One of the best things about Boston is that there’s always something to do, no matter what time of the year it is. Whether you love cold weather or are more inclined toward the indoors, there these best Boston winter attractions are sure to entertain:

City Hall Plaza

​“Boston Winter” is the newest attraction on the block at City Hall Plaza. With a grand opening that took place the first week of December, the downtown attraction has transformed into a festive hub with all things winter, complete with an 11,000 square-foot ice-skating path, hot chocolate and snack stands, and the Urban Lodge beer hall.

1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA

Ice Skating at The Frog Pond

A favorite spot for Bostonians in the winter, the ice rink at Frog Pond is located near the edge of the Boston Common off of Tremont Street. You can rent skates and sip hot cocoa from Frog Pond Café before spending an afternoon coasting around the rink. It’s also only a few blocks away from Downtown Crossing’s shops and restaurants.

Boston Common, Boston, MA

Holiday Cruise

​If you want to see the city, but don’t feel like walking around in the cold, consider a winter afternoon or evening cruise across the Boston Harbor. There are a number of different trips to choose fro—the Holiday Jazz Cruise, the Cocoa & Carols Holiday Cruise, Boston Harbor’s New Years Eve Cruise, and more.

Theater Shows

​There are always great shows running in Boston, from Broadway hits to ballet and opera. Whether it’s the Wang or the Boston Opera House, the lively theater scene has something for everyone and is a perfect way to escape the cold for a few hours.

Faneuil Hall

​A classic tourist stop in Boston, Faneuil Hall is a perfect spot for a winter stroll. Enjoy nightly light shows that run through New Years, along with a number of other events, great dinner spots, and a shopping center. It’s only a short-walk from the North End (Boston’s Little Italy) and the Harbor.

4 South Market Building, Boston, MA 02109