slides: Getting Out: Spring Break Without Breaking Your Budget
Friday, February 28, 2014
What spring break unfortunately ends up being you curled up in your bed binge watching Netflix with a bowl of popcorn.
If you don’t have the finances to afford a cruise to the Bahamas (let’s face it, not many colleges kids do) but do not want to waste your week off watching television, there are plenty of things you can do in New England to occupy your time. So stop crying over the fact that you probably won’t be able to wear that new bathing suit you bought and get ready to have some affordable fun.
Getting Out: Spring Break without Breaking your Budget
1st Annual 4B Festival
The Old Swimsuit Factory
1175 State Street, New Haven, CT, 06511
Vacations are all about the drinks and the food. New Haven’s 1st 4B Festival will make you happy you stayed in Connecticut for Spring Break. This festival, which is the largest indoor festival in Connecticut, features brews, bacon, bourbon, and barbecue, everything you need to get your mouth watering. Don’t miss this festival on March 22nd from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Tickets are available online and are $75 and include a 4B souvenir glass. Tickets for designated drivers are $15. Tickets and more information can be found here.
The Flying Monkey
39 South Main Street, Plymouth, NH, 03264
One of the best things about going on a cruise is the non-stop entertainment on the cruise ship. However, you don’t need to be on a moving ship so enjoy live entertainment. Paula Poundstone will be performing her hilarious comedy show at The Flying Monkey in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Famous for her sharp wit and spontaneity, Poundstone will keep you laughing throughout her entire show. She will be performing at The Flying Monkey on March 15th at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $27.50 and can be ordered online.
Dine Out Boston
Enjoy resort quality food at a fraction of the cost during Boston’s Restaurant week. From March 16th to the 21st and March 23rd to the 28th restaurants throughout the city of Boston will be offering special lunch and dinner menus at discounted prices (Lunch $15/$20/$25 * Dinner $28/$33/$38). Check out what each restaurant is offering at www.dineoutboston.com
Boston Brew Tours
Pick up Location: Starbucks located on 443 Bolyston Street, Boston, MA, 02116
Spend your day experiencing the rich history Boston has to offer while sampling beer from some of Boston’s most popular breweries. Boston Brew Tours is the only beer tour in Boston that offers daily tours to Boston’s best breweries, brewpubs and bars. You can even craft your very own tour. Each tour includes 12 or more different craft beers, a lunch and beer tasting, entrance fees to all of the breweries and round-trip transportation. Book your tour here.
Lola’s Tequila Bar
Lola’s Tequila Bar and Cantina
525 South Water Street, Providence, RI, 02903
The nachos and margaritas at Lola’s tequila Bar and Cantina will have you feeling like you’re in the heart of Mexico. What is even better is that every Wednesday you can make your own personal $3 nacho plate and belt your heart out while singing karaoke from 9pm to 1am. Check their website for more info and special events.
Comedy Connections RI
Comedy Connections Rhode Island
39 Warren Avenue, East Providence, RI, 02914
On March 21st and 22nd get your tickets to come see Brody Stevens at Comedy Connection. Brody Stevens is the executive producer and star of the Comedy Central TV Series “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!” and has been a guest on Conan, Chelsea Lately and much more. Order tickets for the show here, and check out what other comedians are coming to Comedy Connections in March.
Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI, 02903
During spring break if you can’t make it all the way to Broadway you can see one of Broadway’s most popular musicals at the Providence Performance Arts Center. Mamma Mia! will be playing at PPAC on March 14th through the 16th. Over 50 million people have fallen in love with the music and story of Mamma Mia, and this spring you can be one of them. Get your ticket at http://www.ppacri.org/events/detail/mamma-mia.
2014 Flamenco Festival
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
Just because you can’t make it to Spain this spring break doesn’t mean you can’t take part of one of Spain’s most prized traditions. On March 8th and 9th the 2014 Flamenco Festival comes to Boston’s Berklee performance Center. This star-studded event features Antonio Canales one of Spain’s most powerful flamenco dancers of all time. Tickets prices vary from $39 to $79 and can be found here.
175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI, 02840
Rhode Island is the Ocean State for a reason. Instead of flying to a beach take the short trip to Newport and spend the day on Easton Beach, Newport’s only ocean beach. Newport is a perfect spot to soak in the sun, go shopping, or get a little more adventurous on the Cliff Walk.
Saturday Night Special
103 Dike Street, Providence, RI, 02909
On March 8th at 9pm you can come to the Fête in Providence for a night full of salsa dancing and Latin music. Originally from Santo Domingo, salsa legend El Canario will be in Providence for one night only. Top dance companies will be performing and El Canario will be accompanied by a full orchestra of talented musicians. Get a taste of Latin flavor right in Providence. Click here for tickets or more information on this special event.
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