Spring is on its way, and so is baseball season! McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI is home to the Pawtucket Red Sox. I remember going there as a pre-teen with my best friend, her brothers, and her dad. It is a great experience to give kids without having to pay big money for big league tickets in Boston (sorry Boston). You can even have a personalized message put on the scoreboard! It cost $25 but the money goes to the Pawtucket Red Sox Charitable Fund. Parking is FREE and if you get there at least 30 minutes before the game, you can go down by the dugout area and get player autographs! This is a memorable experience and very convenient and reasonable; public school kids frequently get free tickets.
While you are in Pawtucket, take a ride over to Slater Park, located on 218 acres between Armistice Boulevard and Newport Avenue, with access from both. You will enjoy a ride on the historic Loof Carousel (built in 1895), visit the animal petting area at Daggett Farm and tour historic 1685 Daggett House, the oldest home in Pawtucket. You can have picnic lunches there too. The carousel opens on April 6th this year and the swan boats, always a favorite of the kids, return to the water on April 20th.
Stay tuned for what else to do in RI….
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