Experience Boston this Winter

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Boston is an intriguing place to live in or visit –and the winter is no exception. Cold weather is no obstacle to experiencing one of America’s favorite cities! Here are several activities you can enjoy, even if it’s snowing and blowing. So bundle up and have fun!

‘Shop ‘til you drop’ is always a great choice in Boston! Try out Newbury and Boylston Streets in the Back Bay for a unique shopping experience.

Visit a museum. A few of our wide variety of choices include:

  • The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Learn about one of the iconic events that helped found America.
  • The Isabella Steward Gardener Museum. Inspired by the Palazzo Barbaro, a classic palace on the Grand Canal in Venice, Boston offers its own architectural wonder. The Isabella Steward Gardener Museum houses significant examples of European, Asian, and American Art.
  • The Harvard Museum of Natural History. The hotspot for those who enjoy an interactive, educational experience. Learn about animals, dinosaurs, fossils, stones, flowers, and biology, or gain insights into human cultures.

Check out the incredible three-story Giant Ocean Tank, which swirls with thousands of creatures from the world’s oceans at the New England Aquarium.

Check out Quincy Market in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. It’s a foodie’s delight with many food stalls, fast food, and full-service restaurants. In addition, vendors offer curiosities and unique Boston gifts to remind you of your visit to Beantown.

Take a day trip to Harvard and learn about America’s oldest university. Student-led tours provide information about the university’s founding, iconic buildings, and world-renowned academic excellence.

Spend an evening at Broadway Boston enjoying musicals and shows playing in the Boston Theater District. Whether you’re seeking humor, drama, music, or all three, this is the place to plan a night of fun entertainment.

Enjoy New England’s only Chinatown right here in Boston. If you love Chinese food and culture, with shops and restaurants from every corner of Asia, this is a place you won’t want to miss.

Take a day trip to Salem. The home of the infamous witch trials will provide a historical perspective on an unfortunate chapter in America’s history. Today’s Salem, with its variety of shops and restaurants, has become the destination spot for all things Halloween.

Bundle up and brave the cold for an afternoon in the snow and ice. A couple of great choices are…

  • Enjoy the winter wonderland at Boston Common. Boston’s version of Central Park, the Boston Common is almost 400 years old and was America’s first public park. Features such as the Soldier and Sailors Monument, the Parkman Bandstand, and the Boston Massacre Memorial are must-visits for history buffs.
  • Ice skating at the Boston Common Frog Pond. Check out the winter skating schedule before heading out to skate. You can even sign up for lessons. The perfect ending to this winter experience? A visit to the Frog Pond Café.
  • Bring your sled and tackle Flagstaff Hill in Boston Common. It’s incredible fun for all ages, from toddlers to adults.

Indoors or outdoors; winter, spring, summer, or fall; residents or visitors, Boston is a city to enjoy!

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