Plan a Trip to Providence, RI — We’ll Drive
Nuzzled in beautiful New England, Providence, RI is one of the country’s oldest cities (that’s 1636 for the history buffs) and home to eight colleges and universities. But there’s way more to this city than just that.
Served by the Northeast Regional and Acela Express trains, Providence is easily accessible for big city dwellers looking for a little escape or locals just looking for something new. If you’re contemplating a getaway to Providence, read on to learn about some of the exciting things the city has to offer.
Arts and Culture
They don’t call Providence the Creative Capital for nothing. The RISD Museum, run by the top visual arts school in the country, is free every Sunday and each third Thursday evening. The Providence Children’s Museum will be sure to delight your little ones, while the free self-guided walking tour of Benefit Street will introduce you to this multicultural city’s fascinating history. Explore more Providence freebies and low-cost activities at goprovidence.com.
Food and Drink
Foodies rejoice! With the world-class culinary school Johnson and Wales located in the heart of the city, Providence has a big appetite for good eats. Here Restaurant Week lasts three weeks (this year it’s from July 9-22), which means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore the city’s diverse culinary landscape. Given its location, you’ll definitely want to sample what the Ocean State has to offer in the seafood department (we recommend trying the state’s famous clam chowder).
Comfort and Convenience
Getting to Providence is easy when you ride with Amtrak. It’s about a four hour ride from New York City and under an hour from Boston. And like with all Amtrak rides, travelers headed to Providence with us get to enjoy the perks of train travel, including free Wi-Fi, spacious legroom, comfy seats and the luxury of traveling with small pets.