Founded in 1636, Providence, RI is one of the oldest cities in the country and one of the most beautiful. Furthermore, it is the third-largest city in the New England area after Boston and Worcester. There is so much to do and take in that you will find it impossible to be bored in Providence.
Start your trip with a tour of this historic city through either Providence River Boat Company or Rhode Island Experience. Next you’ll want to check out the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art. If the kids are along, then definitely stop by the Roger Williams Park Zoo to see all the different animal species from around the world. Next, take the family to the Providence Children’s Museum; it’s a gem! The Culinary Arts Museum is also a must while you’re in Providence. Still looking for some sightseeing and history? Walk down Benefit Street as this cobblestone road has so much history crammed into it and has one of the highest concentrations of Colonial buildings in the country. For a unique evening experience, go to the WaterFire festival along the riverfront where “floating” bonfires are lit at sunset with accompanying live music and shopping. Don’t feel the need to schedule either while you’re here, just take a walk and explore the city! Also try some of these great finds that are sure to make your meal extra enjoyable: Waterman Grille, Los Andes, Siena Restaurant, Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, Café Nuovo, or Gracie’s.
Looking to get out and explore what else is in and around Providence? Your first stop should be Newport! It’s absolutely stunning! Boasting gorgeous homes of former business titans, it is no wonder the some of the wealthiest families have summered here. Most of these homes have been turned into museums and are open to the public for tours. This city also has a vast history in the sport of sailing and it’s almost a guarantee that there is some kind of event going on every weekend. Also just 30-minutes away from Providence is New Bedford, MA, which historically was a whaling town and now has an emerging art community. Block Island, RI is another great day trip! Hop on the ferry at Point Judith and explore this rugged New England treasure on foot or by bicycle. There are plenty of bike rental shops once you get off the ferry or you can even rent a moped.
There are so many different options of where to stay when traveling to Providence. Firstly, you can use our site to find the perfect vacation rental to fit your needs and budget. With so many different kinds of properties (from houses to condos or apartments), there’s something for everyone. Plus, traveling to a new place and getting to try out living there is an amazing experience. However, if hotels are your preferred option, don’t worry, there are plenty of great choices in prime locations all over the city. There are some brand hotels, like Marriott, Hilton, Hampton Inn, and Renaissance. Also consider staying at the Dean Hotel or Hotel Dolce Villa.
Looking for a vacation rental in Providence? Tripping.com has 140 vacation rental homes available in Providence. You'll find 0 studios, 98 1-bedroom, 26 2-bedroom and 16 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Providence is $181 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Providence home is $700.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 23 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Providence. In addition to accommodating pets, Providence rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 91 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 70 have TV and/or cable and 25 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 6 vacation rental sites in Providence where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor. There are 42 HomeAway rentals, 32 Booking.com short term rentals and 29 TripAdvisor vacation rentals.