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; three centuries of architectural styles are unified in colorful urban streetscapes that are at once bold, beautiful and cooler than cool.

Providence's large student population helps keep the city's social and arts scenes cutting edge. Play it cool.


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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 early evening. 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.

$75 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Guided Kayak Tours of Providence

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Providence River, Providence, Rhode IslandPart of the tour.

$30 Cultural & Theme Tours

Discover Providence

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Brown University, Providence, Rhode IslandYou will get off the bus to see the College Green, take photos, and learn about the schoolDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Historic Federal Hill, Providence, Rhode IslandYou will have the opportunity to get off the tour bus and explore the cafes, markets, and pastry shopsDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Benefit Street, Providence, Rhode IslandYou will explore the architecture of beautiful College Hill, including the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence and one of the oldest libraries in AmericaDuration: 10 minutesStop At: WaterFire Providence, Providence, Rhode IslandYou will learn about WaterFire, Providence's famous art installation and how the opening of the rivers transformed the cityDuration: 10 minutes