It’s revenge of the nerds, but not in that pocket-protector, Sci-Fi weirdo kind of way. OK, not completely. Recently rebranding themselves as the “creative capital,” Providence is set amongst the idyllic backdrop of green tree East Coast vibes, Providence is a special little city that boasts a hardcore academia slant with universities like Brown University and the highly-acclaimed Rhode Island School of Design. The sheer fact that so many creative people flock to Providence to study makes it a great place to meet like minds, even if you aren’t going to school yourself. As with any college town, there’s a hoppin’ coffee shop culture where you can get your java and scope out the local babes while writing your next screenplay.