Carolyn Schmitz at Destination Massage & Spa practices massage therapy to complement the staff’s aesthetic services. She can soothe sore flexors and impart a sense of calm during sessions that take as long as a leisurely crabwalk from one end of Rhode Island to the other—60 or 90 minutes. If her clients want services to complement a relaxing massage, Carolyn can direct them to hairstylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists.
Inside a converted bank, JOY helps customers look like a million bucks with clothes and accessories priced at considerably less than one million dollars. An array of designer labels (prices range from $50 to $80+), including BCBG, Laundry, Free People, and Michael Stars, brings a sleek, urban sophistication to small-town fashion palettes. Carefully selected handbags, shoes, and jewelry ensure that you find piquant accoutrements to match your fashion temperament.
The expert mechanics at Hill Motorbikes service 50cc–250cc mopeds and scooters from companies such as Lance Powersports, Puma Cycles, and BMS MotorSports. Safety-conscious riders can pick up a new helmet from the store to defend their craniums from bumps, scrapes, and segway-riding sharks ($50–$100), or order an oil change that douses engines and rear ends in lubricant to keep street prowlers purring ($35). Bike bosses kick off tune-ups with a test drive to check on-road performance before cosseting crafts with an oil change, a sparkplug replacement, and an inspection and adjustment of the valves, carburetor, brakes, and clutch ($75). Hill Motorbikes' knowledgeable staff can also dispense useful advice, such as how to winterize your bike by teaching it to hibernate in a hollowed stump.
MopedU equips commuters with a fuel-efficient, compact mode of transportation to conduct their daily travels. Customers can climb atop a MopedU recreational park moped and enjoy a full day of serene riding around Palisades Park off Highway 30. The recreational journey allows adventurous riders to explore the lay of the land, urban escapees to unwind outside city limits, and weekend campers to obtain firewood from town instead of from price-gouging woodchuck markets. Park moped rentals run Friday–Sunday.
A golf training ground with indoor and outdoor practice facilities, Woods to Wedges invites club-wielding trainees to shore up unstable swings year round. Aspiring aces can tame disobedient drives with a private 45-minute lesson from PGA instructor Tim Chrzan, who scares off unwelcome slices and snap-hooks with an incisive understanding of swing mechanics and a gunny sack of golf balls painted like eyeballs. Those bearing a punch card for 10 buckets of range balls reap 115 dimpled orbs during each session, each of which obediently prostrates itself at the spiked feet of its master before lifting off into the stratus. Punch-card sessions can be used at one of Woods to Wedges' two indoor hitting bays or at the outdoor range, where all-grass tees emulate natural course conditions and help break pathological nine-irons from their irrational fear of dirt. Woods to Wedges rounds out its all-encompassing practice facilities with a practice sand trap, an indoor putting green, and video swing-analysis technology during instruction.