Last updated on September 6, 2019 at 11:01 am
Although the holidays are behind us, many college students across the Bay State are still on winter break for a few more weeks. Before classes resume and you’re back to the books, take advantage of these precious few weeks and get out! Don’t let the weather discourage you (we’re looking at you, snow).Whether you’re still at home or have been hunkered down in your off-campus pad, we at Plymouth Rock want you to have a safe, fun, and stress-free rest of winter break. To make planning your last few weeks easier, we’ve compiled a list of some spots to check out in the Greater Boston area!
- Get Creative!—Try a group paint class with friends as an alternative to the usual movie and dinner! Follow along to the instructions of a seasoned artist and paint a masterpiece! Take your art home and wow your friends and family with your newly acquired skills.
- Immerse Yourself in Culture—Boston is home to some of the most beautiful museums and works of art imaginable. Keeping in mind Boston’s robust student population, some museums offer discount or free admission at certain times during the week! For example, head to the Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesdays to see classic works from some of history’s most famous names. For a modern feel, consider the Institute of Contemporary Art’s free exhibits on Thursdays featuring an ever changing lineup of galleries.
- Skate through history—Located in the picturesque Boston Common, the Frog Pond skating rink welcomes novice skaters and Olympic –gold aspirers alike from mid-November to mid-March. Don’t forget that Tuesday is college night where admission with a valid college ID is $2. This iconic location is accessible from the Park Street T Station. And if you’re starved after a go around the rink, kick off your ice skate rentals and enjoy homemade mac and cheese at the onsite café. If it couldn’t get any better, the 360 degree views of the city aren’t hard on the eyes either!
- Laugh off some stress—Visit one of Boston’s many comedy clubs and cure whatever winter blues are ailing you! From the Improv Asylum to Laugh Boston and Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Den, shows are offered most nights of the week. Head out and see some local acts; maybe even become part of the show! For more ideas about places to check out, click here!
- Hit the slopes—New England is home to countless mountains, which means countless outdoor opportunities. For many of them, you don’t even have to leave the state. Go skiing, night-tubing, snowboarding, zip lining, hiking, and so much more! For a quick day trip, try Nashoba Valley, home of New England’s largest mountain-side tubing park with an unprecedented 18 lanes of fun, serviced by 4 lifts!
- Rise to the top—take advantage of Boston’s stunning and snow-covered skyline with a trip to the Top of the Hub or Skywalk Observatory. While you’re up there, snap a few photos, grab a cup of cocoa, or splurge and get some dinner before venturing back down into the chilly urban streets.
- Jazz things up—Relax with some smooth music at one of Boston’s many local jazz joints such as the South End’s Beehive. This underground spot is famous for showcasing up and coming jazz performers as well as having an amazing menu. If you’re looking for some blues and soul, head on over to Wally’s, also located in the South End, just remember to bring your dancing shoes as this place is known for getting down!
For a complete list of even more exciting activities to do during your time off this winter break, head over to Boston.com for their list of the 25 best ways to spend this winter for under $25.
Written by Michael Capolino, contributing blogger.
Headquartered in Boston, Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation provides auto insurance to personal and commercial auto insurance customers in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Plymouth Rock is a member of The Plymouth Rock Group of Companies, which together write and manage over $1 billion in auto and homeowners insurance throughout the northeast.