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slides: Getting Out: 10 Ways to Thaw Out in New England

Friday, March 07, 2014


You know the saying about March, it comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. New England has endured some frigid temperatures these last couple months and now it’s time to prepare for what will happen when that last drop of snow melts.

Everyone is itching to enjoy that warm weather when it finally comes, so don’t get caught off guard when it finally does.

GoLocal will show you how to get those most out of those warm spring days in New England.


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Easton Beach

Rhode Island is the Ocean State for a reason. Instead of watching Netflix on a warm day take the short trip to Newport and spend the day on Easton Beach, Newport’s only ocean beach. After you soak up the sun, make sure you take advantage of Newport’s scenic Cliffwalk, take a walk through town and check out Newport’s little shops. 

Easton Beach: 175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI, 02840

Photo: Flickr/Blinkdaddy

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Roger Williams Park Zoo

Enjoy the outdoors by spending a day at Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the country. This 40 acre park is home to many exciting animals including, snow leopards, reptiles, birds and more. Roger Williams Park Zoo is great for families and kids of all ages. From October to March the zoo is open from 10am – 4am. From April to September the zoo is open from 10am-5pm. General admission adult tickets cost $14.95 and children (ages 3-12) cost $9.95. Click here for more information. 

Roger Williams Park Zoo: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI, 02907

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Water Place Park and Riverwalk

If you are looking for a scenic place to take a stroll in the warm weather, the Water Place Park and the Riverwalk are perfect places to spend a day or an evening in the heart of downtown Providence. The four acre park and scenic riverwalk are especially beautiful during Providence’s famous Waterfire, which begin at the end of May, but this area of Providence is beautiful all year round.

Water Place Park and Riverwalk: Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI, 02903

Photo: Flickr/hlkljgk

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India Point Park

India Point Park is the only location in Providence where the public can enjoy the broad expanse of the bay shoreline. India Point Park’s 3,600 foot shoreline is the perfect spot to ride your bike, enjoy water views and swing in the playground on those warm spring days. For more information, go here.

India Point Park: India Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Photo: Flick/David Hilowitz

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Boston Common

The Boston Common is the oldest park in the country and was the starting point of the Freedom Trail. So soak up some history and some rays as you spend the day at the Boston Common. Take a walk through the fifty acre park or sit by the Frog Pond, either way you’re sure to enjoy your time in the park. For more details, go here.

Boston Common: 131 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02111

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Step away from those warm soups and that hot chocolate, it’s finally frozen yogurt season. Head down to Thayer Street in Providence and custom make your own cup of froyo. There are tons of flavors and even more toppings to choose from. Need another excuse to indulge? Throughout March you get 15% off your purchase on Mondays. After you eat your frozen yogurt check out all of the shops Thayer Street has to offer. For more information, click here

Froyoworld: 219 Thayer Street, Providence, RI, 02906

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Swan Boats

Experience a Boston tradition by taking a ride on the famous swan boats while the weather is warm. These boats have been a part of the Boston tradition for over 130 years. Rides take place on the waters of the Boston Public Garden and mark the beginning of spring. The Swan Boats are open seven days a week weather permitting and only cost $3 for adults and $1.50 for children (ages 2-15). For more details, click here.

Swan Boats: 4 Charles Street, Boston, MA, 02116

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Six Flags New England

If you’re looking for a thrill this spring, Six Flags New England is where you will want to be once the weather is warm. Six Flags New England reopens on April 12th. This amusement park features their new New England SkyScreamer and many more thrilling rides. For those with a weak stomach there are also plenty of family and kid rides as well as a water park. To check out their other attractions, go here

Six Flags New England: 1623 Main Street, Agawam, MA, 01001  

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Looking for something to do on the weekends during those warm spring days? Starting in mid-April, you can enjoy all of the attractions at Adventureland Family Fun Park. This park is fun for adults and children and features mini-golf, batting cages, bumper boats and go-karts. Check out their website for pricing information. Click here for more details.

Adventureland: 112 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island, 02882 

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George’s of Galilee

More than just great food and drinks, George’s of Galilee offers a beautiful atmosphere with a location that overlooks the waterfront on the Block Island Sound. The perfect place to spend a warm day, this restaurant serves award winning dishes and fresh local seafood. Check for updates on live entertainment and other special events occurring on their covered deck. For more details, go here

George’s of Galilee: 250 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett, RI, 02882


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