things to do in massachusetts


Top 5 Skiing Mountains in New England

It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend to go skiing! New England is luckily enough to have some of the best ski resorts in the country.  We choose our favorites based on a variety of different criteria including largest resort, to most family friendly.  Here are our top 5 mountains within a 3 hours drive from Massachusetts!

Best Family Friendly Mountain
Loon Mountain in New Hampshire

Located in the scenic White Mountain National Forest, this mountain offers beautiful scenery and ample snowfall. Loon offers wide groomed trails, tree glades and steep moguls. At night take advantage of the variety of shops and restaurants. For those of you who need a break from skiing, the resort includes an ice castle, a winter zip-line, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, snow tubing and an adventure center.

Runs: 61

Most Terrain Parks
Okemo Mountain Resort in Southern Vermont

Okemo’s accommodates skiers of all levels. With an almost equal balance between beginner, intermediate and advanced trails, everyone is sure to find the perfect run. For boarders and freestylers, the park offers 8 terrains parks, including a Superpipe. Okemo’s trail network spans over five distinct alpine areas, and let’s not forget it has one of the highest vertical drops in southern Vermont of 2,200 feet.

Runs: 120

Biggest Mountain/ Resort
Killington Resort in Southern Vermont

The biggest resort on our list spanning 6 mountains providing 155 runs, with the longest run 6 miles. Killington’s terrain is extremely diverse, ranging from gentle groomers, learning areas to steep mogul runs and gladed trails, as well as some of the best terrain parks in the northeast. With 5 base lodges around the resort, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy Killington’s fine dining options.  By the end of the day, if you aren’t wiped out from the amazing skiing, take advantage of Killington’s awesome nightlife.

Runs: 155

Most Environmental Resort
Jiminy Peak in Western Massachusetts

Jiminy is the only one on our list in Massachusetts, and the only resort in America that generates their own energy by using alternative wind power from their Wind Turbine. A great mountain for beginners and for those who want relaxing runs with over half the runs on beginner trails. Don’t let that deter those of you advanced skiers. Jiminy peak offers advanced and expert runs on challenging terrain that you can easily get to from a ride on the six-passenger express ski lift to the summit. And if you can’t get enough skiing in during the day, stay for a night ski!

Runs: 45

Best Pricing Offers
Stratton Mountain Resort in Southern Vermont

Stratton is offering a great deal of 2 one-day lift tickets for discounted rates. Recently revamped, guests can now enjoy new snowmaking, grooming, new trails, and newly remodeled lodging and dining. With 100 acres of glades, and 95% snow making coverage, skiers and boarders are sure to be pleased. But, for some reason if you are not happy with the mountain, Stratton offers a “Great Snow Guarantee.” Ride the trails for an hour, and if you aren’t satisfied, Stratton will give you credit towards another day.

Runs: 97

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Top 10 Places to go Sledding in New England

For all the annoying problems that come with snow, it can be easy to forget how much fun it can be.  New England, with all its wonderful mountains and hills, has great places to go sledding. Don’t fret if you don’t have a sled, grab a inner tube, or trash can lid, or check out these awesome DIY ideas to make your own!

1.For those brave at heart and willing to travel, check out Suicide Hill in Bangor, Maine.  It’s icy and steep, which makes fast the only speed to go down.

2. Larz Anderson Park in Brookline, MA will make anyone happy.  They have all types of hills, and a snack shop.  Also, huge bonus for having bathrooms.

3.  The “Bowl” next to Jamaica Pond in Boston, MA provides a little extra fun at the end of your trip down. Like the name suggests, its bowl shaped so when you go down one side, you go back up the other before you come down again.

4.  One of the best make shift sleds I ever used was a cafeteria tray from my college cafeteria.  Take a visit to Wellesley College, in Wellesley, MA , to try out their sledding hill near Severance Hall.

5. Make a day out of Flagstaff Hill in the Boston Common, Boston, MA.  Along with sledding, there’s an ice skating ring, and plenty of kid friendly restaurants.

6. Although this one might be a bit of a hike up, Prospect Park Hill in Waltham, MA is worth it.  With amazing views of Boston, it is definitely a site to see.

7. Norfolk Golf Club in Westwood, MA has great slopes for sledding.  Unfortunately, everyone seems to know that so it can get crowded.

8. If you don’t want to have to worry about parking, Lexington High School in Lexington, MA is worth checking out.  It has a good hill behind it, and because it’s a school there’s plenty of places to park on the weekend.

9. No one wants a tree in the middle on their sledding route. Bradgon’s Hill in Amherst, NH has a nice long open hills with no trees in the way.

10. Want to socialize but still want plenty of room to sled? Amory Park in Brookline, MA has the best of both worlds.  While there’s lot of people who love coming to this park, there’s still plenty of room for you to have your own space.

Feeling inspired? Grab a sled and hit the hill of your choice before it’s too late! Though it may feel like winter is lasting forever, there are only a few weeks left until spring. Make sure you make the best of it by getting in some sledding time this season.

Do you have a favorite sledding hill that’s not included? Comment below to share your pick!

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February 2015 Events in Massachusetts

The start of February brings more snow to our winter wonderland called Massachusetts!  Although it’s tempting to just stay cooped up in our homes, there are some events that are just worth going to!  Here are some of MassDrive’s favorite events happening in February.

Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival
Feb 6th – Feb 15th: Salem, MA

This luscious tasting event features wine and chocolate samplings from premier Salem restaurants, stores and sweet shops. Kick off the event at Colonial Hall at Rockafellas Friday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m with chocolates and wine tasting. Enjoy more than 15 large sculptures around downtown Salem with trolley rides guiding you through the festival route. Also, many of Salem’s downtown businesses will offer discounts on special offerings throughout the festival so be sure to stop by!

The Wiz
Feb 13th – Feb 22nd: Dorchester, MA

Get your tickets while you can for the award winning Broadway musical “The Wiz”! Winner of 7 Tony awards, this modern re-telling of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” sets Dorothy’s adventures to a lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul. The Fiddlehead Theater Company invites people of all ages to come dance away their winter doldrums on this perfectly magical journey.

3rd Annual Frozen Pilgrim 10K Plymouth
Feb 15th: Plymouth, MA

Grab your sneakers, (and jacket!) to compete in the 3rd Annual Frozen Pilgrim race. Starting and finishing at the Boys & Girl’s Club of Plymouth, this 10K takes you around the Industrial Park. With a double loop up the Armstrong road hill it is sure to push your endurance. Sign up now and be sure to check out their charity Partner the Kurt Giessler Foundation for Youth Achievement.

February School Vacation Week in the Tropics at Franklin Park Zoo
Feb 16th – Feb 20th: Boston, MA

Escape the cold during February vacation week by visiting the Franklin Park Zoo’s tropical Forest, which is a wonderfully warm 72 degrees. Stroll through lush greenery and waterfalls, and visit lowland gorillas and ring-tailed lemurs. During this week there will be zookeeper encounters, crafts and much more. You can even stop by the Hippo Theater to hear Curious George tell stories everyday from 10:30 am to 3 p.m.

Adam DeVine
Feb 17th: Amherst, MA

Best known for his role as co-creater, writer and star of the hot Comedy Central show Workaholics, Adam DeVine is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. With his popularity growing rapidly, you can also catch him in upcoming feature films and guest starring on hit TV shows. Come check him out February 17th at University of Massachusetts’ Mullins Center in Amherst.

Mardi Gras Madness
Feb 17th: Dracut, MA

The Greater Lowell Chamber of Congress is hosting their one and only fundraiser of the year.  Enjoy music and Karaoke, complimentary appetizers and cupcakes, and much more. Mardi Gras Madness will have a winner-takes-all raffle that includes $1000 cash prize, gift baskets, gift certificates, concert tickets and more! Located at the Four Oaks Country Club, it is sure to be a good time.

February Events in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Events This April

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Now that spring is finally here it’s time to get out and about to celebrate!  There are many events going on this month, and the weather is starting to warm up so there’s no better time than the present.  Whether you’re looking for something to do on a day out with the family, or want an idea for a fun time with friends, we’ve got you covered.

Boston Beer Summit – Love craft beer?  Then you won’t want to miss the Boston Beer Summit, taking place from April 4-5 at the Park Plaza Castle.  This giant beer tasting will feature over 60 brewers and have more than 200 different beers to sample.  The best local, regional, national, and international brewers will all be there including Angry Orchard, Atwater, Backlash, Berkshire, Blue Hills, Blue Moon, Harpoon, Narragansett, Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, and many more.  Tickets are $50 and include entrance, entertainment, tasting mug, and beer samples.  Get your tickets while they last!

Patriots Day Celebrations – Head to Minute Man National Park in Lexington and Concord the weekend of April 19-21 for some historical fun.  Remember our nation’s journey to freedom at the very starting point of the Revolutionary War. These towns are extremely proud of their heritage, and in honor of Patriots Day weekend they will be celebrating with parades, re-enactments of Revolutionary battles, commemorative ceremonies, socials, a pancake breakfast, and much more! This event is perfect for families, history buffs, and anyone that wants to learn more about our country’s history.

Party For The Planet – Do you carpool, recycle, bring reusable bags to the store, or take other steps to go green?  Then you won’t want to miss out on celebrating Earth Day! Head to the Franklin Park Zoo with friends, family, and of course some furry friends for their Earth Day celebration, “Party For The Planet”!  This family friendly event takes place on Sunday, April 27th from 10AM – 3 PM and will raise awareness for the planet with fun events including animal enrichment activities, a chance to meet the zookeepers, entertainment, eco-friendly exhibitors and more.  What better way to celebrate planet Earth than  by getting up close and personal with some of it’s creatures?  Learn more about our planet and what you can do to make a difference every day at this exciting event.

Nantucket Daffodil Festival – The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce will be holding their Daffodil Festival from April 25-27.  This annual event celebrates the beginning of spring on the island of Nantucket with an antique car parade, community picnic, art shows, tours, exhibitions, contests, lectures, a Daffodil Flower Show, 5K, and much more.  All are welcome at this exciting event, even your furry friends!  What more could you ask for at a family event?  Many festival-goers dress up for this event, so break out your brightest yellow and enjoy this day of fun in the sun!

The start of spring is always exciting, the weather warms up, flowers are in bloom, and it becomes enjoyable to be outside again!  These events are a great way to kick off the start of the season, so grab your friends, family, flip flops, and enjoy!

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Fall Fun In Massachusetts!

This Saturday, September 22 marks the first day of fall!  We know you’re excited, what’s not to love about the cooler weather, beautiful foliage, and pumpkin flavored coffee?  That’s not all we’re celebrating this season, there are events taking place all across Massachusetts during the fall season that are celebrating everything from pumpkins to beer to life in general, all of them are tons of fun and most of them have food and entertainment, what’s not to love?

The Big E – The biggest fair in New England is back!  It began on September 14th and goes until September 30th in West Springfield, MA.  The gates open at 8AM every day but most buildings open at 10AM.  You name it, they have it at the Big E.  Animals, parades, crafts, concerts, butter sculptures, rides, shopping, entertainment (Billy Currington and Alan Jackson are upcoming performers), and fried food that can clog the healthiest of arteries, you won’t want to leave.  With over 141 options for food, you definitely won’t go hungry, especially if you sample the Craz-E Burger, which is a bacon cheeseburger between two halves of a glazed donut!  Tickets are $10 for children between ages 6-12, and $15 for adults, children under 5 are free, unfortunately there is no free parking but they have lots on site that cost $10 and there are additional private facilities in the area where prices vary.

Life Is Good Festival – Not only does this festival sound like so much fun, it benefits a worthy cause as well.  This two day festival (September 22nd and 23rd) features three stages where nationally known musical talents such as Dave Matthews, Michael Franti, Eric Hutchinson, and Sara Bareilles will be performing.  The goal of the festival is to celebrate music and optimism while also raising money for the Life Is Good Playmakers, an organization that helps kids overcome violence, poverty, and illness.  The event has many activities in addition to the musical performances, there will be a petting zoo, face painting, an obstacle course, many different races, and much much more.  It takes place at Prowse Farm in Canton, MA and each day the gates open at 11 AM and the festival ends at 9 PM.  Tickets for the Sunday show are sold out but you can still get tickets for Saturday!  Adult tickets are $65 and children’s tickets cost $20, this event is for a great cause and ALL proceeds benefit the Life Is Good Playmakers.

Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Festival – We mentioned this event in our last blog on the Best Fall Foliage Drives in New England, but it sounds like such a great time we had to give it some more attention.  Beginning this Saturday, September 22nd, the event kicks off with a leaf hunt, farmer’s market, arts and crafts festival, and a bluegrass festival.  On Sunday, September 23rd there is a children’s road race and fair which is the last event until the Festival begins again on Thursday, September 27th.  From there, events include a ziti supper, children’s parade, farmer’s market, free family concerts, a Fall Foliage Dance, and even a parade for your four legged friend, followed by a free pet psychic reading on the common!  Don’t miss the all you can eat breakfast on Sunday, September 30th which only costs $6 for adults and $5 for children!  The event closes out with a Fall Foliage parade celebrating the beautiful season that is upon us.  This is the perfect family friendly event that will entertain everyone in your group, even your pet!  Prices vary for different activities but most are budget friendly.

23rd Annual Harpoon Octoberfest – This is Boston’s biggest German style Octoberfest and it is taking place during the last weekend in September, Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th.  Happening rain or shine, the doors open at 5:30 PM on Friday and close at 9:30 PM although the event goes until 11 PM.    On Saturday they open at 2 PM and close at 7:30 PM, and the event goes until 9PM that night.  Stop by for some traditional German food, listen to the German Oompa bands, and of course have a beer!  There are multiple ways to get to the brewery; there’s a shuttle leaving from the South Station area and this is FREE, you can also take the Silver line, SL2 or SL3 and get off at Harbor street, and finally there is public parking across from the Brewery for a fee.  The cover charge is $20 and guests receive a souvenir Pint Cup and a drink ticket, however food and additional beer is not included in this price.  This event is 21+ and CASH ONLY, the bar has a wide selection of Harpoon and UFO beers for $5 a pint.

These events all sound like a great time and the perfect way to celebrate fall!  What could be more festive than a candy apple at the Big E or a celebratory drink from the Harpoon Octoberfest?  Take advantage of these events, all are outdoors and give you the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather and season before a cold front moves in!

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Sightseeing Attractions in Massachusetts: Day Trips and Museums

Spring is the perfect season for getting out and about, and exploring new places.  There are plenty of choices for sightseeing attractions in Massachusetts: the beach, the mountains, historical landmarks, a big city, National Parks, and many museums to take advantage of this spring.

The Arnold Arboretum– This is the oldest public arboretum in North America and the city of Boston has partnered with Harvard University to make it a center for studying plant  biodiversity as well.  The arboretum is 265 acres of plants, wildlife, art exhibitions, and a library.  It is a public park so there is no admission charge, although donations are appreciated.  Guests are welcome to take a self guided tour and maps are available.  This is a great day trip for children, teens and adults.  Who doesn’t love walking around outside and taking in some beautiful scenery?

Basketball Hall of Fame-Have a sports fan in the family? The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield is the perfect place to visit.   They focus on education and create activities in various subjects that are centered around basketball and are designed for students of every age.  Educational and entertaining, this is a trip that kids and adults will be excited for as they get to study memorabilia from 313 coaches, players, referees, contributors, and teams.

deCordova Sculpture Park– Located in Lincoln, MA this outdoor art museum features 35 acres of modern sculptures that visitors are free to explore.  They have over 3,400 pieces of art and are especially proud of the permanent collection of New England contemporary art.  Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (65 and up), $10 for students,  and free for children 12 or under.

Cape Cod Beaches– Although we had a mild winter, Spring is a welcome change as the temperatures begin to rise even higher.  The beach is calling, and at the Cape Cod National Seashore visitors have 40 miles of coastline to explore in addition to natural cranberry bogs.   Parking lots are open year round but lifeguards are only on duty from late June until the last week of August.  The six different beaches that make up the seashore are often packed during the summer months but with the recent weather we’ve been having, why not go now? If you plan to stay a while, there are always plenty of Cape Cod beach houses for rent.

The Berkshires– The Berkshires literally have something for everyone.  Spread across Western MA, the towns that compose the mountain range have many trails for hiking or biking, a winery, wildlife sanctuary, a Norman Rockwell museum,  zip lining, white water rafting, golfing,shopping and countless other attractions.  Kids will love the event taking place now until April 29, Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm.  Baby piglets, calves, chicks, and lambs will be on display to meet and greet and children can also participate in arts and crafts workshops.  If you’d like to extend your stay in the Berkshires, there are plenty of campgrounds, inns, resorts, or bed and breakfasts’ to choose from.

Enjoy the beautiful weather we’re having and make time for travel and vacation; it’s the perfect time to take advantage of them before the crowds begin in the summer months!

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Helpful Massachusetts Websites

Whether you are a visitor of Massachusetts, or a local looking for something new and exciting, we’ve found the best online resources when to comes to places to see and things to do in Massachusetts!

Planning a Vacation to MA

One of the best sites to look at if you are planning a Massachusetts getaway is http://www.massvacation.com/ .  Not only does it list great vacation spots in the Bay State, but it also features daily deals all over Massachusetts and a listing of 50 things to do in MA under $50.  They are also currently offering site visitors the chance to enter to win a prize package to Plymouth county which includes a two night stay and multiple gift cards to local restaurants and museums!  This site is the ultimate guide to planning a vacation or even a day trip to Massachusetts and we highly recommend you check it out!

Getting Around MA

If you’re not familiar with the area, navigating the roads in Massachusetts can be an intimidating task, especially if you are visiting popular tourist destinations like Boston.  The Mass Gov website has a large selection of different maps for different cities and towns, Mass. State Highway Maps, and even maps for people who will be commuting via MBTA.  This site also has a great feature called “SmartTraveler” which has detailed info on local weather, traffic conditions, alerts, and location-specific traveler warnings.  For those of you that want a taste of the outdoors, this site also has maps of ponds and national parks available.

Local Events in MA

If you have an idea of what you want to do in Massachusetts but aren’t sure where to start, there are two great websites that have great info on local events.  For those of you that are looking for family friendly events, Boston Central has hundreds of listings that are broken down by date and categories such as arts and crafts, animals, food fun, and music. This makes it a lot easier to break down your search process if you have an idea of what you want to do.  If you’re looking to get out with friends or for a romantic getaway, Visit-Massachusetts is a better site to search.  You are also able to search by date and category on this site, and although there is an option to search for children’s events it is definitely geared more towards adults.  Event categories on this site include food, wine and beer, historic events, parties, dances, balls, visual arts, and antiques.

National Parks and Landmarks

Massachusetts certainly has the best of both worlds when it comes to cities and the countryside.  Boston is a hub of activity, tourism and excitement but there are also beautiful mountains and landscapes across the state.  These rural landscapes also have a lot of history associated with them. Whether you want to visit Lowell and check out the National Park and Boot Cotton Mills where the industrial revolution began, or take a hike and go for a swim at Walden Pond where Henry David Thoreau was inspired to write his famous book “Walden”, the National Park Service has listings of parks in every area of the state as well as listing of other historic landmarks.  According to their website, there are 15 National Parks in Massachusetts, 11 National Natural Landmarks, and 185 National Historic Landmarks along with over 4,000 National Register of Historic Places Listings.  This website is a great resource that focuses on the natural beauty of Massachusetts as well as the history.

Staying Up-to-Date

For the most up to date news in Massachusetts, Boston.com is definitely the website to visit.  Not only do they feature breaking news stories, they also have stories from the Boston Globe and daily updates on local, national, world, business, health, and many other categories of news.  You can browse by town or category and their site also has great stories on sports, things to do, and have info on cars and real estate for sale.  This website features hundreds of stories each day but also has information on events and information that is helpful to know in Massachusetts, especially if you are traveling through.

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Whatever information you are looking for when it comes to Massachusetts, these websites are a great starting point, and of course if you think of a helpful resource that we should add, leave a comment and let us know!

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Bored and on a Budget? These events in Massachusetts are all Free this Month!

As the days of winter continue to get colder, many of us are searching for activities to get us up and out of the house in hopes of avoiding a case of cabin fever.  The lack of snow makes it difficult to enjoy typical winter activities such as sledding, building snowmen, or having snowball fights.  Luckily, we have come up with a list of some of the best events and things to do in Massachusetts in the month of February, and the best part is that they are all FREE!

  • If you’re looking for a great event for young children, The Discovery Museums in Acton, MA invite guests to join them for free on the first Friday of every month.  This Friday, February 3rd they are hosting a special program called “Reaction Station: Adventures for Young Chemists!” Children will be able to test mystery liquids, powders, and more at reaction stations. The event runs from 4:30-8:30 PM.   http://www.discoverymuseums.org/programs-events/february-programs
  • Want to showcase your poetry skills, voice, or performance skills? More Than Words is a nonprofit organization that empowers children  who are homeless, in foster care, or the court system to improve their own lives by giving them real world experience controlling a business.  The organization is hosting an open mic night this Friday February 3rd in Boston.   The event is from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM and guests are encouraged to sign up and participate in the performances. This event will take place on the first Friday of every month.  http://www.yelp.com/events/boston-first-friday-open-mic-night
  • Celebrating other cultures can be an entertaining and educational experience for the whole family! The Villa Victoria Center for the Arts invites the public to come celebrate the Year of the Dragon with them this Saturday, February 4th at 3:00 PM.  Acrobatics, art, drumming, and dancing are a variety of the displays and activities being put on by these talented artists.  http://www.villavictoriaarts.org/performances_020412.html
  • If you’re looking for a winter themed event for the whole family, the Franklin Park Golf Course in Dorhester is hosting a free event this Saturday, February 4th from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM.  Guests are invited to come sled, snowshoe, build snowmen, track animal prints in the snow, enjoy some hot chocolate and play board games. Sleds will be available for those that don’t have their own. For more information or to RSVP visit:  http://www.yelp.com/events/dorchester-franklin-park-snow-festival
  • Boston College is hosting a Composer’s Concert featuring the works of composers Thomas Oboe Lee, Ralf Yusuf Gawlick and Christopher Willcock S.J., all of whom work at Boston College.  The event is being held Thursday, February 9, at 8PM at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100.  http://www.artsboston.org/event/detail/441519473/Boston_College_Composers_Concert
  • Valentine’s Day is not the only holiday taking place this month, Mardi Gras is Tuesday, February 21st! From 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Artbeat in Arlington, MA is providing visitors with a free mask making project!  Masks are a Mardi Gras tradition that allow people to disguise their true identities which allows role reversal and outrageous behavior.  This event is open to all ages.  http://www.artsboston.org/event/detail/441515727/Mardi_Gras_Special_Treat
  • MassArt Family Day is an event put on twice a year by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.  It is open to visitors of all ages and guests are able to enjoy art-making projects (all materials are provided), guided conversations, interactive activities, and refreshments.  Gallery Education Staff as well as MassArt Students facilitate the tours, discussions, and activity tables where guests are able to discuss and gain a better understanding of the arts.  This event is on Saturday February 25 and runs from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM.http://www.massart.edu/Galleries/Programs_and_Events/Family_Day.html
  • If you have an interest in radio or television, WGBH is offering ongoing free studio tours every Wednesday at 2PM and the first and third Saturday of the month at 2PM.  It is a 45 minute tour recommended for ages 16 and up, and you never know who you might run into in the studio!  Photographs are also permitted.  The tour welcomes walk-ins of groups of 5 people or less, groups of 6 or more must schedule a group tour.  http://www.wgbh.org/studiotours
  • Boston is known as one of the most historic cities in the country, so why not spend a few hours exploring one of the most famous antiques in the city? The USS Constitution docked in the Charlestown Navy Yard offers free tours to guests every Thursday through Sunday this winter from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.  Tours are approximately 30 minutes and are recommended for ages 6 and up.    http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/tour/p1635.php

Remember, all work and no play makes for a dull winter! Instead of another trip to the movies, try taking family or friends to one of these educational and exciting events! Even if you’re on a budget, these free activities are the perfect excuse to get up and out!

MassDrive Winter Week!

Massachusetts Winter Week

Although it hasn’t really felt like a true New England winter yet, it is January and the peak of wintertime here in Massachusetts. As the temperatures drop, you may be tempted to stay home, but the great thing about winter in Massachusetts is that you certainly don’t have to – there is plenty going on throughout the state that will make you want to throw on that down jacket and join in the fun!

Here at MassDrive, we’ve compiled the best and most fun winter activities around Massachusetts this winter to share with you so you can make the most of your wintertime. Stay tuned throughout the week for posts here on the blog with fun activities for a snow day, the best skiing within driving distance and a listing of awesome winter events. Don’t let the cold scare you away – these activities are definitely worth a little chill!

Whether it’s hitting the slopes, enjoying a winter festival or building a snowman in the backyard, there is plenty to do during the colder season around Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter for updates each day, and follow #mdwinterweek to join in on the conversation. You can also Like us on Facebook to participate in polls, share your winter photos and let us know what you look forward to doing every winter!

To get started early, you can check out this great website for awesome Massachusetts events this winter: http://www.bostoncentral.com/events.php. Otherwise, stay tuned!

Do you have a favorite wintertime tradition? Make sure to tell us about it in the comments!

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