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Fun Winter Activities to do in Boston with the whole Family!

Snow is a huge part of the New England winter experience. Either you stay inside curled up under the sheets (which is amazing too) or embrace the snow and have fun in the cold! That said, here are some fun activities to do in Boston this winter! Check out our list below.

Go ice skating at Frog Pond

Boston Common Frog Pond

The Boston Common Frog Pond offers ice skating during the winter months, typically from mid-November to mid-March. The rink is open daily and offers skate rentals, skate sharpening, and locker rentals. Additionally, there are skating lessons available for both children and adults.

The rink offers a variety of special events throughout the season, including holiday-themed skating sessions, live music, and fireworks. The Frog Pond also has a cafe where visitors can warm up and grab a bite to eat.

Go snow tubing

Nashoba Valley Tubing Park

If you’re looking for a more outdoorsy activity for the entire family, then you should try snow tubing! There are plenty of options that are within an hour of Boston. 

From the Nashoba Valley Tubing Park website: Cruise the slopes of Nashoba Valley’s Snow Tubing Park seven days and seven nights. Bring the family and enjoy one of the fastest-growing winter recreational activities at the largest tubing park in New England! Fifteen lanes are serviced by four lifts and maintained by Nashoba’s experienced grooming fleet, the park provides ideal tubing conditions for thrill seekers of all ages. The tubing park also consists of an on sight lodge where one can sit, relax, and enjoy all the amenities of its delicious snack bar, including a full-service bar and TV for your viewing pleasure.

Sip some hot chocolate

L. A. Burdick Chocolates

Is there anything else better than sipping hot chocolate after spending a day in the snow, building snowmen and snow angels? While you try to figure that one out, we’re here to tell you there are plenty of options to get tasty, creamy, and absolutely decadent hot chocolate in Boston! 

You can get a fix from L.A. Burdick Chocolates on Clarendon Street, which is known for its delicious and creamy vegan dark hot chocolate. Another spot you should check out is the Thinking Cup in any of their 3 branches, Boston Common, North End, and Back Bay. Or, if you’re in the mood for something with a little bit of spice, checkout 1369 Coffee House in Cambridge! They have 2 locations, 1 in Inman Square and the other in Central Square. 

Give it a curl at SNOWPORT

Snowport curling at Seaport

Snowport may well be the best thing to come to Boston Seaport, one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods. You’ll find it sandwiched between the waterfront and the historic Fort Point district, waiting to wow you with its fun (and sometimes free) activities.

In addition to iceless curling, this winter wonderland is jam packed with fun events the whole family will enjoy. Twirl around the 3,000-square-foot ice rink, munch on a baked waffle, or take a yoga class.

Didn’t bring skates? No problem. You can rent them on-site, along with skating aids for less confident skaters. Not a fan of waiting your turn? Curling, which is offered for free, is open to reservations, so you can be guaranteed a slot when you arrive.

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Have dinner in an igloo

The Envoy Hotel Rooftop Igloo Bar

From the Envoy Hotel website: Enjoy the stunning views of the skyline and harbor all year long from the comfort of Boston’s rooftop igloo bar — Lookout Rooftop. The rooftop kicks up the cozy factor during the winter season, providing guests with specialty cocktails, small plates, and an exclusive igloo experience. 

Each heated igloo can accommodate up to ten people and may be reserved for a maximum of two hours and are available by reservation only. Though igloos are limited, you can still enjoy the winter rooftop experience in our heated enclosure of the main bar or can take advantage of our new enclosed “ice boxes” overlooking the Boston Harbor.

Igloo and Ice Box reservations are based on availability and subject to weather conditions.

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