Winter Activities Around the Seaport for 2022 Jan 31, 2022
The winter season is upon us, and the cold temperatures have settled in for the next few months. If you’re feeling a bit cramped from being stuck inside, we have some excellent suggestions for winter activities around the Boston area to keep you occupied. Adventure awaits!
Who says visiting the coast is only for the summer? About 35 miles north of Boston is the seaside town of Ipswich, famous for its annual Chowderfest and Crane Beach—known for its beautiful white sand and pristine surroundings. Founded in 1634, Ipswich is teeming with historical attractions, including museums, galleries, first-period homes, and even a castle.
Must see: Take a one to two-hour guided horseback ride on Crane Beach!
Spend a weekend touring breweries in Somerville, where your only mission is to sit, drink, and be merry. A few of the most popular breweries are the Aeronaut Brewing Company, Remnant Brewing, and Winter Hill Brewing Company. When you’re ready for a change of scenery, you can take the Somerville Food Tour in Davis Square, shop at Bow Market in Union Square, or go for a live show at The Burren.
Must see: Venture down to the Museum of Bad Art located in the Somerville Theater.
Woodstock, New Hampshire
Woodstock is a heavily forested town full of classic winter activities such as cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, snowmobiling, ice skating, and snowshoeing. It’s also home to an impressive display of ice structures at Ice Castles! The entire exhibit has several ice masterpieces that you can explore.
Must see: Ice Castles has tours open for the winter season!
For a date night idea, visit the Public Open Night at the Observatory at the Boston University campus. Every Wednesday, the BU Coit Observatory opens its doors for an hour-long show where attendees can view the night sky like never before. Afterward, there’s plenty of time to end the evening with a romantic dinner.
Must see: Grab your tickets to the Observatory Open Night here.