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Embrace the Chill: Exciting Winter Activities You Must Try

By: Seaport Hotel / 18 Jan 2024

Winter Activities in Boston

As the temperatures drop and snow begins to cover the city, Boston transforms into a winter wonderland. While it may be tempting to stay indoors and hibernate until the warmer months, there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy during the winter season in Boston. From outdoor adventures to cozy indoor experiences, here are some of the top things to do in Boston in winter.

Outdoor Adventures

Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you have to stay cooped up indoors. In fact, winter in Boston offers a unique opportunity to explore the city in a whole new way. Lace up your boots and head to the nearby Blue Hills Reservation for some scenic winter hikes. You can also go ice skating on the iconic Frog Pond in Boston Common, or try your hand at cross-country skiing or snowshoeing at the Weston Ski Track.  In our own neighborhood, give curling a try at Snowport in the Seaport District.


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Indoor Experiences

For those who prefer to stay warm and cozy indoors, Boston has plenty of winter activities to offer as well. Take a stroll through the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which offers free admission on your birthday. Or, head to the Museum of Fine Arts to admire their impressive collection of art from around the world. You can also catch a show at one of Boston's many theaters, such as the historic Wang Theatre or the modern Boston Opera House.

Winter Sports

If you're a sports fan, Boston has you covered during the winter months. Catch a Boston Bruins hockey game at the legendary TD Garden, or cheer on the Boston Celtics at the same venue. For a unique experience, try attending a Boston College or Northeastern University hockey game.

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Indulge in Comfort Food

Winter is the perfect time to indulge in some warm and hearty comfort food. And in Boston, you'll find no shortage of delicious options. Head to the North End, also known as "Little Italy," for some authentic Italian dishes like pasta and pizza. For a taste of classic New England cuisine, try a bowl of clam chowder at Legal Sea Foods. And no winter in Boston is complete without a visit to Mike's Pastry or Modern Pastry for their famous cannolis.  For those who enjoy a glass of wine, the Boston Wine Expo takes place in March and it's Grand Tasting features wines from over 100 different wineries.

Explore Historic Sites

Boston is full of rich history, and winter is a great time to explore the city's many historic sites. Hit the Freedom Trail where you can visit the Paul Revere House, the oldest remaining structure in downtown Boston, or take a tour of the USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship. You can also wander through the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood, with its charming cobblestone streets and colorful houses.


As you can see, there is no shortage of things to do in Boston during the winter season. Whether you're an outdoor adventurer, a culture enthusiast, or a foodie, Boston has something for everyone to enjoy. So bundle up, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and get ready to experience the magic of Boston in winter.

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