25 Ways to Beat the Heat in RI
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to reach the low 90s over the next couple of days, including on July 4.
To help you cool off, or at least get your mind off the heat, GoLocalProv has come up with 25 ways to beat the heat in Rhode Island.
From museums to waterparks and video games, the list includes activities for all ages.
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Visit Symposium Books
Visiting a bookstore is a great way to cool off and relax during this heat.
While you are there, pick up some new reading material, or a cool collector's item.
Symposium Books is an independent bookstore that offers unique socks, books, and other special gift ideas.
The store located at 240 Westminster Street in Providence.
Visit a Providence Waterpark
Beat the heat by visiting one of the many waterparks around Providence.
Parks and pools officially opened for the season on Monday, July 2.
Get in the water and cool down.
- Al Carrington Water Park – at Richardson Park, 64 Richardson Street, Corner of Richardson Street & Prairie Ave)
- Billy Taylor Water Park, 124 Camp Street, off Cypress Street
- Chad Brown Water Park, Chad Brown Street
- Sackett Street Water Park, 110 Sackett Street, across from Sackett Street Recreation Center
- Harriet & Sayles Water Park, 375 Sayles Street, corner of Harriet & Sayles Streets
- General Street Water Park, 11 West Drive, off Admiral Street
- George West Water Park, 1266 Chalkstone Avenue, corner of Chalkstone & Mt Pleasant Avenue
- Fargnoli Water Park, 945 Smith Street, close to Academy Avenue
- Fox Point Water Park – at Cabral Park, 505 Wickenden Street, next to Vartan Gregorian School
- Neutaconkanut Recreation Center Water Park, 675 Plainfield Street, near Killingly Street
- Wallace Street Park, 1 Wallace Street
- Pastore Park, corner of Knight Street and Tell Street
- Joslin Recreation Center, 17 Hyatt Street
Sip Wine and Paint at Paint and Vino
Forget about hot weatherby painting a picture of a tropical sunset at Pawtucket's Paint and Vino, Rhode Island's first paint and wine studio. Bring children for family paint events and parties, or leave them at home to enjoy complimentary "adult beverages" as you paint.
Perfect for date night, girls night out or a fun Friday night, Paint and Vino's classes run for 2 1/2 to 3 hours and a spot must be reserved.
Get a Workout in at Providence Fit Body Boot Camp
Don't let this warm weather keep you from getting in shape.
Head to Providence Fit Body Boot Camp and get in a good workout without having to worry about the heat.
Providence Fit Body Boot Camp writes, "Discover The Providence Fitness Boot Camp That Burns Twice The Fat, Gets You Fit And Challenges Your Body Every Time."
Go Karting at R1 Indoor Karting Entertainment Center
The R1 Indoor Karting Entertainment Center recently opened in Lincoln showcasing fast electric karts with top technology.
The karts can go up to 45MPH but they are “smart” karts, so you work you way up to that speed.
R1 features a “Junior” track for ages 6-15 and an “Adult” track, both with four-speed levels. All karts are electric and powered by green technology.
Play Mini Golf at Monster Mini Golf in Seekonk
Just over the border, Monster Mini Golf is a great way to beat the heat.
"Monster Mini Golf is a stimulating one-of-a-kind mini golf experience! Imagine 18 holes of glow-in-the-dark beaming blacklight mini golf surrounded by custom designed art and creative and animated props. We have combined wit, humor, and relatable pop-culture and history to create walls of artwork belonging to the town and state of the actual location," said the company on their website.
Eat Ice Cream at Brickleys
Brickley’s simply has to be one of the best ice cream shops in the state. Why else would anyone wait in the long lines that form on a hot summer afternoon?
This family-owned Mecca to all things creamy, sweet and delicious is a must-stop before the ride back home from the beach. This is old-fashioned ice cream at its best.
Spend Time at Biomes Marine Biology Center
Check out the cool Marine Biology Center in North Kingstown.
It is a great place for both adults and kids to enjoy.
"The Biomes Center is New England's only private marine education facility and the most hands-on aquarium in the region. We've been providing interactive marine biology programs for schools and families since 1989.
We specialize in teaching children and adults about the marine animals of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean," writes Biomes on their website.
Bounce Around at Launch Trampoline Park
Launch Trampoline Park just opened their new location on Bald Hill Road in Warwick.
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 during this heat.
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