Rhode Island December 21, 2017
You Must Visit These 9 Awesome Places In Rhode Island This Winter
You don’t have to stay cooped up indoors during a cold Rhode Island winter. Take some advice from your Mom and go outside and play! There are some amazing things here in the Ocean State that make winter the best season. We’ve compiled a list of a few of our favorites.
1. Snow Tubing at Yawgoo Valley - Exeter
There's nothing like the thrill of zooming down a snow-covered hill on a giant tube. A 50-minute session is $15, and you must be at least 42 inches tall. (220 Yawgoo Valley Road, Exeter, RI 02822)
2. Save The Bay Seal Watch Tours - Westerly
From November through April, Save The Bay hosts seal watching cruises out of Newport and Westerly. These educational tours get you up close and personal with seals visiting Narragansett Bay, and are great family fun. (8 Broad Street, Westerly, RI 02891)
3. The Providence Bruins
The excitement and thrills of AHL Hockey are right in our backyard! Be sure to catch a P Bruins game at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence this winter. You can find great ticket specials on their website, providencebruins.com.
4. Winters Farmers Market - Pawtucket
At Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, they host a Winters Farmers Market that would make a summer roadside stand blush. Get farm fresh goodies at the largest indoor market in New England, every Saturday from 9 AM until 1 PM, November through April. (1005 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI)
5. The Providence Children's Film Festival - Providence
Every February, The Providence Children's Film Festival brings people together to discuss independent and international films. It's a lot more than movies for kids!
6. Biomes Marine Biology Center - North Kingstown
Another great indoor activity is a visit to Biomes Marine Biology Center in North Kingstown. It's New England's only private marine education facility, and is incredibly hands-on and interactive. Learn all about the marine animals in Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic every day from 10 AM until 5 PM. (6640 Post Road, North Kingstown, RI)
7. Ice Skating in Downtown Providence
Move over New York, we've got our own city ice skating rink in Providence at the Alex & Ani City Center in Kennedy Plaza. From November to March, admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Skate rentals are available. (2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI)
8. College Basketball
Rhode Island boasts three amazing college basketball teams. Be sure to check out a Providence College Friars, URI Rams, or Rhode Island College Anchormen men's or women's game for unbeatable excitement!
9. Free Days at RISD Museum - Providence
Winter is a great time to explore our local museums. The Rhode Island School of Design is known for producing some of the best artists in the world, and the RISD Museum is a hidden gem in Providence. Take advantage of free days every Sunday all winter from 10 AM until 5 PM, and also the third Thursday evening of each month from 5 PM unitl 9 PM. (20 North Main Street, Providence, RI)
These are just 9 of the awesome places to visit in Rhode Island when the weather turns cold. We know there are many more, what are some of your favorite winter activities?