Spend your indoor day perusing art, exhibits at war college museum
Go with the flow: On a day when rain is pouring down, head to the water – right off Newport – and visit the Naval War College Museum. It’s easy to navigate this compact museum, housed in the college’s historic Founders Hall. Whether your interest is perusing naval art, intricate models of naval ships or battle displays; examining uniforms and documents from New England naval history; or just learning about the strategy of naval battles from ancient times to today, there is something for everyone at the free museum. Year round hours: Monday -Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed weekends & federal holidays. Reservations required in advance for those without base access.
1098 Fall River AvenueSeekonk, MA, 02771Phone: 508-336-8307
Rain or shine the action never stops
When the tracks are wet and the weather cold or rainy, the action doesn’t stop at Seekonk Grand Prix, it just moves indoors. Find yourself at the arcade and challenge your family and friends on more than 60 of your favorite games including Guitar Hero, Ski Ball, Air Hockey and Dance Dance Revolution and more. Rain or shine there’s always great competitive fun at an affordable price. When the weather clears, be sure to come back for all the on-track action that never fails to amaze and amuse. The new updated state of the art facility has all your go-kart fun to test your skills and moxy, now even two-seater go-karts that can race up to 12 at a time.
It is a rainy or sleety or just miserable day outdoors and the walls are closing in on you. Central Rock Gym Warwick gives you and your kids an indoor space to climb rocks to your heart’s content. This 20,000-square-foot climbing facility is an indoor space for vigorous climbing exercise – and yoga is offered, too. Make yourself a regular, rain or no rain, by joining a coach-led weekly climbing team. For a big challenge Staffed Climbing takes you out on high wall ‘top rope’ climbing in any area of our facility, with guidance by experts. Don’t let wet weather keep you down.
920 Bald Hill RoadWarwick, RI, 02886Phone: 401-828-5867
Who has a bunch of kids stuck indoors for the day because of rain, sleet or just generally icky weather? Salvation awaits at Launch Trampoline Park in Warwick, a 26,000-square-foot indoor space where kids and adults can burn off energy and have unstructured fun jumping on over 11,000 square feet trampoline (you can even bounce off the walls). Don’t let the rain bring you down; at this trampoline park all the fun is up in the air. All ages and fitness levels can participate in open jump time, group exercise classes, trampoline dodge ball, and fun in the foam pit. Other than rainy days, this is also in inspired venue for a date night, birthday party, family or corporate event.
909 East Main Road (Route 138)Middletown, RI, 02842Phone: 401-848-5161
Rainy day fun with a festive and flavorful air
Add to your rainy day pleasures this newly renovated and wildly popular Newport destination. Featuring daily tours and tastings of its award-winning wines, you can also enjoy the Brix Restaurant, Taproot Brewing Co. and Marketplace. The vineyard is in an extraordinary microclimate that allows for developing the complex flavors of their reds, whites, rose, specialty wines and hard cider. New England’s largest grower of wine grapes producing and bottling over 30,000 cases of estate-grown wine each year, it’s also a leading agritourism destination, alive with music, comedy, annual festivals of every kind year-round.