One-hour seal tours are entirely boat-based, while two-hour tours include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse.
Departs: Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, Newport, RI 
Newport Pricing:
  • One hour tour:  $22 non-members, $17 Save The Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12
  • Two-hour tour:  $42 non-members, $32 Save The Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $5 children under 3 years 
*Tickets are non-refundable. Save The Bay reserves the right to cancel any scheduled trip due to extreme weather condition or unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, tickets will be refunded or rescheduled by guest choice. Refunds may take up to a month to process.

  • Location: Bowen's Ferry Landing
  • 18 Market Square
  • Newport, RI 02840
  • Phone 401-203-7325
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Time: Times vary

Winter Wonder Days at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Winter Wonder Days

You and your family will have a wonderful time exploring Roger Williams Park Zoo during our wild "Winter Wonder Days" with half-priced admission throughout January and February.Bundle up for the beautiful winter scenery and see the snow leopards, moon bears and other cold-hardy animals in a wintry setting. Enjoy seeing Bubba and Action, our two harbor seals, in their improved exhibit. Or, soak in the heat at the Zoo’s Tropical America, Elephant & Giraffe, and Australasia buildings.

  • Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • 1000 Elmwood Avenue
  • Providence, RI 2907
  • Phone (401) 785-3510

  • Dates: January 1, 2016 - February 29, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Half-off Zoo admission

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Festival Ballet Providence


38th (2015-2016) Season Preview

Performances are held at both the 
Vets Memorial Auditorium and the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)

For more a list of upcoming performances and ticket information please visit: Festival Ballet Providence

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show 2016

February 18th-21st, 2016

Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday & Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

"The Rhode Island Flower Show attracts more than 25,000 attendees annually, showcasing garden displays and over 200 larger-than-life garden marketplace vendors. See demonstrations and lectures, with an emphasis on organic gardening and bring the kids for some family fun. Children under seven receive free admission. For over two decades the Flower Show has been the beacon for early Spring fun in Rhode Island."

Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin St., Providence, RI 02903

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Providence Boat Show; February 4th-7th, 2016

February 2016 Providence Boat Show 

About The Show

The Providence Boat Show is conveniently located at the Rhode Island Convention Center, in the heart of downtown Providence, where you will find great hotels, restaurants, and activities. 
The Providence Boat Show is the best place to shop, learn, and get inspired about boating in the Ocean State. Come see what the boating industry has in store for you—with hundreds of powerboats, sailboats, kayaks, inflatables, and other watercraft on display, plus a wide selection of gear & accessories. Building on the success of the 2014 show, the 2015 show included a comprehensive seminar program, a special Volvo Ocean Race display, and a Show Pavilion featuring special guest appearances, sea-to-table cooking demonstrations, and hands-on activities. 

Dates & Hours
February 4-7, 2016 

Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm 
Friday: 10:00am - 9:00pm 
Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm 
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm 

Adult One Day: $12 
Adult Two Day: $20 

Family Pack: $20
(includes 2 adults & up to 4 kids 15 & under for one day) (online only) 
Kids 12 & under: FREE! 

Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin St., Providence, RI 02903

For more information, please visit:

Sunday, May 10, 2015

We are now on Facebook & Twitter!

The Christopher Dodge House Bed and Breakfast is now on Facebook.  Check out our page and become one of followers.  Just click on "Like" to see upcoming events, comments, and room information, etc.  
We can't wait to see you there!

The Christopher Dodge House Bed and Breakfast is now on TwitterCheck out our page and become one of our followers. Just click on "follow" to stay up to date on events, comments, etc.  
We can't wait to tweet you there!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Our Favorite Providence Restaurants

Our Favorite Providence Restaurants

Like the city of Rome, Providence is surrounded by seven hills but the two best known are Federal Hill and College Hill, which is where you'll find some of the city's best restaurants. 

On Federal Hill the Cassarino's on Atwells Ave is a favorite Italian bistro featuring authentic Tuscan cuisine in a warm and lively atmosphere. Another favorite of ours is Hemenway's Seafood Grill on College hill which features creative Mediterranean cuisine, homemade pastas, breads and tapas. Also on College hill is Mill's Tavern, an american and french restaurant featuring upscale seafood and wood grilled dishes set in a warm colonial tavern atmosphere.

So come stay with us at the Christopher Dodge House, a wonderful and charming alternative to conventional Providence hotels, and let us make your dinner reservations at some of the best cuisine Providence has to offer.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pawsox Baseball

What do Ted Williams, Curt Schilling, Jason Varitek, Jim Rice, Manny Ramirez, Wade Boggs and Roger Clemens all have in common?

They all played for the Pawtucket Red Sox, just minutes from the Inn, before they made their mark in the big leagues for the Boston Red Sox. The Pawsox at McCoy stadium offer a wonderful baseball experience for a fraction of the big league price and you may very well see some future baseball all-star, pitch a no hitter or hit a home run. It's a great way to spend a Summer afternoon or evening here in Providence along with the many fine restaurants Providence has to offer.

Let's play ball!

For more information, tickets and schedule please visit
or call 401-724-7300

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Rhode Island Brew Bus

The Rhode Island Brew Bus
All-Inclusive Brewery Tours

Hop on board

Weekly Tours
Private Bookings
Drink Local

4 Different  tours to choose from

For more information please visit

Monday, April 27, 2015

Vets Auditorium

Did you know that the... 
Christopher Dodge House 
is within walking distance of the 
Veteran's Memorial Auditorium

Just 1/4 mile away from the Dodge House, The VETS has just over 1,900 seats and it's Masonic charm and history provides the best atmosphere to take in some awesome performances such as the  Festival Ballet of Providence, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, the Providence Singers and many more legendary performers.  

VMA Interior_SH2

Visit their website for a list of upcoming events: 

 1 Ave of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903
(401) 421-2787

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Tour Providence by Boat

Tour Providence by Boat

Afternoon Cruises
Sunset Cruises
Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tours
WaterFire Boat Rides

Open 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays), from 11am-8pm, all tours are by reservation only.  Call us at 401-580-BOAT if you have any questions or to make a reservation.

Season ends November 30th!

For more information, please visit

Saturday, April 25, 2015

"We love people, and we love Rhode Island. We know the local culture, the back roads, and the places and people that make this such a great place, and we've brought together the very best of Rhode Island on each of our tours to give you an authentic experience you won't forget."

September Offerings:

Monday – Saturday: 10am and 2pm Tour length: 2 hours 

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 11am Tour length: 90 mins 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am Tour length: 90 mins 

Friday: 7pm Tour length: 3 hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9am Tour length: 7 hours 

Friday: 10am Tour length: 6 hours

Sunday: 12:30pm Trip length: 6 hours 

For more information & to reserve please visit
or call 401-864-3168

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

2016 Providence Boat Show

February 4th-7th 2016

Step into summer this February at the 23rd Annual Providence Boat Show, a family-friendly happening that features hundreds of powerboats, sailboats, kayaks, and other watercraft; free seminars with experts to give you the know-how on boat handling, navigation and equipment; and plenty of inspiration with special appearances of the sport’s leading personalities and experts. Includes hands-on activities for all ages, sea-to-table cooking demonstrations with the region’s leading chefs, The Providence Boat Show is the best place for all levels of boaters—from seasoned veterans to those who have never stepped foot on a boat before—to shop, learn, and get inspired about boating in the Ocean State.

  • Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 3pm
  • Friday, February 5, 2016 - 10am
  • Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10am
  • Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 10am
For tickets and more information, please visit: