Rhode Island may be called the Ocean State, but that doesn’t mean you have to drive all the way to Vermont or New Hampshire to experience winter fun. The snow hasn’t stopped, and neither should your romance. Use the winter weather to your advantage and take your significant other on an inexpensive winter-themed date to Yawgoo Valley Ski Area.
Don’t worry about not knowing how to ski or snowboard. Yawgoo Valley offers a much easier and much cheaper alternative that won’t have you embarrassing yourself in front of the one you love. For just $13 per person, you can go snow tubing at Yawgoo’s Tubing Park, which is only ten minutes away from campus. Think of all the gas money you’ll save!
Each tubing session starts at the top of the hour and lasts 50 minutes, so after letting your partner win a few tubing races you’ll be back to studying in no time. But if you want to stick around a bit longer, you can warm up with hot chocolate and snacks in the tubing lodge.
You only need to bring warm, waterproof clothes, a sense of adventure and a camera. Wait until you’re snuggled up inside to look at all the tubing selfies you took.
Yawgoo tubing is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and it is recommended to buy tickets online ahead of time. Set your alarm for Thursday at 2 p.m. and get the tubing session of your choice. You can also purchase tickets the day of, but space may be limited.