Escape the Cold – 3 Fun Winter Destinations

Winters in Massachusetts are notorious. They are unpredictable, they bring snow, they bring ice, and of course, they are cold…so cold. But fear not! Here are a few great places to escape the cold, get warm, and maybe even have a little fun (or relaxation).

Great Wolf Lodge

150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Great Wolf Lodge is a great place to relax, rejuvenate and re-energize while stuck in the doldrums of winter. The resort, which opened in 2014, is one of the largest indoor water parks in the Northeast. While geared towards families, it’s also a perfect place for friends, college students, and couples looking to get away. The resort’s 60,000+ square-foot water amusement park is always kept at a tropical 84 degrees Fahrenheit. There is a wave pool, lazy river, and numerous types of water slides.  There is so much to do, you can either relax or have an action packed adventure. Other on-site amenities include a ropes course, miniature golf, a bowling alley, an arcade, and a fitness center.


Providence Place Mall

1 Providence Pl, Providence, RI 02903

Located about 50 minutes south of Worcester, Providence Place is a massive 15 level entertainment complex with over 120 stores, entertainment services, and dining options. The mall’s Winter Garden is a four-level structure in the center of the mall that spans the Woonasquatucket River and also provides impressive views of the city. You can easily spend the entire day there browsing stores, grabbing lunch and then playing arcade games and billiards at Dave and Buster’s.


Tu Moda Spa

574 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA 01602

The winner of numerous awards, Tu Moda Spa is one of the best places to spend the day pampering yourself. The environment at Tu Moda spa and salon was created to promote beauty and wellness, fostering a state of physical and mental well-being. They offer a full range of spa services including facials, body wraps, and multiple types of massage ( like stone, deep tissue, and aromatherapy). In addition, they use only pure and natural beauty products.