Here are some ideas on how to enjoy a Boston Vacation or Boston Staycation in December:
Enjoy Hot Chocolate on a Chocolate Tour with Off The Beaten Path Food Tours
We run our Food Tours and Chocolate Tours year-round and our friendly guides can’t want to meet you! Our Harvard Square Chocolate Tour and JP Vegan Chocolate Treats Tour are the perfect way to get ready for the colder weather. So check the Tour Calendar for something fun going on this week.
Go on a Wood-Fired Pizza Crawl
In our mind, December is the perfect month to seek out wood-fired grills. And in some cases, like on our Davis Square Somerville Food Tour, you can taste fresh pizza right next to the warm oven! Here’s our list of the best pizza in Boston and Massachusetts.
Late Night Desserts in Boston
Dessert warms your soul so as the cooler weather moves in, time to seek out that molten lava chocolate cake or Boston cream pie. Our Chocolate Tours are a perfect adventure or check out our Most Indulgent Desserts in Boston.
Try A Bar Crawl with our Craft Breweries
Warm your insides with a spice filled beer or hot buttered rum. Check out our blog post about our favorite craft breweries in Boston. There’s so much creativity in the Boston brew scene, from the label to the process/recipes to the names of the local bottles, these are truly labors of love. On our tours we often sample beer, and you can email us for specific recommendations if you want more recommendations.
Enjoy the Outdoors
Whether you’re into cross-country skiing or snowshoeing or skiing or tubing, there’s plenty to do outside on a wintry day in Boston! Our favorite places to go include:
- Sculpture garden at deCordova Museum allows snowshoeing!
- Weston Ski Track has night cross-country skiing that’s so fun
- Ice skate at various spots around the city including in Kendall Square ice skating after our tour and Boston Common’s famous Frog Pond.
- Snow tubing in the north of Boston into New Hampshire
Indulge in Some Chinese Food on Christmas Eve and Day
Chinese food is the perfect comfort food for when it’s rainy and cold outside. Check out our top 20 Chinese Food restaurants in Boston and Chinatown.
Take a Day Trip
We started our Northampton Coffee Shop Food Tour on Saturdays and Northampton Food Tour on Sundays as a way to promote a fun, foodie daytrip to this college town only 2 hours from Boston. You can easily spend all day there or stay overnight at historic Hotel Northampton which is a blast on New Year’s Eve. Check out our post on the Top 10 Things to Do in Northampton if you want to make a day of it.
Enjoy Music or Theater including Live Shows and Movies
Lift your spirits with a performance that wows. There are so many awesome music venues in Boston, from outdoor to indoor beats! Check out our list of our favorite music venues in Boston.
Take a Cooking Class!
Cooking classes are fun year-round, but there’s something special about learning to cook from your autumn farmers market bounty. Butternut squash soups and veggie pizzas are just some of the things you can become quite proficient at. Here’s our Top 20 Cooking Classes in Boston and beyond.
The Usual: Art Galleries, Restaurants, Historical Sites are all open
- Take photos in all of our most instagrammable places in Boston!
Check out some of our other recs of things to do in Boston like this blog post on Off The Beaten Path Things To Do in Boston. Enjoy our city and explore all of its off the beaten path finds.
Our Boston Food Tours and Chocolate Tours of interesting Boston neighborhoods are a can’t-miss December activity in Boston. So whether you’re a local or tourist, start practicing saying “wicked cool” and check our Tour Calendar for what’s going on this week.