Boston Winter Events

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If you plan on being on the East Coast this winter, make sure that you clear your calendar to spend a day or two in Boston. One of the most historic cities in the U.S. the Hub is also home to tons of cutting-edge attractions and events. With a GO Select Boston Pass from Smart Destinations, you’ll ensure that you get to see as many of them as you want. Although attractions like the  Freedom Trail and the Boston Movie Walking Tour are great options, there are also tons of other great Boston Winter Events that you may want to investigate.

Just after St. Patrick’s Day on March 20, the Taste of WGBH Brew Event will allow interested parties to step inside the station’s Brighton studios for an early sampling of some of the season’s finest spring craft beers. Brewers from Troëgs Brewing Company, Jack’s Abby and Hopsters Brew will be on hand to discuss their beverages and answer any questions you might have.

For a more family-oriented Boston Winter Event, head to Blue Hills Ski Area for Winter Fest on February 25. Hike the mountain, do some skiing or relax indoors while sampling chili and creating with arts and crafts. There will also be an Irish band playing traditional tunes and offerings from Blue Hills Brewery. Best of all – it’s free

There are always more choices, but don’t forget to use your GO Select Boston Pass to check out indoor (and warm) family-friendly venues like the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science and New England Aquarium.

Although Boston might be known for having great seafood, don’t underestimate some of the other cuisine that’s available. The Gourmet Dumpling House is famous for their “mini juicy dumplings.” Also known as soup dumplinga, these babies are chock-full of broth, pork and crabmeat. For a vegetarian alternative, the steamed vegetable dumplings or scallion pancakes are tasty. “I can not wait to return to try out more dumplings,” wrote one Yelp reviewer. “The scallion pancakes are hands down the BEST I have ever had,” said someone else.

Another typical Boston Winter event that is native to New England is candlepin bowling. Although it seems weird to some people, candlepin style bowling – which uses balls that are a little smaller than softballs – is a great way to stay warm in the winter. Sacco’s Bowl Haven in Somerville has everything you need for a quintessential night of candlepin bowling. Head to Sacco’s to enjoy paper scorecards, a jukebox and organic pizza.

Looking for things to do in Boston and discounts on attractions and tours? Learn how to save money with a Boston discount attractions pass by Smart Destinations.

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