Hey First Years! Your first semester of college is almost complete and winter break is almost here! Here are some fun winter-themed activities around the Boston area that may be interesting for you to do during break.
Take in the View
Visit the Top of the Hub 52 floors above Boston and walk the Skywalk Observatory. The cost is $16 for adults, $11 for children, and $13 for students and seniors. This includes an audio tour and entry into the Dreams of Freedom Museum. Just make sure to call ahead because the Skywalk closes for special events and inclement weather.
Go Ice Skating
Head over to the Boston Common to glide across the picturesque Frog Pond. Admission is based on the skater’s height — free for those under 58 inches and $5 for those over. Skate rentals cost $10 for adults and $5 for kids. The ice skating season runs from December to March.
This activity comes in right at $25 but is too good not to mention. If you like to ski but don’t like spending big money at big resorts, check out Blue Hills Ski Area in Canton. If you don’t mind night skiing, a lift ticket to ski between 5 and 9 p.m. will cost you just $25 on weekdays.
It’s a winter pastime that never gets old. Grab a sled and head for the nearest hill by your house. Best of all, it’s free.
Play at the Boston Children’s Museum
Tickets to the Boston Children’s Museum cost $14, which means an expense of $28 for two and $56 for a family of four. That is, unless you take advantage of Target Fridays every Friday night at the museum, where admission is just $1 per person between 5 and 9 p.m. Now that’s a deal!
Attend a Chocolate Tasting
If you are a chocolate lover, it doesn’t get much better than this. Learn how Taza makes its Mexican-style organic dark chocolate and enjoy samples while you’re at it during a $6 factory tour. Tours last between 45 minutes and one hour. Currently, $1 of your admission is donated to the Museum of Science to support educational outreach in Cambridge, Somerville and Greater Boston.
Immerse Yourself in Boston Sports
You can visit famous Boston sports objects such as Larry Bird’s locker, the Beanpot trophy, a piece of the boards and glass from the old Boston Garden, and more. Admission for adults is $12, students and seniors is $6, and kids under 10 are free.
Go Rock Climbing
In the mood for a challenge? Spend the afternoon climbing the walls at Rock Spot Climbing in Boston. There’s a brand new location opening this month at 30 Old Colony Ave in South Boston. Or head to the Sprague Street location for 9,000 square feet of climbing surfaces that include slabs, steep faces, overhangs, roofs, and a massive 15-foot cave. A day pass will cost you $16 ($25 with gear).
Enjoy winter break!