- Dunkin Donuts Center
- Providence Performing Arts Center
- McCoy Stadium
- Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
- Providence Waterfire
- Roger Williams Park Zoo
- Trinity Repertory Company
- Providence Children's Museum
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Things to Do in Providence, Rhode Island
Seize the opportunity to experience the best of Providence, Rhode Island during your stay at Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel. We're situated just minutes away from the area's most compelling things to do, including family-friendly activities, local sports arenas and one-of-a-kind cultural attractions.
Shoppers visiting Rhode Island for the weekend should pack an extra suitcase; we're located just a short trip away from the endless retail options at Providence Place Mall. Our hotel is also offers proximity to Rhode Island's top universities and colleges, including Brown University and the University of Rhode Island.
Explore some of our favorite things to do in Providence, below, and begin planning your trip.
Roger Williams Park
Spend a leisurely weekend afternoon enjoying great views of downtown at Roger Williams Park. Situated in southernmost part of Providence, bordering on neighboring Cranston, this historic park was designed by Horace Cleveland in 1878, with construction being completed through the 1880s.
Located just an eight-minute drive from our hotel. 5mi
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Touring the grounds of Roger Williams Park Zoo is one of Providence's most family-friendly things to do. This unique zoo is home to over 100 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and more. Exhibits include: Africa, North America, Tropical America, Australasia, Marco Polo Trail and Wetland Trail.
Located just a 10-minute drive from our hotel. 5.6mi
Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Add visiting Rhode Island's only natural history museum to your list of compelling things to do while in Providence. While you are there, enjoy exciting interactive cultural and scientific exhibitions and make sure you don't miss going to a planetarium show.
Located just an 11-minute drive from our hotel. 5.8mi
Providence Children's Museum
Learn, play and discover at Providence Children's Museum. Recently renovated, the museum provides a full day of family fun with exhibits, activities and performances.
Locate just a 12-minute drive from our hotel. 7.8mi
Providence Performing Arts Center
Located in the heart of the arts and entertainment district, gather your family and friends together for an exciting night New England's second largest performing arts venue. On your next visit choose from an array of events for an enjoyable night from Broadway shows, plays, contemporary acts, concerts, or community events at Providence's main arts venue.
Located just a 13-minute drive from our hotel. 7.9mi
Trinity Repertory Theater
Located in downtown Providence, the Trinity Repertory Company season has something for everyone. Rhode Island's Tony Award winning theatre, the Trinity Repertory Company presents seven productions per year, including their signature spectacle, The Christmas Carol.
Located just a 13-minute drive from our hotel. 7.9 mi
Dunkin Donuts Center
Home to the AHL Providence Bruins and the Big East Providence College Men’s Basketball team, the Dunkin Donuts Center is New England’s premier multi-use entertainment arena. The center hosts a wide variety of sporting events, concerts, family shows, trade shows and more.
Located just a 13-minute drive from our hotel. 8mi
During the summer and early fall, take a romantic stroll along the Providence River as the night sky is lit up with over 100 smoldering cauldrons of burning wood that line the downtown river and can be seen from the paths of Waterplace Park and arched bridges along the river. Savor dinner at a downtown restaurant and enjoy the music and entertainment of this annual event. Held on select weekends from June - October.
Located just a 14-minute drive from our hotel. 8.8mi
Come enjoy a home game at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island home to the Pawtucket Red Sox or PawSox, the minor league baseball Triple-A affiliates of the Boston Red Sox.
- Adult ticket prices range from $11 for box seats to $7 for general admission
- Children (12 and younger) and senior citizen tickets are $5
Located just an 18-minute drive from our hotel. 13.5mi