FOXBORO, MA (WVUE) - Saints fans that are traveling to see New England Patriots play Thursday in Foxboro, MA can find plenty of other things to do before and after the game. Here are a few of our favorite from The NOLA Weekend.
Visit The Hall at Patriot Place
The exhibit is a state of the art, modern museum experience that celebrates Patriot history. Sure, you bleed Black and Gold, but a good football fan can appreciate gridiron history.
"From a 45-foot wide panoramic projection screen that plays a signature film produced to emotionally connect the fans and the region to the Patriots, to a geodesic dome housing a Snow Bowl exhibit, to massive ceiling projection screens in the Patriots United Grand Hall presented by Waters Corp., to touch screens that take you into the most memorable moments in team history, The Hall experience is one you don't want to miss."
Visit 5 Wits
5 Wits literally lets you get into the game. Not the football game, but a totally immersive experience that puts visitors in the middle of an action movie or video game. The interactive story is told almost like a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book. The unique experience is unlike anything you've ever done.
Showcase Cinema de Lux
Showcase offers dining, drinking and a unique movie going experience. The theater is equipped with digital screens and the latest Sony 4k projectors. It's almost like going to an amusement park that is disguised as a megaplex. And if you aren't into the newest blockbusters, check out their Event Cinema, which offers everything from ballet to movie classics, like Animal House.
The Nature Trail and Cranberry Bog at Patriot Place
This nature trail offers a fun-filled experience that the whole family can enjoy. It features the last remaining active cranberry bog in the town of Foxboro. You can also see a wide variety of wildlife, including swans, mallards, geese, deer, foxes and more. The trail is only about half-a-mile long, so you'll have plenty of time to fit it into your football weekend schedule.
Take aim at a whole new experience when visiting Foxboro. A trained and certified staff will quickly teach you about the fun of archery. Fun and engaging, this activity also provides some exercise if you're looking for a new way to stay in shape while road tripping for a Saints game. Even if you've never shot a bow in arrow, you'll be hitting the bullseye in about 15 minutes.
Bar Louie provides the perfect place to let off some steam if you're looking for a hip place to go the night before the game. The restaurant provides great music and drink specials, along with an interesting twist on typical bar food. The Sicilian flatbread and Bourbon burgers are just the thing to get you ready for gameday. And they serve food until last call!
Waxy O'Connor's Irish Pub
Located just outside Foxboro Center, Waxy's offers an enormous patio with plenty of televisions to watch your favorite sports. This Modern Irish Bar boasts fresh food and crafted cocktails that cannot be missed. Saints fans will love the "Where are you from? What do you do?" atmosphere that the people of Waxy's provide. And you can almost always find live music and dancing.
The Healing Moon Wellness Center
It doesn't have to all be about tailgating and football. Treat yourself or your loved one to this definitely healing experience. You might need it after the game. The peaceful and calming environment promises to bring balance back into a Who Dat's life. It offers services like Reiki, massage, crystal healing and Tarot readings. Will the Saints win the Super Bowl? Maybe the cards know.