Private jet charter and flights to Providence, Rhode IslandTake a couple of esteemed academic institutions, a rich colonial heritage and a modern downtown with thriving arts and culinary scenes and you have unpretentious Providence. The capital of the countryâ€™s smallest state embraces its past as a city founded on liberty and religious freedom. A stoneâ€™s throw from Boston, Cape Cod and rural New England, Providence makes a fantastic yet often overlooked stop on any New England adventure. Experience it all: request a private jet charter quote to Providence with Air Charter Service.
Providenceâ€™s beating heart is its lively downtown neighbourhood, also known as Downcity. This easily walkable district is where youâ€™ll find the majority of businesses, the City Hall and the Rhode Island State House, alongside the numerous dining, cultural and entertainment venues youâ€™d expect to find in a city of this scale. One of the areaâ€™s real highlights is Waterplace Park, which would be a must-visit for its beautiful riverside walkways and pretty bridges alone but is also prized for its part in the cityâ€™s signature WaterFire event. On select evenings between May and November, up to 100 fires burn in over-water braziers along a stretch of three downtown rivers in a spectacular display accompanied by music from around the globe.
As its name suggests, College Hill is where youâ€™ll find Providenceâ€™s two most prestigious academic establishments: Ivy League college Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Centred on two parallel streets, Thayer and Wickenden, this region is the epicentre of the cityâ€™s youth culture thanks to the numerous students that live and study here. Thayer Street in particular is a lively hub of independent stores, locally-owned restaurants and ultra-cool bars.
Many areas of Brown University are open to the public and you can join a tour led by a current student or take a self-guided exploration. Points of interest include the Van Wickle Gates, the John Hay Library and the Main Green, which is part of the original 18th-century campus. Located east of Brown one block from the riverâ€™s east bank, RISD is one of the worldâ€™s best art and design universities. The adjacent RISD Museum is a must-see for those interested in the arts, along with the many art installations scattered through Downcity and its surroundings.
College Hill is also one of the cityâ€™s most celebrated National Historic Districts. Along a mile of the neighbourhoodâ€™s Benefit Street, you can witness modest houses and grand mansions sitting side by side, along with eclectic architecture from colonial to Victorian. For a glimpse of 18th- and 19th-century life in Providence, visit John Brown House, Stephen Hopkins House â€“ one of the oldest remaining buildings in the city â€“ and the Providence Athenaeum, which was once visited by the writer Edgar Allan Poe.
To the southwest of Downcity, beyond the historic Italian enclave of Federal Hill, lies the 427-acre Roger Williams Park. Often touted as one of the finest urban parks in the United States, it plays host to the cityâ€™s Natural History Museum, a zoo and miles of walking and biking trails. The land was once a simple family farm and today visitors can see the original farmhouse, Betsy Williams Cottage, within the park.
Whether you wish to stay in one of Downtownâ€™s modern luxury hotels, an old-world grande dame, a chic boutique property or a charming 19th-century mansion, Providence certainly doesnâ€™t disappoint. Thereâ€™s a wide selection of acclaimed accommodation, ranging from sophisticated boltholes sitting in the shadow of the Rhode Island State House to quintessentially â€˜New Englandâ€™ guesthouses.
The closest major international airport to Providence is Bostonâ€™s Logan airport, approximately 50 miles away. More convenient options include a number of state and regional airfields such as the Theodore Francis Green Memorial State Airport which is just 10 miles from Downtown. Simply contact our team and weâ€™ll arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Providence.