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ProvidenceUnited States of America

The capital city of Rhode Island draws visitors for its world-class museums, thriving arts community and picturesque streets lined with historic buildings.

One of America’s oldest cities, Providence offers historic attractions and architecture along with a vibrant food scene and unique shopping.

Providence has a long and rich history so a great place to start your visit is on the East Side at Benefit Street’s “Mile of History.” Take a stroll through the colonial thoroughfare, past restored homes, churches and museums, or pay for a guided tour to learn more about the city’s historic waterfront.

The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum is one of the country’s largest art museums. Here, you can browse more than 80,000 works of art that span many cultures, time periods and media. Artifacts include a collection of Paul Revere’s silver. Combine your visit to the RISD with a trip to the nearby Museum of Natural History & Planetarium.

From here, take a short walk to Thayer Street, where you will find eclectic shops filled with quirky souvenir items, gifts, imported clothing, handmade crafts, art and books.

You’ll find plenty of nightlife and restaurant options in Providence. Italian cuisine lovers won’t want to miss dining in the Federal Hill neighborhood. This historic section of the city is also known as Little Italy. Sip a strong espresso at an open-air café or enjoy an upscale meal at number of gourmet Italian eateries. In this same neighborhood you can step into a Middle Eastern-style lounge for an after-dinner drink and dessert.

Head downtown for upscale martini bars and hip-hop clubs, or check out the eclectic bars near the university colleges. For Broadway musicals, concerts and comedy acts, look to the schedule of performances at the art deco Providence Performing Arts Center. Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel is a legendary venue for live music.

Avoid driving in Providence if you can as parking is limited. The best alternative to walking is the inexpensive and reliable public transport.

Top hotels in Providence

Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown
2.5 out of 5
58 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI
The price is AU$173 per night from 7 Oct. to 8 Oct.

This family-friendly Providence hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Westminster Arcade and Providence Performing Arts Center. Brown ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (954 reviews)

"The hotel is situated in a perfect spot near the mall, restaurants, river and plenty of other activities. We were able to walk practically everywhere."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
5 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI
The price is AU$251 per night from 18 Oct. to 19 Oct.

Located in Downtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The VETS) and Providence Place Mall. Rhode Island Convention Center ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (983 reviews)

"I would have liked the restaurant to have been open as it was inconvenient having to go off in search of something to eat & even morning coffee... but I understand that we’re in a pandemic so things are a little different right now! But overall I liked this hotel & all the staff I encountered were ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2020

Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Providence
Hilton Garden Inn Providence
3 out of 5
220 India St, Providence, RI
The price is AU$205 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.

Located in Fox Point, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of India Point Park, East Providence Yacht Club and Brown University. Kennedy Plaza is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) ...

4.1/5Very Good! (635 reviews)

"Checkin and checkout were super easy. Our room was clean. Was only there for one night but we were happy with our stay!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Providence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Providence

Sonesta ES Suites Providence - Airport
Sonesta ES Suites Providence - Airport
3 out of 5
500 Kilvert Street, Warwick, RI
The price is AU$156 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Miracle Mile of Shopping and within 3 miles (5 km) of Ocean State Theatre and Warwick Mall. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (428 reviews)

"I stayed in the loft suite, I honestly couldn’t believe the room when I got there! It was EXACTLY like the photos online! Most places are similar but need some updating, this place was exactly on point! I loved it! I was so happy!!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2020

Sonesta ES Suites Providence - Airport
Hotel Dolce Villa
Hotel Dolce Villa
3.5 out of 5
63 De Pasquale Plaza, Providence, RI
The price is AU$128 per night from 4 Oct. to 5 Oct.

Located in the heart of Providence, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of DePasquale Plaza, Dunkin Donuts Center and Rhode Island Convention Center. ...

3.5/5Good! (780 reviews)

"Love that fact its right in the middle of the city assessable to the night life ,shops,and restaurants that Rhode Island has to offer. Love the restaurant downstairs the food was great."…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug. 2020

Hotel Dolce Villa
Waterfront 32' Bayliner / Yacht Rental Providence RI
Waterfront 32' Bayliner / Yacht Rental Providence RI
525 S Water Street, Providence, RI

Located in Fox Point, this houseboat is within a 15-minute walk of Providence Children's Museum, Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital. Providence Performing ...

3.8/5Good! (5 reviews)
Check of another bucket list wish

"While you don’t leave the dock it’s quite an adventure."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2019

Waterfront 32' Bayliner / Yacht Rental Providence RI
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Providence

Providence Performing Arts Center
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Providence Performing Arts Center

See local and international acts performing live music, Broadway shows, stand-up comedy, circus and more at this enormous 1920s movie theater.

Roger Williams Park Zoo
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Roger Williams Park Zoo

Discover the many delights of this historic park, which features ponds, rolling landscapes and numerous attractions, including a museum, zoo and botanical gardens. 

Top activities in Providence

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Rhode Island
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Rhode Island

AU$14
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Rhode Island
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Rhode Island

AU$14
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Rhode Island
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Rhode Island

AU$14
Per adult
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Rhode Island
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Rhode Island

AU$14
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Rhode Island
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Rhode Island

AU$28
Per adult
Airport Transportation Providence,RI to Boston Logan airport
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Airport Transportation Providence,RI to Boston Logan airport

AU$265
Per adult

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