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The best things to do in Boston this weekend

From pop-ups to performances, each week we round up our favorite things to do in Boston for a fun weekend in the city.

JQ Louise
Katie McAleer
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JQ Louise
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Katie McAleer
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It is the last weekend of January and whether you were “dry” or not, getting that much closer to Spring is something we can all celebrate. Beat cabin fever with one of the top things to do this weekend or check out the best cheap things to do or the best free things to do in Boston for fun all month long. When all else fails, rally up all of your friends for a boozy night out at one of the best bars in Boston.

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Things to do in Boston this weekend

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Making it's U.S. premier, Space Adventure is now open in Boston. Bring the whole family for this must-see, immersive exhibit that celebrates man’s arrival on the Moon. This unique experience features more than 300 original NASA items. Located in Chelsea, there is parking on site and the whole experience takes about an hour to an hour and a half. Buy tickets and learn more here.

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Head to The Liberty Hotel this winter to have a go at curling! Once you're done head inside for drinks at The Liberty Bar or Alibi then grab dinner at either Scampo or Clink. Curling at The Liberty is the perfect spot to enjoy a winter night.

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  • Time Out Market

Join Time Out Market for a fun day filled with a variety of flavorful wine and seltzers. Taking place this Saturday starting at 3pm attendees will be able to try a great selection of wine and seltzers, plus enjoy:

  • Delicious food options for purchase onsite
  • Live DJ/Band performances
  • And a silent auction to benefit the Ellie Fund or Project Smile! All guests will be entered to win a door prize giveaway items valued at over $1,000!

Tickets start at $29, buy here.

  • Restaurants

Every Saturday Terra, is featuring 90s-inspired cocktails reimagined with an Italian twist. Dress in your favorite 90s getup and enjoy classics like their Italian-inspired Cosmopolitan or a buzzy Espresso Martini made with Caffè Vergnano espresso. Alongside the decade's most iconic cocktails share one of Terre’s signature wood-fired brunch dishes – 90’s throwback tunes will be playing all day long. Get all the details here.

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  • Musicals

Hamilton has officially come to Boston! Opening at the Citizens Bank Opera House on January 17th, Hamilton will be showing in Boston through March 12th. The award-winning sensation is a must see, get tickets and learn about the #Ham4Ham lottery where you can enter to win $10 tickets here.

  • Sports and fitness
  • Yoga & Pilates

Take your yoga to the next level with a FREE Ice Flow class at The Rink at 401 Park. This adult yoga-inspired ice skating class welcomes all skill levels, stretch, breath and de-stress. Taught by Elin Schran, she has been teaching Ice Flow for over 15 years. Class takes place every Sunday in January and February, from 10-11am, the class is free but rental skates are available for $7 if you do not have your own. Get all the details here.

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  • Ice skating

One of the best winter activities, hitting an ice rink, is beloved by both locals and tourists, and the Hub has no shortage of rinks fit for all levels. After a chilly skate, be sure to warm up with a mug of one of the best hot chocolates in Boston or a cup of joe from one of the best coffee shops in Boston. And for more winter thrills, check out the best spots for skiing near Boston or the best snowboarding near Boston.

More things to do around Boston

The 50 best things to do in Boston
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No matter where your interests lie, you can always find something to get excited about in the Hub. The best things to do in Boston run the gamut—from seriously fun to awesomely educational.

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People visit New England every fall to see the gorgeous, colorful display that lights the region up with rich colors. Even if you’ve lived in the area your whole life, there’s no reason not to embrace the season, so get out and enjoy the vibrancy of autumn as much as possible, before the sad gray season shows up to put a damper on the fall foliage. You’ll definitely want to book a weekend getaway from Boston to see the leaves in other areas of New England or, if you’re visiting, to try a stay in a cozy Airbnb cabin near Boston. And don’t forget to pair your foliage adventures with the best hot chocolate in Boston to really get in the awesome out of autumn.

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One of the most charming joys of fall in New England is ditching the city to head for an orchard to pick your own bag full of crunchy apples. A regional tradition like no other, apple-picking is a celebration of the season that brings us cozy sweaters, cider donuts, and crisp autumn air. If you’re looking to embrace the season within a reasonable distance from Boston, there are plenty of farms that welcome guests to wander the rows of their orchards and come home with plenty of fruit in tow. From Cortlands to Macouns and everything in between, here’s some spots to hunt down your favorite apples this autumn near Boston. As we enter those cozier autumn months, be sure to also check out where to see the best fall foliage in Boston, where to go hiking near Boston, where to go pumpkin picking near Boston and where to get the best hot chocolate in Boston.

RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Boston

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Can you feel the crisp autumn breeze cascading through your hair as you toss your scarf over your shoulder? If so, that means it’s New England in the fall, when the foliage is fiery and the apple cider is hot. While there’s countless activities that will let you bask in the beauty of autumn, pumpkin picking is a must-do for all card-carrying New Englanders and visitors alike. Ditch the pre-picked varieties at the grocery store checkout counter and head to one of these local farms near Boston, where you can hitch a ride on a wagon and choose your own stylish squash. For more seasonal activities, check out where to see the best fall foliage in Boston, where to go apple picking near Boston, and where to get the best hot chocolate in Boston.

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