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Pocket Guide: Providence Brown University Hotels

Brown University is a prominent attraction in Downtown Providence, a walkable area known for being business-friendly. Unique for its university setting, this locale has a number of tantalizing choices for dining, drinking, and sipping a cup of coffee. You can experience some local theater, or enjoy the natural beauty of the parks. Staying at a hotel near Brown University makes it easy to explore all of the attractions in the greater Providence area.

More to see near Brown University

In addition to Brown University, there are many other activities and attractions in Providence. You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. The museums and theaters add a sense of refinement, while the historic sites and other landmarks offer local lore.

You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Kennedy Plaza, Memorial Park, and Waterplace Park. Explore nature at Warwick Pond, Gorton Pond, and J L Curran Fishing Area. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to Westminster Arcade, Providence Place Mall, and Brown University Bookstore. Alex and Ani City Center, Dunkin' Donuts Center, or East Providence Yacht Club will provide yet another welcomed diversion.

You can buy tickets to live performances at Providence Performing Arts Center, Trinity Repertory Company, and The Wilbury Theatre Group. At Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence Art Club, and John Brown House Museum, you'll learn about local culture. Learn about the local history at Market House, Governor Stephen Hopkins House, and Providence Athenaeum. Bank of America Tower, First Baptist Church of America, and First Unitarian Church of Providence are well-known local landmarks. Take a tour of campus around Rhode Island School of Design, Johnson and Wales University, or Brown University.

Hours of family fun are waiting at WaterFire Providence, Roger Williams Park Zoo, and Roger Williams Park Carousel Village. One of the most popular attractions in the area is the Roger Williams Park. Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Public Library, and Old State House are also favorite places to visit.

Getting to Brown University

Take a plane to Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green), located 6.9 miles (11.1 km) from Downtown Providence. It's the closest major airport to Brown University. At 25.6 miles (41.1 km), New Bedford, MA (EWB-New Bedford Regional) is the next closest airport. You can get off at Providence Station if you decide to take the train.