Welcome to Providence


Once destined to become an industrial relic, Providence's fate was spared when Buddy Cianci, its then controversial two-time mayor, rolled out a plan to revitalize the downtown core by rerouting subterranean rivers, reclaiming land and restoring historic facades. It created a city where history's treasures are integrated into a creative present, not simply memorialized; where three centuries of architectural styles are unified in colorful urban streetscapes that are at once bold, beautiful and cooler than cool.

A large student population here helps keep the city's social and arts scenes lively and current.


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$120 Day Trips & Excursions

Martha's Vineyard Day Trip from Providence

Your day trip to Martha's Vineyard from Providence begins with hotel pickup in the morning for the 35-minute drive to the port town of New Bedford, Massachusetts, where you'll hop aboard the SeaStreak Fast Ferry (departs at 9am). During the 1-hour ride, admire views of the New Bedford and Fairhaven seascapes before docking at Oak Bluffs on the island. Your time on Martha's Vineyard is independent to see the attractions that interest you, from historic sites to sandy beaches to seafood restaurants. You can ride the shuttle bus anywhere on the island (own expense; $8 for the whole day), and check out popular locations like the Aquinnah Cliffs, Edgartown Harbor Lighthouse, the gingerbread houses, and more. Or perhaps do some shopping and enjoy the serenity of strolling down island roads without ever leaving Oak Bluffs. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you return to Oak Bluffs in time for the 5:45pm ferry departure back to New Bedford, where you'll be met at the dock by your driver for the return drive to Providence for hotel drop-off.

$12.50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Providence Airport PVD Private Transfer from Downtown, Hotel

You will need to advise your pickup location, flight details and the time you wish to be picked up in order to complete your reservation. Your transfer purchase will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver (includes your provider's contact information) -- it's that easy!When your stay is over, you’ll be met at your hotel by a professional driver and driven in a comfortable private vehicle to the Providence TF Green Airport (PVD). Choose from either a sedan, for up to three passengers, a sports utility vehicle, for up to five passengers, or a stretch limousine, for up to eight passengers. This airport transportation service operates from Newport, Providence, Warwick, Smithfield, North Kingstown or Bristol accommodations.Price is per person, based on three passengers per sedan, five per sports utility vehicle or eight per limousine.

$12.50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Providence TF Green PVD Airport Private Transfer to Hotel

When making a booking for this private arrival transfer from the Providence TF Green Airport to your chosen destination, you will need to advise your flight details and your destination details to complete your reservation. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Upon arrival at the Providence TF Green Airport (PVD), you'll be met by your professional driver. Choose from either a sedan, for up to three passengers, a sports utility vehicle, for up to five passengers, or a stretch limousine, for up to eight passengers. Once you’re settled comfortably in your spacious private vehicle, you’ll be driven straight to your Newport, Providence, Warwick, Smithfield, North Kingstown or Bristol. accommodation.Price is per person, based on three passengers per sedan, five per sports utility vehicle or eight per limousine.

$120 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Italian Food Tour in Providence

This tour can be customized to your time limit, tastes or curiosities.  The tour can include walking and/or riding depending on weather. Because this tour involves food, we try for afternoon or earlybwaving. We will visit 5 - 10 places depending on preference and time. We will taste foods from different regions, meeting the chefs and tasting the specialties from each location. From pasta, to veal, to fish, cheeses, pizza, wine and dessert- this tour will let you appreciate the elegant nuances of classic Italian/American cuisine and how it came to be such a part of our national landscape. A wonderful tour for family and friends.

$269 Day Trips & Excursions

NYC Day Trip from Providence, RI by Rail

All aboard! Leave the traffic problems at home while you relax aboard an Amtrak Regional train for a day in New York. Take a nap on the comfortable roomy seats or stop by the Café Car. Before you know it, you'll be in Pennsylvania Station, New York. With a mid-morning arrival, it's just a few blocks to pick up your included tickets for a memorable hop-on hop-off tour of New York. Stay on the bus or hop off at the stop of your choice. There's something to do at nearly every stop on a variety of loop tours. Visit museums, observatories, theaters, zoos, boat rides, and even a WWII aircraft carrier and a space shuttle. All are everlasting fun even if you've experienced them before. Enjoy the new One World Trade Center Observatory with a stop at the 9/11 Memorial Pool. Visit Brooklyn, the hottest, hippest upcoming area of New York with galleries, micro breweries, coffee bars galore and plenty of history! As you travel back to midtown, enjoy a meal at a local Times Square restaurant. After visiting the original MACY's flagship store, you're just three blocks from Pennsylvania Station for the return trip to Providence, RI. You'll probably be thinking what to plan for the next New York trip!

$159 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip from Providence to Boston by Rail

Take the kids for a one-day experience of one of the USA's oldest cities, Boston. Founded in 1630, over 100 years before the Declaration of Independence, Boston was the site of the beginning of the Revolutionary War and three of the Declaration signers are buried there -- Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Robert Treat Paine.After a relaxing railroad trip from Providence, enjoy a tour around the city, where you can hop on and off to see the many sites including Boston Common, the USS Constitution, Faneuil Hall, the Old State House and so much more. See the story, the ships and more at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. If you're a sports fan, take a side trip to see famous Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox! With all that touring you'll enjoy your included 2-course lunch at Hard Rock Cafe with Priority Seating. Go to the front of the line and show the hostess your voucher and you'll be escorted to your seat in no time. After a memorable day like this, the kids will be fast asleep on the evening train back to Take the kids for a one-day experience of one of the USA's oldest cities, Boston. Founded in 1630, over 100 years before the Declaration of Independence, Boston was the site of the beginning of the Revolutionary War and three of the Declaration signers are buried there -- Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Robert Treat Paine.After a relaxing railroad trip from Providence, enjoy a tour around the city, where you can hop on and off to see the many sites including Boston Common, the USS Constitution, Faneuil Hall, the Old State House and so much more. See the story, the ships and more at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. If you're a sports fan, take a side trip to see famous Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox! With all that touring you'll enjoy your included 2-course lunch at Hard Rock Cafe with Priority Seating. Go to the front of the line and show the hostess your voucher and you'll be escorted to your seat in no time. After a memorable day like this, the kids will be fast asleep on the evening train back to Providence, RI.