61 Incredible Things To Do In Boston This January

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61 Incredible Things To Do In Boston This January

The new year is finally here!

Goodbye and good riddance 2020! The new and awaited year has finally arrived and its time to set some new goals for 2021, like having more fun in the District. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the most amazing and fun things to do in Washington DC this January. Start with the right foot and check these out!

1. Pretend you’re Elsa at one of these magical ice castles!

Calling all winter lovers! Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland of fairytale ice castles this January.  New Hampshire’s popular ice castles are making a comeback after the holidays albeit with a few changes to make this magical experience COVID-friendly.

2. Enjoy some freshly-shucked oysters at America’s Best Landmark Restaurant…

Possibly one of the best Boston spot to enjoy freshly-shucked oysters, Union Oyster House is now officially North America’s Best Landmark Restaurant. The iconic North End enclave, which has been around since 1862, received the distinction from the World Culinary Awards, beating other emblematic U.S. nominees including NYC’s Katz’s Delicatessen and the only other New England entry and oldest restaurant in the country, Newport’s White Horse Tavern.

3. Or check out the U.S.’s oldest tavern instead!


Built in 1652, the historic White Horse Tavern in Newport, RI, has been welcoming hungry Americans since even before the US was born. The building is considered a National Landmark and it’s even among the 10 oldest restaurants in the world!

4. Savor some award-winning waffles

Photo: Instagram / @curiocoffee

Do you love sweets a waffle lot? We don’t blame you, there’s nothing quite like a sweet pick-me-up, especially when it comes in the shape of crispy-on-the-outside-soft-on-the-inside, mouthwatering waffles. And we just found the best ones in the whole of the state of Massachusetts, right here in Cambridge!

5. Indulge yourself with a hot mixology experience at home

Enter a world of tipsy temptation at the Speakeasy On Demand and indulge yourself while Madame Lulu and her terrific troupe lead you through a night full of tantalizing cocktails and fabulous performances by some of the top cirque, burlesque and theatrical performers in the world!

6-13. Warm-up with a hearty bowl of Ramen

You’ve made it to the last month of quite a tumultuous year! Why not treat yourself to a hearty, delicious bowl of Ramen? There’s nothing quite like a bowl of hot ramen to warm you up on a cold winter’s day. If you’re looking to slurp down on a steamy bowl of noodles in a flavorful broth we know a few places you may want to check out. From creamy pork tonkotsu to 48-hour chicken broth all served with noodles cooked to perfection, here are some of our favorite spots to grab ramen in The Hub. And the best part? They’re all open for delivery!

14-24. Cuddle up with a nice hot cup of cocoa…



Based on the mountains of snow outside our windows right now, it’s pretty obvious we’re officially in hot chocolate season. This tasty, chocolatey cup of absolute goodness is key to keeping warm during the cold New England winters and even boosting one’s intelligence! So because we cannot go through winter without this wonderful, decadent elixir, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite Boston spots to grab a cup of hot chocolate.

25-41. And while you’re at it why not catch up on some of the best TV shows of 2020!

Whether it was listening to music, eating, or participating in outdoor activities — we all found our vice this year. Ours here at the Secret Media Network? Watching TV shows. We’ve asked all the editors of the various cities that make up the Secret Media to tell us their favorite series to come out from this unusual year. There doesn’t seem to be a consensus, but there are some very good recommendations — below are some of the ones we’re obsessed with.

42-52. Hit the slopes!

Living in Boston means having access to tons of amazing skiing areas that are right on our doorstep. Some of these are next to incredibly cute towns perfect for making a weekend trip out of it. Oh, and don’t forget your camera because these skiing areas are totally picture perfect!

53-60. Brave the weather and check out some of Boston’s coolest outdoor winter setups

We’ve all trudged through the snow to get to work or class in the harsh New England winter — we’re seasoned winter adventurers. So don’t let a little snow or wind stop you from enjoying a fun (and safe) night out. Fire pits, igloos, cute greenhouses and snow much more await you at these charming Boston spots which are all decked out for the winter and will help you stay cozy all season long!

61.Explore the worlds of Jean-Michel Basquiat & Keith Haring in a free virtual art exhibit

The closure of museums, galleries, and venues across the globe has led to a surprising benefit. It’s no reason to jump and shout for joy of course, considering the trying circumstances that we are all facing, but due to the closure of the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia, people from all around the world will find themselves fortunate enough to view the NGV’s newly-launched virtual programming. This includes the unprecedented and world premiere exhibition Crossing Lines, showcasing the works of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

See also: 11 Things Every Bostonian Should Add To Their Bucketlist In 2021

[Featured image: Instagram / @oschapov]

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