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Providence

Visting Providence

  • Fly direct from Cork to Boston/ Providence Green Airport with Norwegian Airlines
  • Founded in 1636, Providence is one of the oldest cities in the United States
  • Providence is about 70 minutes by car, or 50 minutes by train from Boston
  • The city is geographically compact, allowing for easy exploration on foot or by bicycle
  • Providence features an eclectic mix of classical federal, victorian, modernist and post-modern architectural styles
  • It has an ethnically diverse population, with several neighbourhoods featuring culture and foods from Italian, Portugese, Central American and Asian communities
  • The biggest shopping outlet in Massachusetts, Wrentham Shopping Outlets, is just 20 minutes from Providence by taxi
  • Downtown Providence Place shopping mall offers more than 170 shopping, dining and entertainment options

Things To Do In Providence

Marble House
Former summer home to the famously wealthy Vanderbilt family. One of the earliest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in the USA, several movies and TV series have filmed here

Touro Synagogue
The oldest existing U.S. synagogue, founded in 1763, this Palladian-style building is still open for tours and services

Providence Place
Mall with more than 170 shopping, dining and entertainment options including Macy's, Nordstrom, GAP, Abercrombie & Fitch, Apple, Tiffany & Co, Apple and American Eagle

John Brown House
Explore the cultural and social history of early America told through guided & audio tours at the first mansion ever built in Providence

Birds Eye View
Take a helicopter tour and see the historic mansions, the lighthouses dotting the coastline or the cityscape of Providence below you

 

 

Governor Stephen Hopkins House
Museum and former residence of Stephen Hopkins, a governor of Rhode Island and signatory of the Declaration of Independence

Lincoln Woods State Park
Family-friendly park with a beach for swimming, fishing & kayaking plus trails for biking & horses

East Bay Bike Path
This scenic paved trail stretches almost 15 miles from India Park Point along the shoreline of Narragansett Bay

Providence Children's Museum
Hands-on creative learning environment with active programs & a focus on play for young children

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
The impressive artifacts displayed here is mostly of Native North American origin, though the museum also contains significant material from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East & Asia

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