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Do i need to rent a car in Providence?

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Do i need to rent a car in Providence?

Hello, i am taking amtrak from NYC to providence. Do i need to rent a car in providence to go around town? i am interested in seeing some of the historic sites. Is the public transportation very convenient ? is it easy to get around from amtrak station to downtown of providence? i will probably have 1.5 days in the town. what do you recommend to see? thanks very much.

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1. Re: Do i need to rent a car in Providence?

No car needed. In fact you would waste a lot of valuable time looking for parking. And paying for it, too!

The train station is conveniently located downtown. You can walk to several hotels from it. There is a good mass transit system in Providence. See ripta.com for schedules. There are also plenty of cabs. But if you stay at a downtown hotel you can walk to much of the best the city has to offer.

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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2. Re: Do i need to rent a car in Providence?

wow. great! thanks for your helpful information.

Jamestown, Rhode...
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3. Re: Do i need to rent a car in Providence?

All the historic areas are walkable from downtown, and the station. If not, a quick cab ride will do.

4. Re: Do i need to rent a car in Providence?

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