Winter and Narragansett aren’t two things people typically associate, but we think Narragansett is the perfect setting for a quiet mid-winter getaway. Beach traffic is gone, the tourists are back home, and the beaches are just as beautiful in the winter! Located less than 3 hours from NYC and 1.5 hour south of Boston, all of the rooms at The Break Hotel provide an in-room fireplace to enjoy on chilly nights. If you’re looking for things to do outside of the hotel, here are 10 ideas while you’re enjoying your winter getaway.


  1. Enjoy the Sand…and the Snow – Bundle up and take a brisk stroll on the snow-covered sand at nearby beaches including Narragansett Beach, Scarborough Beach or Sand Hill Cove/Roger Wheeler State Beach.
  2. “Hang Ten” and Hang Out” Near Narragansett Pier – According to local legend Peter Peter Panagiotis (A.K.A Peter Pan) “The best thing about New England is that you can go out on a perfect break in the winter, and you can have it all to yourself.” After you’re done surfing, be sure to visit Narragansett Surf & Skate or Warm Winds located near historic Narragansett Pier, along with the fantastic restaurants and shops.
  3. Enjoy a Little Main Street Shopping – Nearby Wakefield or Wickford provides the historic charm of Main Street boutiques, fun gift shops and consignment stores.
  4. Take in the History – Located about 20 minutes from us, the coastal town of Newport provides exquisite scenery and wonderful New England history, shopping, restaurants and historic mansions.
  5. Get in Touch with Nature – For those who want to get outside and see wildlife, Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge is home to approximately 300 bird species and more than 40 mammal species. As the only undeveloped coastal salt pond in RI, it’s a great place to spot waterfowl in the colder months.
  6. Find Your Inner Skater – Boss Ice Arena, located at University of Rhode Island offers a variety of public skate times. Check their website for schedules.
  7. Cheer for the Home Team at a URI Basketball Game – The Rhody Rams play at the nearby Ryan Center located on the URI campus in Kinston. There are plenty of games left in this season!
  8. Taste the Local Brew & Spirits – Open Tuesday through Sunday, the Award-Wining Whaler’s Brewing Company and Sons of Liberty Spirits Company has become the local favorite brew & whiskey distillery.
  9. Test Your Rock Climbing Skills – Located in Peacedale, Rock Spot Climbing provides an incredible indoor rock climbing space open every day until midnight!
  10. See a Show at the Contemporary Theater Company –There’s always something to do or see at the CTC, our local performance art theater. Check out their upcoming events.
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