25 Ways to Beat the Heat in RI

Tuesday, July 03, 2018
GoLocalProv Lifestyle Team

Providence Waterparks area great way to beat the heat
The heat is on in Rhode Island.

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.

See 25 Ways to Beat the Heat in Rhode Island in the Slideshow Below

  • Visit The Providence Children's Museum 

    Never a bad option to pass the time on a day when it is too warm to be outside.

    The museum has tons of activities for kids that will keep them busy for hours. 

  • 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. 

    Waterparks include: 

    • 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.

  • Play Video Games at Battlegroundz

    Pay One Price for four Hours Unlimited Play of Laser Tag, Splatmaster Paintball, Dart Warz, Knockerball®, Paintball, and Airsoft at Battlegroundz in Lincoln. 

    Battlegroundz will be closed for the July 4 holiday, but will reopen at noontime on July 5. 

  • Read a Book From a Local Author Like Jon Land 

    Relax in air conditioning and and dive into a great book like "Strong to the Bone" by Rhode Island author Jon Land. 

    A nice drink will make the book even better.

  • Hit the Water With Adventure Watersports 

    Adventure Watersports in Jamestown offers people the opportunity to jet-ski, kayak or boat. 

    Enjoy the water on a hot day. 

  • Go Indoor Rock Climbing at Ocean State Rock Climbing 

    Get some exercise and stay cool at the same time. 

    Rock climbing is a fun and challenging way to get some exercise without running on treadmills or running outside. 

  • 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 to a Providence Escape Room 

    Can you escape? 

    Grab a group of friends or family members and head to Escape Rhode Island on Main Street in Providence. 

  • 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. 

  • Hang Out at Riff Raff Bookstore and Bar 

    Grab a drink and a good book at Riff Raff in Providence. 

    "We specialize in diverse books from independent publishers + great cocktails," says Riff Raff on their Facebook page. 

    Riff Raff is located at 60 Valley Street in Providence. 

  • Ice Skating at URI's Boss Arena 

    While it may be super hot out, it is never a bad time to lace up the skates and hit the ice at URI's Boss Arena. 

    The arena is open year-round and offers tons of events for both kids and adults. 

  • Wine Tasting at Newport Vineyards 

    Cool down with a nice glass of wine at Newport Vineyards in Middletown. 

    The winery has plenty of events throughout the summer such as "Taste of New England," "Barrell of Laughs" and much more. 

  • Go Bowling at BreakTime Bowl and Bar 

    Go bowling at BreakTime Bowl and Bar at Hope Artiste Village. 

    "BreakTime is a retro 1920's themed duckpin bowling alley. Offering a nice selection of pub food and a fully stocked bar. Fun for all," writes BreakTime Bowl and Bar on their website. 

  • Virtual Reality Arcade at Providence Place 

    The Providence Place Mall now offers a Virtual Reality Arcade at the Showcase Cinema. 

    The cinema includes 10 games such as ping-pong, a speed-skating parkour fusion, a lighthearted “Job Simulator,” a supersized fruit ninja and more. 

  • Visit the RISD Museum 

    The RISD Museum is a great place to visit to escape the heat. 

    The museum's newest exhibit called "Design the Night" opens on July 19, until then, check out everything else that it has to offer. 

  • Visit the Newport Tennis Hall of Fame 

    The Newport Tennis Hall of Fame offers plenty of cool exhibits for everyone to learn about the history of tennis. 

    Their newest exhibit titled "50 Years of Open Tennis" just opened and celebrates the anniversary of the Open Era. 

  • 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.

  • Visit the Newport Car Museum 

    Cool off and check out the many galleries at the Newport Car Museum. 

    Galleries include the "American Muscle Gallery," the "Ford/Shelby" Gallery, a "Fin Car Callery" and a "Corvette Gallery." 

    Don't miss out on Hoods Up Weekend on July 14 and 15. 

  • 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. 

  • Run Early in the Morning 

    If you are one of those people that needs a good morning run no matter what, then do it early. 

    Weather.com says "run early in the morning when the sun is at its weakest."

  • 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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