Plan Your Trip to Providence

Just one hour from Boston and three hours from New York City, Providence is a capital city that is easily accessed but hard to forget. With a convenient, nearby airport, fast and reliable train service, and a straightforward bus system, exploring this great city and diverse region has never been easier.

For information on the Washington Bridge (I-195 Westbound) closure, including free ferry service between Bristol and Providence, visit the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) website.

GoProvidence Visitors Guide

Read through the latest issue of the GoProvidence guide to find out more about Providence and Rhode Island as a whole. Browse through its listings to plan where to stay and what to do while here.

Air Travel

The award-winning Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (PVD) is just 10 minutes away. The airport's InterLink hub offers convenient transportation options once here.

Directions & Parking In Providence

Downtown Providence is conveniently located off of Interstates 95 and 195, making a surprisingly...

Moving to Providence

Thinking about moving to the Providence area? Or are you new to the city or state? You'll find a wealth of information about what's going on in Providence and beyond throughout our website.

Providence Skyline Aerial View

Virtual Street Map

View our Providence street map with our easy-to-use "What's Nearby?" function. Locate attractions, hotels, shops and more. 


Find out what the weather will be like when you plan on visiting the Providence area.


There are many services and programs to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to discover Providence.

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Whether you're trying to stretch your Providence vacation budget with specials and promotions or find some free things to do, we've got the info for you!

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