WordCamp Providence will be held at the University of Rhode Island’s Feinstein Providence Campus (80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903) located in the historic Shepard Building in the heart of downtown Providence, between Washington and Westminster Streets.
Here is information on travel and accommodations.
Hotels within walking distance of WordCamp Providence
Hotel Providence: http://www.hotelprovidence.com
Biltmore Hotel: http://www.providencebiltmore.com
Hampton Inn and Suites: http://www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com
Omni Providence: http://www.omnihotels.com/
Marriott Courtyard Providence Downtown
(note: this is the Courtyard Marriott, not the Providence Marriott): http://www.marriott.com
Hilton Providence: http://www.hilton.com
Driving Directions to WordCamp Providence (URI Campus)
Driving North on I-95: Take Exit 22A, proceed to light and turn right onto Francis Street. Take another right onto West Exchange Street to the Rhode Island Convention Center garage.
Driving South on I-95: Take Exit 22A, proceed forward from light onto Memorial Drive and take first right onto Exchange Street. Take another right onto Exchange Terrace, follow Exchange Terrace onto West Exchange Street to the Rhode Island Convention Center garage.
Driving from Route 10: Take the Downtown exit, then follow the directions listed above.
Driving from Route 6: Take the Dean Street exit, bear left off exit ramp, and take immediate first right onto West Exchange Street to the Rhode Island Convention Center garage.
Coming from T.F. Green Airport
Options: You can get to downtown Providence on either RIPTA busses, local commuter train, or Amtrak as well as by taxi or rental car.
For information and schedules:
RIPTA busses: You can take a bus to downtown Providence Kennedy plaza or take a bus to Washington/Matthewson Street in Providence.
http://www.pvdairport.com/get-here/buses or call (800) 244-0444
MBTA commuter train: This train arrives in downtown Providence at the Amtrak station.
http://www.mbta.com/ or call (800) 392-6100
http://www.amtrak.com/ or call (800) USA-RAIL
Car rental and Taxi information:
Taking the ferry from Long Island
From Eastern Long Island:There is a ferry operating from Orient, NY at the eastern end of Long Island which comes into New London, CT.
http://longislandferry.com or call (631) 323-2525
From mid Long Island: There is a ferry operating from Port Jefferson, NY which comes into Bridgeport, CT
http://www.88844ferry.com/Home.aspx or call (888) 44FERRY or (888) 443-3779
There’s meter parking and parking garages throughout the area but if you park in the Rhode Island Convention Center garage, we will have $10 parking coupons available for you at the registration desk (saving $8 off the regular parking price).
Walking Directions from Parking Garage
After exiting the parking garage, go around to the front of the convention center. The Providence Journal building will be across Sabin Street, a 1-way going right. Cross the street and pass to the right side of the Providence Journal building and then cross Fountain Street, a 1-way going left. Then walk down Matthewson Street which will be straight ahead. There’ll be large parking lot on your left. At the other end of the parking lot is Washington Street. Turn left on Washington and continue down to #80 Washington St. on your right.
Walking from Public Transit
From Kennedy Plaza Bus Station: Walk toward City Hall and take the road that goes to the right of City Hall, Washington St. Continue on Washington St. to #80 Washington St. It will be on the left.
From Amtrack/MBTA Providence train station: Walk down the hill on Exchange St. past the tall blue and yellow and white buildings and continue across the river. Go one more block to City Hall Park. Cut across City Hall Park past the large fountain toward City Hall and follow the directions from Kennedy Plaza above.