Boston is a captivating city with beautiful culture, history, music, sports, and art to experience all year long. Even though winter in Boston is cold, this New England city will warm your spirit with amazing things to do and experience. From ice skating on Frog Pond to concerts at TD Garden, Boston keeps you entertained and engaged this month.
If you are planning a winter staycation or a family getaway, here are the top 10 things to do in Boston. Make sure to pack a warm jacket and your sense of adventure.
Ski Boston's Snowy Slopes
Embrace winter adventure in Boston with wonderful skiing and snowboarding areas less than an hour's drive. Explore ski areas close to Boston, including the Nashoba Valley, Western Ski Track, Blue Hills Ski Area, and Great Brook Ski Touring Center. Play on the snowy slopes just beyond the city lights on your next winter vacation.
Ice Skate in Boston Common
Winter fun is synonymous with ice skating. So, lace up your skates and unleash your inner Sasha Cohen on the Frog Pond on Boston Common. The annual ice rink offers skate rentals so you can take a spin in in the oldest public park in America.
Hear Live Music, See a Concert
Boston boasts a vibrant music scene with incredible clubs, theaters, and venues throughout the city. This February, the hottest musical arts and concerts take stage in Boston, including Erasure at the Orpheum Theater, Darius Rucker
at the Wang Theater and Dua Lipa and Tool at TD Garden. Broaden your music horizons with classical performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the grand elegance of Symphony Hall.
Attend A Sport Event
Boston is truly a sports town with professional basketball, football, hockey, and soccer teams and the country's top college programs.
- See the NBA's Boston Celtics ignite the courts at TD Garden
- Catch the NHL's Boston Bruins heat up the ice at TD Garden
- Feel the energy of the NHL's Boston Revolution at Gillette Stadium
- Cheer on the Boston University men's basketball team at the Roof at the Case Center
Discover the City for Free
Boston is a wonderful place to explore this month with many attractions and museums that offer free admission. Here are a few fun places to visit in Boston for free:
- Tour the U.S.S. Constitution Museum and see Old Ironsides for free on weekdays.
- Marvel at American, European, and Asian art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, with free admission on Wednesday nights after 4 pm.
- Experience amazing exhibits for free at The Institute of Contemporary Art with free days on Thursday nights after 5 pm.
- Explore Boston University's beautiful and always free art galleries throughout the year
- Walk the Rose Kennedy Greenway with scenic views and the whimsical art along the way.
- Visit Boston Public Library for its spectacular paintings, architecture, and tapestries.
- Stroll through the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common for enchanting winter scenery.
- See the Bunker Hill Museum, located at one of the most historic sites in Boston
- Space out at the Coit Observatory atop Boston University, with free public hours on Wednesday nights.
Catch a Sci-fi Film
Love Sci-Fi? Check out the Boston Science-Fiction Film Festival at the historic Somerville Theatre this February. The 2nd oldest independent genre film festival in the US celebrates its 47th year in Boston will showcases science fiction features and short films from all over the world. The hybrid 11-day cinematic event also presents workshops, parties, and The Marathon, a non-stop binge view of classic and schlocky films.
Embrace African American History
Celebrate Black History Month this February in Boston. Join the African American Patriots Tour, walk the Black Heritage Trail, and discover the Birthplace of the Boston abolitionist movement at the Museum of African American History.
See the African Meeting House, a National Historic Landmark, at New England's largest museum dedicated to preserving the contributions of African Americans, from Colonial times through modern day. See exhibits that showcase the powerful stories of Black families that created great art, organized politically, educated their families, and advanced the cause of freedom.
Tour Harvard University Campus
Tour the beautiful and historic campus of Harvard University across the river in Cambridge. The Ivy League college is filled with classical architecture, monuments, and iconic landmarks, including Annenberg Hall, the ornate first-year dining hall. Go on a guided tour and see the libraries, Harvard Yard, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Explore the Harvard Square Historic District with shops and dining or walk along the scenic Charles River.
Go on a Self-Guided Tour
A Boston self-guided tour is the best way to experience this dynamic city and its historic roots. You'll find plenty of walking tours, hop-off trolleys, and harbor cruises that show you the best of Boston, from its revolutionary history to its food culture. Discover the legends of Fenway, the North End's Italian heritage, or the old pubs that sparked Boston's rebellious spirit.
Experience Luxury at Boston's Bay Back Hotel
Planning a winter getaway or sightseeing adventure in Boston? Revere Hotel Boston Common puts you in the heart of New England's most exciting city. See a concert at Symphony Hall, cheer on your favorite basketball team, and explore art museums, right on our backyard.
Located in Boston's Back Bay, Revere Hotel offers luxurious guest rooms and suites
with original artworks and scenic views. After a day of exploring Boston
, enjoy witty New England pub fare at Rebel's Guild, our rebelliously chic tavern.
Revere Hotel offers carefully curated specials
, including the Winter Warmer Package, to help you experience Boston like a local. Drive in and stay in style with our Park and Stay Package with free overnight parking.