Girl in earmuffs and mittens blowing snow from her hands into the windSpring in Boston is a beautiful time of year, but you don’t have to wait until then to enjoy what the city has to offer. Enjoy gorgeous views of Boston from inside its skyscrapers and experience the local businesses.

Prudential Center

A favorite shopping destination, the Prudential Center holds all you need for a day well-spent inside. From its high-end stores like Aritzia and Lord and Taylor to the huge Italian emporium Eataly, you can spend hours exploring the Pru. Take the elevator all the way up the Skywalk Observatory for fantastic 360 views of the city.

Prudential Center. 800 Boylston Street Boston, MA. (617) 236-3100

Southie Bowl

In the heart of the South Boston Southie Bowl is a locally-owned community bowling alley. Offering good old fashioned candlepin bowling, Southie Bowl has been around for over twenty years. It’s perfect for some family time or a night out with friends.

Southie Bowl. 543 E Broadway Boston, MA. (617) 464-4858

Brattle Theater

This tiny local theater is tucked away on Brattle street in Harvard Square. Brattle isn’t your typical movie theater–it’s loved for its screenings of black-and-white classics like Casablanca and The Princess Bride, as well as genre-focused programming. Enjoy this Boston staple of over fifty years.

Brattle Theater. 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. (617) 876-8021

Aquarium

The New England Aquarium sits right next to the Boston Harbor. A popular field trip destination, the aquarium is also a great spot for science and nature lovers to get their learning fix. For a truly immersive experience, watch a documentary in the IMAX theater. The aquarium is home to thousands of beautiful creatures, including lionfish, sea lions, penguins, octopus and more.

New England Aquarium. 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA. (617) 973-5200

Brewery Tour

Named after the famous founding father, Sam Adams beer has its roots in Boston, and you can get the full experience at the brewery and tap room. Take a tour to learn all about the brewing process, the history of the company and finish with a beer enjoyed in the Tap Room.

Sam Adams Brewery. 30 Germania St, Boston, MA. (617) 368-5080