Sunday, January 31, 2010;
Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Providence? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of Feb. 5-7.
Nonstop flights from BWI to Providence on Southwest start at $167 round-trip.
WHERE TO STAY
139 Mathewson St., 800-861-8990
Boutique hotel in a restored 19th-century building. Rooms from $159.
Hampton Inn & Suites
58 Weybosset St., 401-608-3500
Located in a historic building that at one point served as a chapel. Rooms from $109.
WHERE TO EAT
250 Westminster St., 401-421-3300
A sleek mix of bar, restaurant and coffee house. Pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads from $8.
121 Washington St., 401-274-2121
Menu focuses on local and seasonal ingredients. Dinner large plates from $16.
318 Broadway, 401-861-1770
Where the locals might direct you for breakfast. Try the coconut-crusted French toast ($7).
WHAT TO DO
Providence Public Library
150 Empire St., 401-455-8000
Visit the third-floor exhibit area to learn about the history of the library and other city buildings.
Providence Preservation Society
21 Meeting St., 401-831-7440
Feb. 6 is the group's annual winter bash, themed "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." Tickets $30.
Roger Williams National Memorial
282 N. Main St., 401-521-7266
Honors the founder of Providence and Rhode Island. Here you can buy the preservation society's downtown walking guide ($3.95).
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
1 Sabin St., 800-233-1636