The new year is finally here!
Goodbye 2021! The new and awaited year has finally arrived, and it’s time to set some new goals for 2022, like having more fun in the Hub. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the most amazing and fun things to do in Boston this January. Start with the right foot and check these out!
Calm your mind and experience classical music in a whole new light with these sensational concerts located in a historical Boston venue. Throughout this winter, the Candlelight Concert series will feature a wide variety of themed repertoires, from Vivaldi to Coldplay. Hosted at the Temple Ohabei Shalom, the venue will be illuminated with flameless candles, creating an unforgettable ambiance. Highlights of the concert series this month include:
- From Bach to The Beatles
- A Tribute to Taylor Swift
- Rock Classics on Strings
- Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More
Dino Safari is the perfect treat for any dino enthusiasts in your life, whether they’re young or older. In this immersive exhibition located in Faneuil Hall, you’ll be able to meet life-sized, moving dinosaurs up-close and learn everything about how they lived while on earth. With a huge gift shop filled with dino merch and a VR game close by, it’s a fun family adventure that over 33k have experienced and loved so far in Boston. Get your tickets here before they sell out!
You don’t have to travel all the way to Italy to experience the beauty and marvel of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. This immersive exhibit will be true-to-size while still allowing you to get up-close views of the incredible details of these masterpieces. Brought to life using a special printing technique that emulates the look and feel of the original paintings, visitors are given a chance to engage with the artwork in ways that were never before possible: seeing every detail, every brushstroke, and every color of the artist’s 34 frescoes. Join the waitlist and get exclusive access before tickets are released to the public!
Museums are great places to visit on a snowy winter day, and Boston is home to some truly impressive museums. However, those museum admission fees can add up if you’re looking to experience them all. Luckily, if you time your visit right, you can get free or discounted admission to many of Boston’s world-class museums. Check out our guide to getting free or discounted admission for all the best tips.
The Strand Theatre is currently hosting a totally unique entertainment show—a 4D experience that surrounds you with artistic masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh on all sides. As opposed to gazing at just one painting from afar in a museum, you’ll be able to walk inside Van Gogh’s greatest works at this exhibit. The vibrant colors and masterly brushstrokes swirl around you as you experience these post-impressionist works at a surreal scale. You can get tickets to this unique experience here.
Get ready to go under the sea and step into a world of mermaids, sailors, and sea creatures. During this 90-minute cocktail experience, you’ll be submerged in a breathtaking atmosphere unlike anything you’ve seen on land! With stunning decor, delicious drinks, and talented actors guiding you through this mysterious and mesmerizing world, it’s a cocktail experience you’ll have to see to believe. Reserve your spot on the waitlist now!
You won’t want to miss this immersive VR experience based on the Netflix original film Army of the Dead. This limited-run VR experience lets you fight your way through hordes of zombies in mixed reality with the latest technology that feels shockingly real. Ready to destroy some zombies? Reserve your spot on the waitlist here.
Ghost tours are a signature Boston event for a reason! And if you’ve never been on one before, then be sure to check out the Boston Ghost Tour, running every night throughout the winter. While walking the city streets after dark, you’ll learn the stories of haunted locations and ghosts that provide a different viewpoint on some of the real history hidden behind the city’s past.
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.
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!
Get out of your kitchen comfort zone and take an Italian cooking class with your friends, family, or loved ones. Not only will you have fun and eat fantastic food, you’ll also be able to recreate the dishes afterwards as many times as you want.
Food tours are the perfect way to explore the best offerings of Boston’s food scene. Instead of stressing about what to eat for dinner, go on a guided (or self-guided!) tour around the city to have a totally unique culinary experience. Our favorites in Boston right now include:
January is the perfect time to show off your skills on the ice, and many (if not all) of the rinks in the city are now open! Check out our list of our favorite ice rinks to get some inspiration for your next skating session.
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!
With theaters being closed for so long, we can’t wait to see the newest movie releases on a screen bigger than a laptop. And this fall, there are plenty of anticipated films, including like Matrix: Resurrections and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Get your tickets to the hottest films in Boston here with an exclusive discount.
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!
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