Warwick, Rhode Island, is more than a beach destination; there’s plenty to discover in the winter season. From exploring our scenic walking paths to enjoying quality time indoors, winter fun is within reach here.


Explore Parks & Beaches

Enjoy a leisurely hike along walking paths across our parks and beaches. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather!

You’ll want to add Oakland Beach to your Warwick itinerary. This saltwater inlet bay features beautiful views, a playground and boat ramp. After a romantic stroll on the shoreline, warm up with some of Iggy’s white clam chowder, clam cakes, and fried doughboys. 

There’s also Goddard Memorial State Park, which features gorgeous winding trails that can be combined to create varying distances, with the choice of walking the park’s paved roads along the shore of Greenwich Cove or the horseback riding dirt trails. 

Check out Rocky Point Park, which offers a little bit of everything, including a paved walking path and views of Narragansett Bay. 


Go on a History Tour

There’s plenty of history to explore in Warwick! 

Grab an informational packet at City Hall and take a self-guided tour through 22 different historical sites of a city known for being an important mill village and seaport. 

Dive deeper into the past with a visit to the Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, which features awe-inspiring architecture, furnishings, and other collections illustrating 19th-century life. The museum also has a stunning carriage museum and an outdoor arboretum. Fun fact: the house is featured in “The Gilded Age” TV series. 


Discover Lighthouses 

Conimicut light paddle

While you’re at it, check out Warwick’s photo-worthy lighthouses. 

Conimicut Lighthouse and the Warwick Neck Lighthouse both have a rich coastal history, providing important light guiding off the coast of RI. Conimicut Lighthouse is not open to the public but can be seen from Conimicut Point Park and by boat. Warwick Neck Lighthouse was the last traditional lighthouse built in Rhode Island and is currently operated by the Coast Guard.  


Indoor Activities 

When Warwick's chill gets too real, head indoors, where you’ll find fun for the whole family! Get your heart pumping at Launch Trampoline Park or ice skating, rock climbing, or see a local play or a blockbuster film for quality time with the family.  


Go Climbing 

Whether you're a seasoned climber or just testing your grip strength for the first time, Warwick's Central Rock Gym promises a thrilling escape from the winter chill. This world-class facility features towering walls, an impressive bouldering zone, and over 100 routes–each crafted to challenge different skill levels. The gym also has a dedicated kid's space and a fitness and yoga studio.


Try Ice Skating

Want to break the ice on your Warwick getaway? Glide into wintery fun at the Thayer/Warburton Ice Arenas! This year-round rink, open daily, is perfect for the entire family. Hone your skills with expert lessons, or join a public skate time to test your skills on the ice.


See a Movie

Escape the winter chill and catch a movie at a local theater. Warwick's theaters offer plush seats, frosty treats, and all the latest blockbusters. 

Showcase Cinemas lets you pick your perfect seat, grab a pre-show cocktail, and experience the dazzling X-Plus Laser on a gigantic screen. If you’re planning a day of shopping at Warwick Mall, you’ll want to take a movie break at its Apple Cinemas ACX theater. Both theaters are open daily, so pick your flick and settle in for movie magic.


Catch Live Theater

If live theater is more your jam, Warwick’s arts and entertainment scene has something for you. 

Buy tickets for one of Gamm Theatre’s critically-acclaimed productions. Gamm Theatre prides itself on drawing on local talent to provide an eclectic mix of entertainment that engages audiences with important issues of the time. 

Check out Bring Your Own Improv at the Warwick Center for the Arts if you’re looking for a jolly-good laugh this season. This interactive improv show encourages the audience to participate in both adult-only and family-friendly productions. 


Plan Your Winter Getaway

Even though the days are shorter and the nights are a little colder, that’s snow worries in Warwick, RI. You’ll find plenty of things to do in the winter here. Start planning your winter getaway today!