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The Whitney Guide to Winter in Boston

Fall foliage has come and gone and winter in Boston has arrived. This is one of the most magical times of year, where chilly temperatures are more than worth it when snow blankets the city. Here’s what to do this winter in Boston.

Ice Skating

Hit the new 11,000-square-foot ice skating rink around City Hall Plaza. For a quintessential winter activity, go ice skating in the oldest public park in the country at the Frog Pond in Boston Common. And don’t miss a stop at the Frog Pond Café, where you can warm up with a hot drink and Belgian waffles.

Museum Exhibits

The fourth-largest museum in the country, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has one of the most impressive art collections in the world. The courtyard at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum — designed to resemble a Venetian palace — is often overlooked, but its seasonal garden exhibit is always worth a visit. And plenty more visitors will be in town for Yayoi Kusama’s famous Infinity Mirrors exhibit. Check out our roundup of the best museum exhibits to check out this winter.

Holiday Shopping

No winter trip to New England is complete without a visit to a holiday market. We rounded up the best holiday markets in Boston, so as gift-giving season approaches, you can skip the mall and find the perfect present for everyone on your list.

Festive Activities

Check out our guide to the best festive activities in Boston. From the Boston Common tree lighting to a holiday-themed harbor cruise, there’s no shortage of things to do this winter in Boston.

Ready to plan your winter in Boston?

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