Are you ready for some playoff football? Consider the pluses of playing in Providence. The accessible capital city features fast, convenient rail service (MBTA) that runs directly to Gillette Stadium, affordable hotel options, and plenty of downtime diversions. Save some money for seats. Providence is a winning - and cost effective - call.
Rhode Island boasts one of the region's easiest and most convenient airports in award-winning T.F. Green, located just 10 minutes from downtown Providence. The airport was recently named one of the best airports in the country by Conde Nast Traveler and the convenient InterLink station provides fast rail service to downtown Providence and Gillette Stadium.
Providence and the surrounding communities offer a wide-range of accommodation options for the visiting fan. Avoid the challenge flag from your friends and family. Check out our detailed hotel section for precisely the right call.
No matter which team colors you sport, local hotels are rolling out the red carpet. Enjoy the "Sports Fan Escape" package at the Providence Marriott Downtown, featuring breakfast for two, a bucket of beer, a free appetizer in the Bluefin Lounge, and shuttle transportation to the Amtrak station prior to the game.
Elsewhere, the Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel boasts a $129 special rate with free parking, free shuttle to the train station at TF Green Airport and half-off of their breakfast. Ask for the "Patriots Train Rate". Talk about winning plays.
Also in Warwick, the Crowne Plaza Hotel is offering their "Tailgate To Go" package. This offer is valid January 15 - 19 and includes complimentary parking and WiFi, shuttle service to the train to Gillette and popcorn, candy and Gatorade for their "tailgate".
Providence, Rhode Island has earned a national reputation as an emerging culinary destination. So if you're planning on dining while in town (and why wouldn't you?), there are plenty of places in the area that are a winning choice.
For more upscale meals, New Rivers, Café Nuovo, Gracie's, birch, and Bacaro are some of the best restaurants in the region.
If your stay is extended, be sure to experience Providence Restaurant Weeks, which is running now through January 24. With more than 70 participating restaurants, Providence Restaurant Weeks allows hungry diners to try some of the best cuisine in the country, while keeping your bank account out of the "red zone."
Lastly, while you are at Gillette, take advantage of the fantastic shopping and entertainment opportunities at Patriot Place. Featuring brand new stores, tempting dining and the exhilarating Hall at Patriot Place experience, it's a winning season all year long.