Trip to Providence
Top 5 things to do on a Providence trip
- Visit the Roger Williams Park Zoo
- Check out the Rhode Island State House
- Walk along Benefit Street
- Go to the Culinary Arts Museum
- See the John Brown House
You don’t have to be a Puritan to enjoy all that Providence offers.
When in Providence, the state capital of Rhode Island, you’re placed nearby many historic sites and museums such as the Rhode Island State House or the Culinary Arts Museum.
If you’ve never been to Providence, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring the history and culture it provides.
Numerous tours can help you navigate downtown and there are plenty of attractions from shopping along Federal Hill or exploring the Roger Williams Park Zoo.
Throughout Providence you’ll be able to marvel at its historic architecture, shop and dine downtown, visit museums, and much more.
We’ll try to help simplify your Providence trip by providing some our favorite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!
Transportation options in Providence
Our bus to Providence takes you to Canal Street between Smith Street and Park Row, in downtown Providence.
Learn more about our most popular routes to Providence.
Upon your arrival, getting around on your Providence trip will be a breeze. Besides downtown being easily walk-able, there are many transportation options.
Take advantage of Providence’s inter-city bus via RIPTA or the Providence Link Trolley.
Alternatively, taxis and Ubers are readily available as well.
Best places to stay in Providence
After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. Providence is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from, making a Providence trip accessible for any traveler.
The most lavish hotels in Providence would be the Hotel Dolce Villa or the Hotel Providence, putting you in a central location to many of the city’s sights.
Alternatively, many hotels such as the Super 8 Providence, Extended Stay Hotel Providence, or Airbnb's are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to Providence.
Nightlife in Providence
Because of the compactness of Providence, you’ll find plenty of nightlife options from bars to clubs, regardless of its size.
Offering an intimate atmosphere and extensive cocktail menu, make sure to visit The Magdalenae Room in DownCity.
If you’re looking for a speakeasy, look no further than Justine’s in Olneyville.
For late night eats, make sure to check out Wings and Things, known for their wings and 20 sauces.
For live music fans, Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel is an outstanding bar and venue to round out your Providence trip.
Where to shop on your Providence trip
Whether you’re seeking retail therapy or looking for a quirky souvenir from Thayer Street, Providence will be sure to meet your needs.
There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of the city.
The Providence Place Mall offers more traditional shopping, where you’ll find plenty of familiar retailers and luxury shops as well as a Dave and Buster’s.
For eclectic shopping, visit Thayer Street. Considered the artsy shopping area of Providence, you’ll find independent stores, restaurants, and more.
Make sure to check out Federal Hill, just west of downtown. Known as one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, you’ll find renowned Italian restaurants and an extensive number of specialty shops.
Best free things to do in Providence
- RISD Museum
- Rhode Island State House
- Providence Athenaeum
- Benefit Street
- Roger Williams Park
Even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their Providence trip. Many of the outdoor attractions are of no cost to you.
In addition, the RISD Museum offers a large variety of free art exhibitions to explore and Roger Williams Park presents beautiful views.
You can even soak in the culture on your trip to Providence by walking down Benefit Street, where it often will be buzzing with activity.
Benefits of taking a bus trip to Providence
- free Wi-Fi and personal power outlets
- free onboard entertainment with Megabus RIDE
- reserved seating
- fares starting at just $1*
When booking a Providence trip, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.
Look no further, because megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for traveling to Providence, with fares as low as $1*.
With the money you save on bus tickets to Providence, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming Providence trip.
Megabus serves more than 100 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your Providence trip.
This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of Providence.
On your Providence trip, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, reclining seats, free Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment subject to availability.
So if you’re planning on taking a Providence trip, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.