School Summer Vacation

Back-to-school is just around the corner--but first you need to squeeze a few more memories out of this summer. Take your kids on an outdoor adventure, pile them into the car for an afternoon at the museum or a trip to the ice cream shop. Whatever your idea of fun, we've got ideas for some hot-weather hoopla.

Updated: May 31, 2001

Keep Them Busy

Rhode Island Capitol Police

82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903

Who said history can’t be cool? This collection tells the story of the state of Rhode Island.

WaterPlace Park

1 Financial Way, Providence, RI 02903

Take a stroll together at this downtown Providence park and river walk.

Providence Childrens Museum

100 South St, Providence, RI 02903

Roger Williams Park Zoo

1100 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907

This park’s zoo, planetarium and hiking trails will help keep little visitors busy.

Keep Them Fed

Modern Diner

364 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Gregg's Restaurants & Pub

1303 N Main St, Providence, RI 02904

Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and apple pie. Affordable, child-friendly, delicious.

Ben & Jerry's

237 Meeting St, Providence, RI 02906

Kids and adults love this chain's chunky, funky-named ice cream.