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What are the major attractions in Providence?
If your trip to Providence is all sorted out but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.Explore the best that this city has to offer by adding Kennedy Plaza and Rhode Island State Capitol Building to your itinerary. If you have some spare time, have a look at Brown University and Roger Williams Park Zoo too.Not far from the city center, Providence Place Mall is one sight you might like to add to your must-see list. Providence Performing Arts Center and WaterFire Providence are also a stone’s throw away and worth taking the time to see.
What are the best road trip destinations near Providence?
Don’t just drive from point A to B. Get the most out of your rental car by making a detour to Newport. Just 25 miles from Providence, it features terrific attractions like The Breakers and Fort Adams State Park. Boston, 40 miles away, is another destination that’s worth the drive. Check out New England Aquarium and Museum of Science, two top-notch attractions in the area.
Where are the best beaches near Providence?
Beaches are ideal places to launch a kite. If the wind’s up, why not buckle the kids into the car and take a road trip to Oakland Beach? It’s 10 miles from Providence and is a wonderful place for some fun and games.
Where are the best convention centers near Providence?
If you want to get out and socialize with new people, signing up for an event at Rhode Island Convention Center is an excellent idea. You’ll find it 0.1 miles from Providence, so take a look at the conference calendar and see what grabs you.
What kind of rental car should I get for Providence?
Sure, you can make your way around Providence without renting a vehicle. But with so much to see and experience here, having one would definitely make your stay more comfortable. If you’re eager to get out of the city and into the countryside, opt for a car rental with a bit of power. A mid-size or full-size SUV will take you to the area’s cliffs in roomy comfort. Planning to spend the majority of your vacation in the city? A smaller car like a mini or compact will be your best bet. Maneuvering through narrow laneways and squeezing into tiny parking spaces will be easy in one of these.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Providence?
For some people, owning a prestige vehicle is a little (or a lot!) out of reach. But renting the car of your dreams can easily be a reality! Imagine tearing down the open road in a fancy sports car, even if it’s only for a few days. Or maybe you’re just after a trusty set of wheels to bring you safely from point A to point B. Extravagant or economical? Either way, there’s a rental car to suit your style in Providence.
Is it difficult to park in Providence?
Most of the time, finding a parking spot in Providence isn’t too difficult. If you’re planning to venture to one of the more popular sights in town, it’s a good idea to look at parking options before you set off.
Does Providence have peak-hour traffic?
As the population of Providence is around 179,200, you probably won’t have much difficulty with traffic congestion. That being said, downtown streets can get busy in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.
Are there speed limits in Providence?
Speed limits vary in the city of Providence, but generally range from 35mph to 65mph. Most residential zones have a maximum speed of 30mph unless stated otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Providence County?
More often than not, your chosen car rental company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact information to local authorities so they can send a fine to you directly.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Providence?
Like many places, standard cell phone usage is not permitted while driving in Providence. However, there is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just be sure to stay focused on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Providence?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when operating a vehicle in Providence is 0.08%. If you’re planning a big night out, leave your rental wheels behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Providence?
It’s a big no-no to turn on a red light in Providence. When you come across one, take the opportunity to enjoy a mindful moment until the light turns green.
Are seat belts compulsory in Providence County?
Seat belts are compulsory in Providence County. However, the rules may vary for certain vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.

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