Providence is the tiny capital city that packs a lot of punch. Thanks to Rhode Island’s proximity between Massachusetts and Connecticut, Providence is a quick one-hour drive from Boston or Hartford. Home to Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams University, the famous Rhode Island WaterFire events and one of the best Italian neighbourhoods in New England, Providence packs a lot of activity into a small space.
Flights to Providence arrive at TF Green International Airport, although many travellers might find cheaper Providence flights via Boston’s Logan Airport or Hartford’s Bradley International Airport. Once you’re in Providence however, the options are endless. Take in a Pawtucket Red Sox game (the Boston Red Sox’s minor league division) or catch a concert at the newly renovated Dunkin Donuts Convention Center. If your flight to Providence falls during the summer, enjoy the famous Providence WaterFire displays while dining at one of the many riverfront restaurants.
It’s likely you’ll meet a few budding entrepreneurs and aspiring artists on your Providence flight; the city is home to 12 colleges and universities, keeping the energy youthful and the nightlife buzzing.