frog pond ice skating
Boston is a lively city year-round, and when the winter winds begin to blow, it’s time to enjoy some holiday cheer in Beantown. Enjoying Boston’s winter wonderland doesn’t have to break the bank– if you live in one of Boston’s apartments or are looking at Boston apartments for rent, the holiday season is a fantastic time to get acquainted with the city.
Ice Skating at Boston Common
From Allston Apartments to south end real estate, you can easily get to Boston Common by car or with public transportation. Enjoy an age-old holiday activity and skate the day or evening away for a mere few dollars. Snack on Belgian Waffles at the concession stand and warm up with good-old-fashioned hot chocolate.
Show your college ID on Tuesday evenings and get in for half-price, or just $2. Against a backdrop of trees clinging to the last of their autumn leaves, you can be active and enjoy the crisp cool air while ice skating at Boston Common.
Hop On/Hop Off Trolley & Shopping Tour
Whether you’ve come from your Back Bay Condo or were just out shopping for Beacon Hill real estate, a shopping jaunt may or may not be what’s on your mind. But the hip, iconic Newbury Street area is sure to make a shopper out of you. Get off at Stop #8 on the Hop On/Hop Off trolley tour to do some window shopping or buy gifts at Copley Mall.
Once you’re all shopped out or need a break from the cold, you can get back on the trolley and enjoy the 110-minute guided tour that will get you acquainted with all the highlights of the Boston area. You might even see some Boston apartments for rent along the way.
Boston’s iconic Prudential Center is also on the tour, providing you with more shopping options and a bird’s eye view of the holiday lights from high atop the building in the Skywalk Observatory.
Harvard Square on Christmas Eve
Boston property management teams are likely to point you in the direction of Harvard Square for a day full of budget-friendly holiday or winter time activities. Known worldwide, the Harvard University campus and surrounding area– known as Harvard Square — turn into a magical, winter wonderland between December 23rd and December 26th.
Get from your Boston rental property to Harvard Square easily by way of public transportation to enjoy winter time activities such as Christmas caroling, Christmas Eve services, holiday meals at one of the many Harvard Square restaurants or strolling around with friends and family.
Check for student discounts, if applicable, or save money with the Go Boston card to gain access to many of the Boston area museums and holiday activities all for one price. If you’re attending Harvard or will be soon, and already know how lively and beautiful the area is, make it the place to invite family members and friends for the holiday season.
“First Night” in Boston
Out with the old and in with the new. “First Night” is the world-famous Beantown New Year’s Eve celebration that starts early in the afternoon and rings in the New Year.
Bundle up for a day and night full of winter wonderland activities as you peruse museums and shops in-between stopping in to the local restaurants or pubs for a New Year’s Eve beverage. Enjoy music presented by First Night Organization who’s been bringing the arts to Boston for the past 35 years in an effort to bring art education opportunities to underserved teens and young children. After enjoying the activities all day long, you can start the New Year with a bang with a fireworks display.
Boston on a budget is no problem during winter time or any time of the year. No matter which Boston apartment you’ve chosen to rent, your neighboring businesses provide you with enough options to keep you busy for many winters to come.
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