Known for its historical significance, unique traditions, and cultural nuances, Boston is easily one of America’s most prominent cities. As the weather changes with each passing season, so do Boston’s preferred activities.
Springtime is nearly here, and with it will come all sorts of delightful outdoor adventures and gatherings in Boston. Until that time, however, locals and visitors alike typically prefer to spend the majority of their time indoors. Luckily, Boston has an excellent array of indoor activities. If you intend on visiting the city soon, utilize our Boston indoor activities guide to ensure you enjoy all of Boston’s finest indoor offerings.
Boston Indoor Activities
Unusual or Usual – You Can Museum Your Way
Boston is FULL of museums. We realize that the word museum can have a positive or negative effect. But guess what? Boston has more than mere history or art, oh no, we’ve got all sorts of museums. We recommend the following:
- Warren Anatomical Museum – Boston medical museum featuring quite a few skulls.
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – One woman’s obsession with artifacts from around the world.
For the more classical museum options, visit:
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
- John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library
- The Paul Revere House
Eat, Shop, Drink and Be Merry at Eataly
Do you love all things Italian? Eataly will be your new favorite place of all time. Essentially, Eataly is a giant Italian marketplace featuring multiple restaurants, wine bars, and market shops. There’s so much to explore, and consume, one could easily pass half the day away here.
Be Entertained at TD Garden
Normally home to the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins, TD Garden also features a variety of artists and shows throughout the year. In March, you’ll have the opportunity to see a Celtics or Bruins game, as well as concerts from the likes of John Mayer, Lionel Richie, and Mariah Carey. Without a doubt, you’ll be warm and entertained in TD Gardens!
A lesser known fact about Boston is that it’s a city obsessed with bowling! By far, Boston’s most famous alley is King’s Lanes in the Back Bay. Featuring vintage and retro decor, high-tech scorekeeping, high-def TV’s, beer, cuisine, and a constantly buzzing ambiance. There’s usually a wait for a lane, but in the meantime grab a drink at the bar and people watch.
Laugh, Chuckle, or Giggle Your Way Through Boston’s Comedy Clubs
Boston is a city full of funny people and funny comedians. Or at least, we think so. You can decide for yourself at any one of the following comedy clubs (our favorites):
- The Comedy Studio – the place with comedians you’ve never heard of before, and no ordering minimum
- Wilbur Theater – the place with comedians you’ve heard of before
- Dick Doherty’s Comedy Den – the classic choice
Drink Your Way Around The City on a Boston Beer Tour
Delicious and fun, Boston beer tours are by far one of the preferred ways to get around town. You’ll experience the history of Boston in a whole new perspective, eating, drinking and laughing the entire way. Choose from a few different tour options, such as the Original Brew Tour, After Hours Brew Tour, the Sip of Boston Brew Tour, or a Private Tour. All tours run by Boston Brew Tours.
Catch The Greatest City View at The Prudential Skywalk Observatory
Every great city should have a great view and, thankfully, Boston’s is indoors! This is Boston’s only 360-degree view of greater Boston and beyond. There are Acoustiguides to give you a play by play of everything you can see from above. We recommend visiting the Skywalk almost as soon as you arrive, that way as you take in the sights from above, you can decide which ones you might want to go check out later!
Boston indoor activities are just as exciting and encompassing as Boston’s outdoor activities! There’s so much to do and see in this great city, you may just need to take two trips – one in the winter and one in the summer! If you’re visiting during the colder months, hopefully, this guide will help narrow down what to do and see during your stay! If you haven’t booked your accommodations yet, let us recommend Copley Square Hotel. Steps from many of Boston’s finest indoor offerings, the chic boutique Copley Square Hotel will enhance your stay and keep you coming back for more!