slides: 25 Things to do When It’s Below Zero in New England
Sunday, February 14, 2016
It is going to be FREEZING this weekend. With the wind chill, the National Weather Service says the temperature could drop as low as -25 degrees.
So what do you possibly do when it is this cold out?
GoLocal has assembled a list of things to keep you busy and to keep the time passing by.
See the 25 Things to do When It's Below 0 Slideshow
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Related Slideshow: 20 Things to do When It’s Below Zero in New England
Need to let your kids get all their cooped up energy out? A trampoline park should do it.
With dodgeball, basketball, foam pits and more, indoor trampoline parks have something to offer people of all ages. Whether you want to bring a group of children for the day, or sign up a group of adults for some "xtreme" dodgeball, trampoline parks can be a great change of pace and a fun way to try something new.
Hit Twin River Casino for the Day or Night
Just because it’s freezing outside, it doesn't mean you shouldn't try to run hot at the Casinos. Twin River is a fun place to spend the day or night, whether your game is Texas Hold 'Em poker or the slot machines.
If your not a gambler, there are great restaurants, shows and plenty of other sites to be seen for your enjoyment.
Have a Romantic Night at The Spiced Pear in Newport
Have that low key romantic night you and your significant other have been trying to plan.
The Spiced Pear in Newport was rated by Travel Advisor as one of the most romantic restaurants in Newport.
The Spiced Pear is located at 117 Memorial Blvd.
Catch Up on GoLocal LIVE
Launched in February of 2017, GoLocal LIVE has done over 1,000 interviews including everyone from Governor Gina Raimondo to music stars like Billy Gilman.
Did you miss an interview? Use this frigid weather as an opportunity to catch up.
To see interviews that you may have missed, click here.
Go to a Movie at Cinemaworld in Lincoln
Much like when it rains, the frigid cold is a great time to go see a flick. There are some great ones out, like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and others.
The benefit of going to Cinemaworld in Lincoln is if you get out of the movie and your not up to going back out into the cold, there is an arcade and restaurant just across the hall.
Make a day of it at the movies.
Order Pizza From Caserta's
It's too cold to go out and eat and with your luck, you will probably be seated near the door, which would just be a miserable experience.
Therefore, order out and have the place deliver. Caserta's Pizza always does the trick.
However, when you open the door for the person, you may need a jacket.
Go Rock Climbing at Rock Spot Climbing
Get a bit adventurous and go to one of the several indoor rock climbing facilities around the region.
Whether you choose Rock Spot Climbing in Rhode Island, Carabiner's in Massachusetts, or Vertical Dreams in New Hampshire, it's fun, and it will serve as a work out as well.
Rock Climbing gyms can be found here.
Start a New Hobby by Visiting Time Capsule
It gets boring doing the same old things over and over. The frigid cold weather is a perfect time to try something new.
Maybe it collecting something or scrapbooking, whatever it is, make it something fun and something you can be passionate about doing.
The Time Capsule in Cranston is a great place to start
If you need some ideas, click here.
With the warmth of summer as your motivation, use the freezing weather to get in shape for the beach.
If your up for braving the cold, head to Providence Fit Body Boot Camp, or if your not up for going out, there are plenty of things you can do in the comfort of your own home.
For more on fitness, check out Fit For Life.
If You Are Traveling Around..
If you are going to be out and about, be sure that your car is equipt with emergency equipment just in case. If it is not, load it up.
Emergency Check List:
Flashlight with extra batteries
Charged cellphone and automobile charger
Basic first aid kit
Blankets or sleeping bags
Extra clothes (including rain gear, boots, mittens, socks)
High-calorie non-perishable foods (dried fruits, nuts, canned food)
Manual can opener
Container of water
Windshield scraper and brush
Shovel Sand, road salt, or cat litter for traction
Tire chains or traction mats
Basic tool kit (pliers, wrench, screwdriver)
Battery jumper cables
Brightly colored cloth to use as a flag
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