Providence, R.I. is one of our favorite places to visit. It is a renaissance city which has risen from its gritty past to offer a fun and sophisticated place to visit. For the first time visitor, taking a trolley tour is the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the city. Actually, even though we have visited many times, we decided to take a tour because we always go to the same areas and we wanted to go to areas we have never been before.
The tour is seasonal so be sure to check out their website to see if the tour is in operation. It doesn’t run in the winter for sure and actually stops quite early in the fall and starts at the end of spring.
You can get on the tour near the Biltmore Hotel which is especially convenient if you happen to be staying there. It is one of our favorite hotels and we were indeed staying there when we took this tour. The trolley stop is at the corner of Fountain and Eddy Streets.
Things you need to know:
They do not take reservations so you need to be there to get tickets.
They only accept cash so again, be prepared.
Tour last one hour.
What you will see:
Roger Williams Park-this is location of the Roger Williams Zoo
Federal Hill: Providence’s Italian neighborhood
Benefit Street: A mile of history
First Baptist Church in America
And much, much more.
Is this the most amazing tour I have ever taken? No however, it is very enjoyable and well worth doing even for a seasoned visitor, which I certainly am.