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  • Writer's pictureHARLEY LACARDO

“Cool” winter activities in Boston

Updated: Mar 31, 2023


Graphic by Harley LaCardo

When the cold weather kicks in, it can be hard to want to get out and do anything. Here are some things that you can do to shake the seasonal depression and have some fun this winter.


Quincy Market:

One way to entertain yourself on a slow day is by visiting the Quincy Market. The market holds many little shops with knick-knacks, popular clothing stores, and plenty of food options that make it a worthwhile trip. Plus, there are beautiful gardens and seaside views nearby so you can really take in the beautiful Boston scenery.


The Freedom Trail:

Looking for a history lesson with a little fun? Drag your friends out and take the pub crawl tour along the Freedom Trail. Pricing is affordable, and if you don’t know much about the Boston area it gives you a chance to learn more about the city while having a good time with friends.



The Frog Pond:

The Frog pond is set right in the Boston Common, with many things to offer including college nights, birthday parties, and rink rentals. The rink kicks off each season with a skating spectacular that might include special guests. However, the rink is only open until March, so hurry up before it's too late and get on the ice.


The Prudential Center:

If you are looking to spend the day in Boston, but don't want it to be too hectic, head to the Prudential Center and do some therapy shopping. On the coldest days in Boston, this can be a great place to stay warm. The center consists of 75 stores and restaurants, so you will be sure to spend the majority of your day there.


Saint Patrick’s Day Parade:

With St. Patrick's Day coming up, surely you want to spend it in the city. The annual St. Patrick's Day parade will be held in South Boston, and if you plan on going, prepare to be there all day. St Patrick's Day in Boston is not taken lightly.


Restaurant Week:

The month of March also comes with restaurant week, which means that there will be some great deals at some of Boston’s best restaurants. Since it is still cold this is the perfect activity to stay warm, it also helps if you are interested in trying more foods, and getting great deals.


Hopefully, this list provides you with some inspiration so you don’t have to spend your winter cooped up indoors, especially with a great city like Boston right in your peripheral.


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