Providence is the capital of Rhode Island and was established by Roger Williams after he was banished from Plymouth Colony in the 1630s. It is located at the head of Narragansett Bay on the Providence River and is a busy seaport. Many colonial buildings, such as churches, residences, and public buildings can be explored. The city is also famous for its jewelry-making, silverware, and textiles and has an outstanding reputation for fine dining.
When to visit ProvidenceThe average daily July temperatures are around 82ºF, which make summer a good time to visit. The average daily January temperature is around 37ºF but the number of attractions on offer means that there's plenty to do indoors as well.
How to get to ProvidenceT.F. Green State Airport (PVD) lies 8 miles south of the city. It is also known as Theodore Francis Green State Airport. There are ferry links to Newport and Block Island, a popular summer resort. You can also travel to Providence by Greyhound or another bus company, with the bus station outside the city center. There are also Amtrak services that end at Providence station near the State House.
Providence attractionsThere are plenty of historical attractions in Providence including prestigious Brown University and you can walk the streets soaking up the architecture. Near the river and across from the Rhode Island State House is Courtyard Providence Downtown, one of the city's best-known 3-star hotels. In amongst the history a romantic time can be had in Providence with a cruise on a Venetian gondola and a stay in one of the city's Romantic hotels. You can also find great food in many Providence restaurants. For those visitors with business at the convention center the Westin Providence makes a convenient stopover and Waterplace Park a good place to relax.
Where to stay in ProvidenceHotels.com offers the best hotel deals in Providence whether you are inclined to stay in a motel or are looking for good value downtown hotels as well as the usual chains such as Marriott hotels.