February Vacation in Providence

Looking for things to keep the kids busy during their school break this February? Head to Providence, RI where you'll find lots to do for the whole family. Show off your ice skating skills or try out the ice bumper cars at the BankNewport City Center, take a winter stroll through Roger Williams Park Zoo, explore the galleries at the RISD Museum, and much more. Book a hotel package and grab some lunch or dinner. Start planning some family fun in the Providence area now.

Lumina: A Month Long Festival

Explore Downtown Providence during Lumina, a month-long light festival running Jan. 19 to Feb. 20. Experience this illuminated festival featuring a modern ice palace comprised of 25 pivoting prisms at 195 District Park, special events, performances, activations and more.

BankNewport City Center

The BankNewport City Center provides outdoor ice skating for adults and children plus a Subway concession area rink-side. The BankNewport City Center is available in the winter for private events on full ice, corporate and social outings, school groups, and in the summer as an event center. For all details about the winter ice skating season and the summer event center season, visit our website at www.providencerink.com or call 401.680.7390

Base Station VR Lounge

Base Station VR Lounge is Rhode Island’s first dedicated virtual reality arcade/lounge. Whether you’re looking to relax and spend time in the Arizona sunshine shooting zombies or go a bit wild and create virtual artwork that fills an entire room sized canvas in 3D, we’ve got the space for you! Base Station VR Lounge has several room scale spaces, all approximately 8'x8', which allow you to walk around a bit and not be constrained to one spot in “real” space, allowing the inner and outer you freedom of motion. Scheduling Note: Weekdays are mostly advanced bookings only, requiring a minimum 2 hours advanced notice (either online or via phone). Walk-ins are only accepted Saturday (1-10 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.). We can accommodate up to 10 players at once, each with their own headsets, with the potential of all playing in the same experience together.

Dave & Buster's of Providence

Dave & Buster's is the most fun you can have, all under one roof! Dave & Buster's is the one and only place you can enjoy great food and drink, play hundreds of awesome arcade games, and watch your favorite teams on TV in the newly renovated Sports Lounge. We are adjacent to the Rhode Island Convention Center, the Omni Providence hotel and the heart of downtown Providence. We are easily accessible for you and your guests and the perfect facility for groups of any age. Have 10 or more guests? Call and book the Ultimate Event today!

Gather: Glass Blowing Studio

Gather is a dynamic, multi-faceted studio of creators who make memorable glassblowing experiences accessible to anyone. We design and produce glass art that tell stories based on universal themes of life’s richness, nature & wildlife, and our larger cosmos. We offer a variety of classes and long term mentoring for beginner glass blowers. We provide start to finish custom design and production of a range of products including volume manufacturing of high end/boutique glass items such as: birth stone & animal totem drinking glasses, glass jewelry, nature inspired sculptures, ornaments, memorials, awards and one of a kind artwork. Our mobile studio allows us to produce unique live glass blowing experiences for gatherings, public and special events, parties and celebrations. Our products are sold on-line via our website and other web retailers, and at live events and our studio/event space gift shop.

Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

The Museum of Natural History is Rhode Island's only natural history museum and is home to the state's only public planetarium. For more than a century the museum has served as a unique educational, scientific and cultural resource by offering exciting exhibitions and programming that provide ways for children and families to learn about our world and its people. Call for information and pricing about private planetarium shows and museum tours.

Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village

Dubbed “the finest zoo in New England” by the Boston Globe. Walk through this beautifully landscaped 40-acre zoo — one of the nation’s oldest — and encounter an African elephant, a Masai giraffe, zebras, a red panda, snow leopard, moon bears, a gibbon, giant ant eater and more in naturalistic settings. Check the zoo's website for hours and admission pricing. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Christmas Eve. Check our website for any additional early closings. The nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular runs evenings during October; check website for dates and details.

Providence Children's Museum

Providence Children’s Museum, Rhode Island’s only hands-on museum especially for children and their families, inspires learning through active play and exploration. The Museum presents interactive exhibits and hands-on programs that explore the arts, culture, history and science and embrace a wide range of learning styles and forms of expression.

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Frosty Family Amusement in the Providence Area

Some love the cold and snow, and others can’t wait for the warmer weather. Either way, there are so many winter things to do for families in the area. Escape the chill with these incredible indoor activities in and around Providence. Jump to: Archery Games Base Station VR Lounge Dave & Buster's…

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