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Sunday, July 31, 2016

 

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Believe it or not and as depressing as it is, summer in New England is almost over. There is only about a month left and if you have to move back to school or something similar then you may have even less. 

So with only a limited time left, maybe you are wondering what to do in the final weeks. GoLocalProv.com is here to help you out. 

SEE SLIDES BELOW: 25 Things to Do in New England Before the Summer Ends

From baseball games, to concerts, boat rides to block island, festivals, an restaurant weeks, GoLocal has your summer bucket list.

We're here to inspire you with activities that will cap off your perfect summer.

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Take a Walk Along Narragansett Beach 

Narragansett, RI

There are only so many beach days left in the summer. So while you can, take a stroll all the way from chair six to chair one as the waves crash along the shore.

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Take Part in the Worcester World Cup 2016 

Worcester, MA

The 2016 Wrocester World Cup is set to take place from Friday, August 10 to Sunday August 12. 

The Worcester World Cup more than a soccer tournament. It's a celebration of Worcester and a safe, friendly family event that people look forward to all year.

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Billy Joel at Fenway Park

Boston, Ma

The Piano Man himself Billy Joel brings his legendary music to Fenway Park  on August 18. This concert is a MUST see before the summer comes to a close. 

Billy Joel released his first hit song, arguably still his biggest hit, Piano Man in 1973 an since has become the 6th best selling recording artist and the third best selling solo artist in the United States. 

Joel was inducted into the  Songwriters Hall of  Fame in 1992 and then the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. 

In 2013, Joel received the Kennedy Center Honors, the countries highest honor for influencing American culture through the arts.

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PHOTO: Jeaneem/flickr

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Seeing a Movie at the Rustic Drive-In

North Smithfield

Regular theaters are open year around, but drive ins, like the Rustic, are not open for much longer.  Be sure to take advantage.

Call your friends, pack a picnic, and sit in your car as feature films are projected along giant outdoor screens.

The audio plays right through your radio, so be sure to turn the volume up high as you snack on your candy and popcorn. 

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Take a Cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington

New Hampshire

Lake Winnipesaukee offers some of the best scenery in all of New England and there is no better place to see it from then the M/S Mount Washington. 

A cruise would serve as a relaxing way to close out the summer. 

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PHOTO: Lake Winnipesaukee travel guide

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Zip Line in the Berkshires 

Looking for something new and exciting to end your sumer with? Head to the Berkshires and get yourself on a zip line, maybe even do a canopy tour. 

There are three different tour options, starting with the base area tour which lasts an hour or the Moutain Top or Valley Jump tour which takes three hours. Both of those are sure to shoot some adrenaline into your day. 

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Check out the RI International Film Festival 

The Rhode Island International Film Festival is set for August 9-14. 

The Festival features the best local films made with some of the best local talent. 

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Gibby's Dairy Farm

 Worcester, MA

Gibby's was named as one of the best ice cream places in all of Massachusetts in 2015 by Thrillist and it was the only ice cream place from Worcester on the list. 

Be sure to get to Gibby's Dairy Farm and treat yourself to some of the best ice cream in down. 

 

PHOTO: Gibby's

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Catch a PawSox Game at McCoy 

Pawtucket, RI

With summer coming to a close, that means that the PawSox are nearing the end of their season and if you have not gotten to a game at McCoy Stadium yet this year, then what are you waiting for? 

Baseball and summer nearly go hand in hand. 

Check here for their schedule.

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Eat Clam Cakes from George's of Galilee

Before the summer comes to a close, take in the beautiful views of the Block Island Sound enjoying the delicious clam cakes at George's of Galilee. 

George's of Galilee opened in 1948 and offers customers five different dining rooms, two floors and outdoor dining. Before you go, be sure to check the schedule for live entertainment that is taking place. 

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Worcester Restaurant Week

Worcester Restaurant Week 2016 is set to take place from Monday, August 1 to Saturday, August 13 and will feature more than 40 restaurants. 

Restaurant week allows people to sample food from a large variety of Worcester's restaurants without needing to worry about over spending. 

All participating restaurants lower their prices and create a special menu which offers a three- course meal for only $24.16

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Take a Harbor Tour of Newport

Newport

Odds are you’ve been down to historic Newport before, but you never learned about the seaside city through a guided harbor tour.

Fort Adams, century old churches, and lighthouses highlight the tour, with much more also in store. 

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See David Ortiz Before he Retires 

Boston 

Red Sox star David Ortiz is on the home stretch of his career and you need to make sure you get to Fenway to see him at least one more time. 

Sox only have about 20 home games left of the regular season. 

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Dine at Rooftop at the Providence G

Providence

Enjoy great views of the city from the roof at the revamped Rooftop at the Providence G. 

Dinner, drinks, live music and so much more will make for a great night out. 

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Hang out and Listen to Music on Federal Hill 

Providence

Enjoy a plate of pasta and glass of wine in DePasquale Plaza as live music plays every night from Monday to Sunday.

The combination of delectable food and soothing tunes create an ambiance you won’t want to leave. 

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Image courtesy of: Richard Benjamin

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Take the Ferry Block Island

Block Island

Hop aboard the Block Island Ferry for a quick ride out to this island destination.

As you pull into Old Harbor you’ll be greeted by the beach and shops, looking to extend your stay.

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Eat a Saugy at a Barbecue 

Rather than grilling up a traditional hot dog, cook a saugy over your charcoal grill.

They’re packed with flavor and may not even require ketchup, mustard, or relish on top. 

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Stay Overnight at Rose Island Lighthouse

Newport

Skip the hotel room and spend the night in Rose Island Lighthouse, much like a light keeper would. That would be quite a way to close out the summer. 

Located right by Newport’s Pell Bridge, you’ll be able to watch storms roll in and boats zip by. 

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Check out a Worcester Bravehearts Game 

Worcester, MA 

The Bravehearts are about to embark on another playoff run in hopes of defending their title. 

Get to a Bravehearts game and cheer them on and into the playoffs. 

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Explore the Cliff Walk

Newport

As you walk this 3.5 mile course, take a look towards land to witness the regal nature of Newport’s many mansions.

A short while later look out towards the sea, all while the salty ocean breeze crashes in with the waves. 

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Bike on the East Bay Bike Path

Barrington

Travel down this 14.5 mile long path that stretches from India Point Park in Providence down to Independence Park in Bristol.

The path connects many towns and provides waterside views nearly the entire way. 

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Visit Cape Playhouse Theatre 

Cape Cod

Taking a ride to Cape Cod and visit the oldest summer theatre in the country, Cape Playhouse. Cape Playhouse was first opened in 1927 by Raymond Moore. 

The theatre has been home to some of the biggest stars to ever grace a stage like Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart amongst others.

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Newport Vineyards 

Newport, RI

Newport Vineyards is one of the nicest places in the state and it is a must get to before the summer ends. 

Walk around the Vineyard, grab a glass of wine an enjoy the various entertainment that comes to the Vineyard on a dailyand weekly basis.

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Providence Flea 

Sunday is the first day of the Providence Flea taking place on 345 South Water St. in Providence. 

Head to the Flea to pick up some vintage finds, fashion, furniture, art, local artisans and much more. 

Click here for more information. 

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Waterfire 

Providence, RI

There are only so many Waterfires left and it's an event and experience that must be had over the summer. . 

Waterfire is Providence's signature event bringing in people from all over New England and the country to see it. 

A great night out for famillies and couples alike. 

 
 

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