Providence is a vibrant New England destination with a rich colonial history, a thrilling downtown culture and plenty of attractions to keep you and the family entertained. Along with being the state capital, it's the largest city in Rhode Island, spanning more than 25 square miles. That mean's you're going to need a Providence car rental to get around. Dollar Rent A Car currently has Providence discounts that can save you some big bucks. Get a mid-size SUV for only $33.99 per day. If you're staying longer, rent by the week for $189.99. And while you're in town, take advantage of these free activities:
Visitors can drive their Providence rental cars downtown to explore the rich culture of the city during Gallery Night. It's held on the third Thursday of the month from March through November and is free to the public. You'll tour 27 of the area's most popular venues, galleries, museums and art shops featuring works from local and international artists. If you arrive after November, you can still visit many of these galleries - most have free admission year-round and the Gallery Night organization provides free maps for self-guided tours. For a fee, you can sign up for a guided tour any time of year.
An evening at the Providence Children's Museum
A Providence car rental can get you to South Street, where you'll find the Providence Children's Museum. This institution offers free admission from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday thanks to donations from Metlife Family. You and the kids can explore the wide variety of hands-on exhibits and educational activities. Be sure to stop by the renowned Imagination Playground, a room filled with oversized foam blocks, wheels, cogs and tubes so the youngsters can build their own creations.