Although it rarely rains when you’re on vacation, it sometimes happens to be one of those days where outdoor activities are not your first choice. Here are some great options to consider.
Enjoy the Shopping Malls!
Providence Place Mall
Has lots of great Department Stores, Restaurants such as Dave and Busters, and Entertainment. www.providenceplace.com
There is something for every one at Warwick Mall! The best in women’s, men’s, and children’s fashions, a full array of dining and entertainment choices at the Carousel Food Court, full-service restaurants, and movie theaters. At Warwick Mall there is always free parking and a multitude of events, sales, and shows. www.warwickmall.com
Visit a museum!
Biomes Marine Biology Center
Biomes Marine Biology Center is Southern New England’s only private aquarium and education center. Providing hands-on marine biology programs for schools and families since 1989, they specialize in teaching children and adults about the marine animals of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Last time we were there we got to pet a shark! www.biomescenter.com
South County Museum
The South County Museum located at Canonchet Farm, Narragansett, RI is a popular attraction whose exhibits have helped maintain Rhode Island’s rural, village, and maritime heritage, providing a fascinating glimpse of the hand-crafted technology and the everyday life of people from the past two centuries. 401-783-5400 South County Museum
Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration is so much more than an aquarium. It’s not just a place to visit ocean life, it’s a unique experience in living marine creatures and the latest discoveries of the underwater world. www.mysticaquarium.org
RISD Museum at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
The RISD Museum houses over 80,000 works of art, displayed in 45 galleries on three floors. These glorious works trace the history of art from antiquity to the 21st century. http://www.risd.edu
Providence Children’s Museum
Providence Children’s Museum is an active place where kids and grown ups play and learn together. www.childrenmuseum.org
Museum of Yachting
The Museum of Yachting is dedicated to preserving the culture and heritage of yachting by fostering education and enjoyment of its traditions and history through the preservation and presentation of vessels, artifacts, literature and events. http://iyrs.edu/give-iyrs/
Gilbert Stuart Birthplace
The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace is a multifaceted attraction that takes one on a journey back in time. Not only is it a showplace for reproductions of the works of one of America’s foremost portrait painters, it is an authentically restored and furnished workingman’s home and the site of the first snuff mill in America. www.gilbertstuartmuseum.com
Founded in 1958 by South County residents, the Pettaquamscutt Historical Society encourages the study and appreciation of the region’s history. http://southcountyhistorycenter.org
Here you will find a world of exceptional elegance and inspiration in architecture, art, interior design and landscapes. Explore 250 years of American history in 11 historic properties, located on 80 acres of gardens and parks. www.newportmansions.org
Go to the Movies!
The Feinstein IMAX Theater is conveniently located at the Providence Place Mall. Treat your senses to an exciting and powerful movie experience. https://www.imax.com/theatres/providence-place-cinemas-16-and-imax
South County Commons Theaters
One mile south on Route 1, The South County Commons Theater is a full service theater and the closest cinema option to the house. www.southcountycommons.com
Warwick is also home of two Showcase Theater complexes! www.national-amusements.com
Read a good book!
There nothing as warm and satisfying as cuddling up with a good book on a cold rainy day. And if you haven’t brought one of your own you don’t have to go far to find one. We have two large book cases in the living room with a nice selection of books for every age group. Or you can visit the town library or take the short drive to Borders in Wakefield, or Warwick and get the latest best seller at Barnes and Noble.Book Your Stay