Centrally located, the Providence/Warwick area is the gateway to Southern New England - a hub of culture, scenic beauty, history and entertainment can be found throughout Rhode Island, nearby Massachusetts, and Connecticut.  The following destinations are within an hour from Providence and Warwick:

Newport, RI

Combining natural beauty with man-made glamour, Newport is a great place to spend the day.  The city is famous for the 19th century "Gilded Age" summer cottages, which rival the palaces of Europe.  The three-mile Cliff Walk begins at Memorial Boulevard and overlooks stunning ocean vistas on one side and the famous mansions on the other.  The "yachting capital of the world" offers harbor cruises, museums, plentiful art galleries, shops and restaurants.  

Block Island, RI

Block Island is known for its unspoiled beauty.  Experience gorgeous, serene beaches, fresh water ponds, walking and hiking paths.   The bustling harbor with its charming Victorian shops, inns and restaurants is a favorite.  The ocean attracts sailors and windsurfers from all over the country.  Accessible by ferry and by air, Block Island is not to be missed. 

Boston, Mass.

Cultural, diverse, distinctive, exciting -- Boston puts centuries of history at your feet.  Known as the "walking city," Boston is where old-world charm meets contemporary style and sophistication.  Stroll along the cobblestone streets, then dance the night away at the city's hottest clubs.  Spend the day with the Boston Red Sox and the evening with the Boston Pops - only about 45 minutes from Providence, a visit to Boston is part of the quintessential New England experience.

Cape Cod, Mass.

This seaside paradise, only about an hour away from Providence, is a world-class destination all year long.  White sand beaches, scenic winding roads, dunes, nature reserves, antique shops, and galleries ... you're sure to fall in love!

Fall River, Mass.

This former major textile center is now the spot for factory outlet shopping in Massachusetts.  About 20 minutes from Providence, the once-thriving port town harbors Battleship Cove, home to several museums and the battleships USS Massachusetts and the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., and a World War II attack submarine.  

Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Conn.

Foxwoods Resort & Casino is the largest resort casino in the world, with more than 315,000 square feet of gaming space in a complex that covers 4.7 million square feet.

Experience a world of first-class gaming, upscale shopping, elegant dining and star-studded entertainment.  Indulge in spa treatments or hit the links for a round of golf. 

Mystic, Conn.

For those who love the ocean, Mystic is not to be missed.  Mystic Seaport is our country's leading maritime museum, guardian of the largest collections of boats and sea-related photography in the world. The Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration offers up close views of rare aquatic life, supported by a team of highly dedicated marine animal research experts.  For a quick bite, be sure to stop into Mystic Pizza, the restaurant made famous in the Julia Roberts movie. 

Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Conn.

Mohegan Sun is a world-class gaming and entertainment destination.  Renowned for exceptional service, hospitality and excitement, Mohegan Sun offers some of the region's finest dining, hotel accommodations, live entertainment and retail shopping. It also hosts the fabulous Kids Quest/Cyber Quest family entertainment facility, a luxurious day spa, convention event center and meeting facilities, and major sporting events.