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Baby, It’s Cold Outside – 5 Fun Winter Activities in Boston

When the temperatures drop, many Bostonians can’t wait to hit the slopes. But for non-skiers it can be difficult to find the motivation to get outside and do something active. Luckily, you really don’t have to go far to find a fun activity indoors or outdoors!

  • Ice skating. Besides the Frog Pond, we have Newton’s indoor Daly Rink, Jamaica Plain’s Kelly Outdoor Rink and Cleveland Circle’s Reilly Memorial Rink. Be sure to check their public skating hours before heading over.
  • Catch a show. Avoid the Theatre District crowds and take in some new talent. The award-winning Boston Playwrights’ Theatre offers an eclectic mix of classic plays and new works by graduates.
  • Grab the kids and go sledding! Brookline’s Larz Anderson Park is a family favorite. If it’s too crowded, try the Arboretum or Olmsted Park in Jamaica Plain. Others include Amory Park and Corey Hill Outlook in Brookline, as well as Brighton’s Hobart Street Playground.
  • Try your hand at frostbite sailing on the Charles. If that sounds a little intimidating, the Boston Sailing Center offers a winter racing class too.
  • Drink wine inside! The annual Boston Wine Festival kicks off in January, with most events at the Boston Harbor Hotel. If it’s too far of a hike, you can always sample wine at a pub near you. Get out of your comfort zone and look to the Best Restaurants list for inspiration.

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