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10 Things to Do in Boston This Winter for Under $25

It may be chilly outside, but there’s still lots of options — indoor and out — to keep conference attendees entertained! From museums and salsa dancing to ice skating and skiing, the Boston area offers a variety of winter attractions for less than $25.

Put Your Head In the Clouds Visit the Prudential’s Skywalk Observatory for a 360-degree view of the city, 50 floors above Boston’s steets. The cost is $17 for adults, $12 for children, $14 for seniors, and $13 for University students. The price includes an audio tour and entry into the Dreams of Freedom Museum.

Go Ice Skating Head over to the Boston Common park to glide across the picturesque Frog Pond. Skate rentals cost $12 for adults and $6 for kids. Then take a stroll around the park, beautiful in the snow, and look for the renowned Make Way for Ducklings sculpture.

Explore Architecture The Boston Public Library is a great example of Boston architecture. Take a free tour to soak it all in. You’ll learn about the work of Charles Follen McKim and Philip Johnson, as well as other famous sculptors and painters. The tour lasts about an hour.

Go Skiing Enjoy some night skiing after a day at the convention center by heading to Blue Hills, a 30-minute drive from downtown Boston. A weekday lift ticket from 5-9 p.m. will cost you a bit more, but still a steal at $29.

Take a Brewery Tour Samuel Adams offers beer tours and tastings for a suggested charitable donation of $2. Tours depart every 45 minutes and last about an hour. The doors open at 10 a.m. or check out the Morning Mash In Tour every Monday-Saturday at 9:40 a.m., a unique tour that includes a specialty tasting. Alternatively, Harpoon offers tour and tastings every day of the week for $5. Tours start on the hour on weekdays, beginning at 12:00 p.m., and more frequently on weekends, beginning at 11:20 a.m. on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. on Sundays.

Learn About Boston Sports Adam Vinatieri may be the kicker for the Indianapolis Colts now, but we still worship the shoes he wore during the Patriots’ first Super Bowl win at The Sports Museum. Located on the fifth and sixth levels of the TD Garden, you can also visit iconic Boston sports memorabilia such as Larry Bird’s locker or the Beanpot trophy. Admission for adults is $12, students and seniors are $6, and kids under 10 are free.

Find Your Zen Have you decided to make health a priority in 2016? If so there are a few options close to the Hynes, including: Back Bay Yoga Studio: drop-in classes are $15; SoulCycle: first-time classes are $20; and pure barre Boston: single classes are $23. Or, closer to the BCEC, go cycling at B/Spoke, where your first class is just $10.

Tour a Chocolate Factory If you are a chocolate lover, it doesn’t get much better than this. Learn how Taza makes its Mexican-style organic dark chocolate and enjoy samples during a $6 factory tour. Tours last approximately one hour.

Take a Salsa Lesson When it’s cold outside, the Havana Club’s salsa classes offer a fun way to warm up. A $12 admission includes a dance lesson and party afterward. Beginners are welcome and you don’t need to come with a partner, a partner will be assigned to you. The teachers and dancers are great!

Enjoy Art The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world with a collection of nearly 450,000 works of art, from ancient Egyptian to contemporary and special exhibitions. This winter, for $25, enjoy extraordinary objects that tells the story of the influence of Asia on the arts of colonial America, illustrations from Kenneth Block, works from Sam Gilliam, British 20th century art, and much more.

Visit the Boston Attractions section of our website for more things to see and do in and around Boston!