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Indoor Things to Do in Boston When It's Cold Outside

By: Revere Hotel Boston Common / 16 Dec 2019
Indoor Things to Do in Boston When It's Cold Outside
Fun & Cozy Things to Do in Boston When It's Cold Outside
Why let winter weather spoil your plans when you can head indoors and discover some of Boston's world-class attractions where it's dry and warm? There are museums to discover, home teams to cheer, theater shows to enjoy, and inviting taverns for great meals, great drinks, and great conversations with friends. Make the most of the beautiful, snowy New England winter by exploring all of the indoor things to do in Boston.

Catch a Pro Sports Game: Boston Bruins Hockey & Boston Celtics Basketball
Sports fever is in full swing during the winter in Boston, when three pro teams are playing home games in the city for a fervent fan base: the Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, and New England Patriots. Only the New England Patriots play outdoors, with NFL football games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Chilly weather has never stopped the team from winning championship after championship - and it's never stopped the fans from packing the seats in droves, either! But for cozy pro sports action without any weather worries, head to the TD Garden, the home arena of the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. Situated less than two miles away from our hotel, this epic venue is the place to be during home games. It's easy to reach on the T via the North Station, which directly connects to the arena, with no walking through the weather! Stay warm and comfortable as you watch the game heat up - there are usually several games scheduled each week. If the teams are away while you're in town, you can always join the local crowd at a nearby sports bar, which is also a quintessential Boston experience.

Inspire Imagination & Wonder at World-Class Museums
Whether you're interested in high-tech science experiments, abstract modern art, underwater sea life, or kid-friendly fun - Boston has just the museum for you. Spending a leisurely afternoon at one of the city's amazing museums is one of the top things to do in Boston year-round, and it's just perfect for winter weather days. Indulge your interests and passions at one of these fantastic Boston museums:

  • The Mapparium - Step inside a giant stained-glass globe to see what the world was like 85 years ago, and stay for the sound and light show if you can!
  • Museum of Science - See IMAX films and planetarium shows at this kid-friendly museum, which features an indoor zoo and a fantastic location over the Charles River.
  • Museum of Fine Arts - From ancient Chinese artifacts to French post-impressionism, this comprehensive museum spans most of human history.
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library - Explore the life of the beloved 35th President at this intriguing waterfront museum.
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History - Be wowed by giant dinosaur skeletons and learn about incredible phenomena in the natural world.
  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum - Visit the site of the infamous Boston Tea Party and enjoy state-of-the-art educational presentations inside.
  • Boston Children's Museum - Entertain the kids for hours at this award-winning children's museum with three floors of hands-on exhibits for all ages.

Enjoy Exciting Live Shows in Boston's Theatre District
It may be winter for some people in Boston - but it's theater season for fans of Broadway musicals, opera, ballet, symphonies, and live entertainment of every variety. Stay steps away from the beautifully restored Theatre District at Revere Hotel and choose from a wide variety of performances at several incredible theaters. Listen to sweeping classical music with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Boston Opera House and see the Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse. Watch blockbuster Broadway musicals at the Shubert and the Wang Theatre. Find artsy shows at the Paramount and comedy at the Wilbur Theatre. And with a plethora of restaurants and bars nearby, it's easy (and highly advisable!) to extend your night on the town with an early dinner before the show and a relaxing nightcap afterward. You'll be wishing for an encore.

Warm Your Spirit at Historic Taverns, Irish Bars, and Convivial Pubs
Watering holes have been the preferred gathering places of Boston locals since the area was first settled, with the earliest colonists bringing their penchant for hearty brews and heartwarming food from their home countries. It's still the same today - and there's no better place to while away a cold winter night than at one of Boston's inviting taverns. Order a pint at The Green Dragon, headquarters of the American Revolution, or at the Bell in Hand Tavern, which has been serving drinks since 1795. Laugh with locals at friendly Irish bars like J.J. Foley's or M.J. O'Connor's. Craving authentic New England cuisine to go along with your Boston craft beer? Settle in at Rebel's Guild and discover the unexpected in traditional New England comfort foods - plus playful craft cocktails and a rebellious spirit that is uniquely Bostonian.

Embrace the Real Boston on a Winter Getaway to Revere Hotel
Experience a side of the city that tourists don't see when you visit in winter - a season that brings out the true character of Boston beneath a soft white blanket of snow. You'll be amazing at all the things to do in Boston that are indoors, and Revere Hotel is centrally located in the middle of it all. We're steps away from the Theatre District and Boston Common, with easy subway access for getting around the city. Savor authentic New England cuisine at Rebel's Guild and share cocktails in our rustic-chic Lobby Bar. Sleep like a dream in an ultra-comfortable room with local artwork and plenty of extras. Wake up to a whole new side of Boston with a winter escape unlike any before.

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