If you’re visiting Boston this winter, there are a few things you’ll need to be bring: warm clothes (scarves, hats and gloves), an umbrella, and a great attitude. When the leaves finally fall and the wind whips through the air, it can get quite chilly in Boston, but at XV Beacon we’re always serving up something warm. Come in for a winter warmer cocktail, or just lounge in your guest room by your private fireplace. If you feel like braving the outdoors, here are a few of our favorite activities:
Ice skating on Frog Pond: The city’s ice rinks open for the season in late November. Frog Pond, located in Boston Common and just steps from XV Beacon, is one of the most popular outdoor rinks in Boston. as the city’s rinks reopen for the season while golden foliage lingers overhead. Don’t worry about packing your skates – you can rent them at the rinks.
The air outside may be frigid, but inside TD Garden, the action on the ice and on the court heats up when the Boston Bruins and Celtics are in town for home games. You can take the T straight to North Station and not even have to step outside as you make your way to the Garden to watch them play. Our concierge can help with tickets and dinner reservations before the game by emailing them at Concierge@XVBeacon.com.
Warm up at a museum: If the weather turns cold too quickly and you’re not in the mood to brave the low temps, visit one of Boston’s most revered museums, like the Museum of Fine Arts or the Aquarium. Did you know XV Beacon has a partnership with the MFA and discounts available for our guests? Talk to the front desk about ways you can save and enjoy the fabulous art Boston has to offer.
‘Tis the season for shopping: For those of you who plan ahead, one of the best things you can do in Boston during November is go shopping! Head to the Prudential Center or Faneuil Hall for ideas and get a head start on those long holiday shopping lists.