Are you planning a trip to Boston in February? Are you looking for a Boston vacation in February? Perhaps you're taking a staycation during February's school vacation week? Year-round, Massachusetts is a great vacation spot for domestic and international tourists alike. February in Boston is spirited, and the European feel combined with a potential Winter snow Wonderland makes it feel downright romantic. Join us as we explore our fine city.
Here are some ideas on how to enjoy a Boston Vacation in February:
1.) Afternoon Tea
Well it's not London, but it's probably the closest city to London that you'll find in the States. Check our our post on our Favorite Afternoon Tea in Boston and warm up your tootsies next to a dancing indoor fire.
2.) Take a Food Tour or Chocolate Tour with Off The Beaten Path Food Tours
We run our Food Tours and Chocolate Tours year-round for a reason: they're fun, life goes on in the winter, and our friendly guides are excited to meet you. We even added an indoor Lowell Mill No 5 Specialty Food Tour which is a cool hands-on adventure. So check the Tour Calendar for something fun going on this week. We'll bring the smiles and the handwarmers!
3.) Hot Tubbing and Salt Caving
Winter blues got you down? Perk up your spirits with a hot tub experience at Cambridge's Inman Oasis or Chelsea's Russian Bath steamroom at Dillons. For the adventurous, try floating in a float tank and meditating such as at FLOAT in Somerville. Another way to lift your mood is relaxing in a salt cave - think of those pink Himalayan salt lamps x 100000 - try G20 Spa right in the city of Boston or venture south to Four Seasons or Saltitude. note: please consult your doctor before trying any of these activities.
4.) Visit Our Indoor Markets
We love our indoor markets here in Boston, some things never change. On our Union Square Somerville Food Tour we visit the new Bow Market which features Etsy-makers and local small businesses. Venture a little farther north with us to try a Lowell Mill No 5 Food Tour, which is a market inside a converted textile mill. In Cambridge, we have an Antique Market which is five floors of antiques and interesting finds.
5.) Winter Sports Are in Full Gear!
In the city known for its Boston Marathon every April, we don't slow down in the Winter. In fact, a little snow never stopped us, and most of us are equipped with a waterproof coat as well as snow tires or at least 4WD. So grab your gloves and get out there, feel the chilly winter air on your cheeks, and smile -- it's February in Boston!
6.) Stay Warm with our Craft Breweries
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.
7.) Magical Outdoor Shopping
Cobblestone streets are made for the winter! So kick off your stilettos, put on a pair of UGGs, and join us for some outdoor shopping around the city's oldest areas. Our favorite places to wander the cobblestones include: Harvard Square, Beacon Hill, and Newbury Street.
8.) Indoor Sports: Golf or Rock Climbing, anyone?
Interval training? Keeping up that golf swing? There's plenty of ways to enjoy yourself this Winter with indoor sports, all around the city. From trampoline parks to indoor golf to our favorite rock climbing gym, you'll find something to suit your fancy!
9.) Harvard Square Chocolate Tour on Valentine's Day
Join us this February 14th for a very special edition of our famous Harvard Square Chocolate Tour!
10.) Enjoy Music
There are so many awesome music venues in Boston, and guess what -- the weather won't stop the tunes! Check out our list of our favorite music venues in Boston.
11.) The Usual: Museums, Art Galleries, Restaurants, Historical Sites are all open
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. Like we said, we're hearty New Englanders, and the show doesn't stop just because of a little snowflake from the sky. You'll be in good company, grab your Boston Tea and get out there, enjoy our city and explore all of its off the beaten path finds.
Our Food Tours and Chocolate Tours of interesting Boston neighborhoods are a can't-miss Winter activity in Boston. So whether you're a local or tourist, start practicing saying "wicked cold" and check our Tour Calendar for what's going on this week.