Entertaining guests in RI after Christmas
December 20, 2012 7:49 AM Subscribe
What to do with guests in RI the week after Christmas?
posted by wenestvedt to Travel & Transportation around Rhode Island (24 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My brother's new favorite Festivus Feat Of Strength appears to be brutal family car trips the week after Christmas. (Last year, MN-to-TX in one day. This year, MN-to-RI in two days, with no worries about weather delays near Buffalo.) What can we do with them -- two adults, four kids -- and my own family -- same size group -- around Rhode Island between Dec. 18th and 31st?
When my sister brought out her kids this past summer we went to the beach one day -- but the beaches will be cold & closed anyway, won't they? We also went up to Boston one day (USS Constitution, Navy Yard, Paul Revere's House, meal in the North End, and Mike's Pastry); will most tourist attractions in Boston we open that week?
They are active, smart, curious kids. The Providence Children's Museum doesn't hold a candle to the Science Museum, Children's Museum, and other attractions in their home town, so those are out. (The Whaling Museum in New Bedford, though, just might be good for them.) We could possibly take them to the Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket, but that's good for like an hour, and then you've got, what, the Wiener Genie?
I am not sure of their enthusiasm for clam cakes, though I know they wouldn't blink at the drive down to Narragansett or Gallilee.
Please help me, Ocean State MeFis!