Things To Do In Boston

Entry to Boston Event Guide's Wicked Wine Fest on November 8 or Beer Fest Boston on November 9 (Up to 61% Off)

Boston Event Guide

Boston Center For The Arts/Cyclorama

Beer or wine events each include multiple hours of tastings and raffles with prizes worth as much as $1,000

$49 $19

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General or VIP Bowloween Admission for Two at Lucky Strike Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Bowlloween

Lucky Strike

Costumed bowlers ages 21 and up enjoy drink specials at Lucky Strike Lanes on Halloween

$30 $15

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One- or Two-Hour Historic Harbor Boat Tour for Up to Six from Captain Mike's Boston Coastal (Up to 55% Off)

Captain Mike's Boston Coastal Yacht Charters

Boston Harbor Hotel

Captain Mike takes sightseers on a one- or two-hour ride along Boston's scenic skyline on a comfortable, fully-equipped 30-foot sailboat

$250 $125

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$20 for a Two-Hour Narrated Haunted Ghost Cruise from Haunted Boston Harbor ($40 Value)

Haunted Boston Harbor

Downtown

Guide leads a two-hour boat cruise for adults through Boston Harbor’s secluded islands, narrating the stories of rumored apparitions

$40 $20

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$15 for a Haunted Ghost Ship Cruise on Friday, October 31, from HalloweenCruises.com ($30 Value)

HalloweenCruises.com

Downtown

Guests dance to DJ’d music on Halloween party cruise that searches out phantoms in Boston Harbor

$30 $15

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"Dishing With the Divas: A Musical Comedy" at Citi Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 7 (Up to 35% Off)

"Dishing With The Divas: A Musical Comedy"

Citi Performing Arts Center

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Musical follows the final broadcast of two radio hosts and a raunchy sex therapist with hits from Aretha Franklin and Jennifer Lopez

$61.20 $39.75

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Standup Show for Two at Nick's Comedy Stop Through December 6 (Up to 52% Off)

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

The intimate 30-year-old venue hosts both emerging and established comedians

$45.70 $22

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Halloween Pub Crawl for Two or Four on October 25 and October 30–November 1 from Boston Pub Crawl (Up to 80% Off)

Boston Pub Crawl

Multiple Locations

Four-day pub crawl celebrates Halloween with amazing costumes and specials on domestic beers and well cocktails

$50 $10

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Visit for Two or Four to Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Up to 50% Off)

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Boylston

Visitors explore a 132-acre indoor and outdoor live museum, gazing at colorful flowers and plants

$24 $12

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"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody" at Wilbur Theatre on November 12 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody"

Wilbur Theatre

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Live-action musical parody of the bestselling adult novel about a naive college graduate and a darkly alluring billionaire

$55.45 $28

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Learn the Art of Bookbinding and Make a Take-Home Journal with an Artist

Book-Binding Class

The Distillery

Book artist Mary Walker Graham teaches participants how to bind their own journals using decorative paper and linen thread

$50 $50

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Show at Medieval Manor on Fridays at 7:45 p.m. Through December 12 (Up to 48% Off)

Medieval Manor

Medieval Manor

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A King, a Minstrel, a Jester, an Oaf, and Wenches trade adult quips, sing songs, and interact with the dining audience

$33 $17

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Four-Week Intro to Crochet Course for One or Two at Stitch House (Up to 55% Off)

Stitch House

Columbia Point

During four weekly two-hour classes, students learn the basics of crocheting while completing an easy project

$75 $37

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Explore Boston's Contemporary Art Scene in Newbury Street Galleries

Newbury Street Art Gallery Tour

Vose Gallery

Artworld pros take you to several galleries on Newbury Street, where you’ll learn about contemporary trends and speak with art dealers

$30 $30

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Bridal Tradeshow for Two or Four from New England Bridal Affair (Up to 50% Off)

New England Bridal Affair

Multiple Locations

Attend one of seven 2014 bridal tradeshows featuring wedding specialists, planners, and product vendors

$14 $7

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes or Personal-Training Sessions at Life In Synergy (Up to 50% Off)

Life in Synergy

Back Bay

Customized workouts and personal training help clients work toward health goals via low-impact workourts and honing in on problem areas

$100 $60

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Admission or Membership to The Old State House - America's Revolutionary Museum (70% Off)

RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House

Downtown

Experience the American Revolution through Revolutionary-era artifacts & live performances, then tour the Boston Massacre site out front

$20 $12

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Private or Group Lessons from Jim Fenner Golf Professional (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available. 

Jim Fenner Golf Professional

Multiple Locations

Seasoned golf ace Jim Fenner harnesses video swing analysis to address client-specific needs in lessons

$100 $49

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$50 $25

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Above all else, Sifu K.L. Brown understands two things: first, that a physical change can trigger a spiritual change; and second, that most martial-arts training caters more to men than to women. K.L. discovered that first truth as a boy in the Bronx, where his passion for the Boy Scouts, martial arts, and dance led him to several defining accomplishments. Namely, he was one of first African-Americans from his borough to earn the rank of an Eagle Scout and won both Silver Mittens and Golden Gloves titles before going on to a career as a professional boxing coach.This experience contributed to his second realization, that women needed a style of martial-arts training tailored for their fitness needs and style of learning.

Thus, K.L. designed Sweat Box, a form of martial-arts-based fitness training that dispenses with the rigidity of formal training studios in favor of a high-energy, celebratory atmosphere. As he leads participants through exercises, he also mixes in hip-hop moves and gymnastics. Leading each class, he adjusts exercises for all fitness levels, scaling difficulty where needed. In addition to helping students attain an improved physique, his fitness programs—which include classes, personal training, and competition training—encourage students to expand their perceptions of who they are and what they're capable of.

Still upholding the humanitarianism he learned with the Boy Scouts, K.L. also uses Sweat Box to promote community mindedness. Through his philanthropic venture Sweat Box, Inc. Rose Foundation, he donates proceeds from Sweat Box and Sweat Box Couture toward research into breast cancer, diabetes, and how to make donuts less delicious.

800 Boylston St
Boston,
MA
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Yes, you can hear the cheers of Red Sox fan's during a home game at Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill at Fenway. And the park's right field wall is easily viewed from a spacious rooftop deck. But the interior is what really reminds you that you're dining at the brainchild of the Sox's beloved announcer and former second baseman. Katharine Q. Seelye of The New York Times said in a 2010 article, "The most striking feature inside the restaurant is the view—on television. Two outsize high-definition televisions, measuring 11 feet long and costing $225,000 each, hang above the bar." The "screen monsters" make you wonder if you've stumbled onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange or a spaceship control-deck manned by extraterrestrial sports fans. If you can't find a seat near the bar, there are 30 60-inch high-def televisions scattered throughout the pub.

Jerry Remy's generously portioned menu has caught as much attention as its collection of huge TVs. Robert Nadeau of the Boston Phoenix said, "Most of the scoring on this menu comes out of a Texas-style barbecue smoker," citing the authentic taste of the beef brisket and the juiciness of the smoked half-chicken. Bella English of the Boston Globe agreed that the large smoker located in the parking lot makes “succulent brisket, ribs, and chicken,” and reported that the huge desserts "must be seen to be believed."

1265 Boylston St
Boston,
MA
US

Attracting the ringside cheers of NBC's Today show, as well as the 2011, 2012, and 2013 CityVoter title of Best Gym in Boston, The Ring Boxing Club's boxers eschew the monotony of standard fitness routines in favor of the strategy and concentration of boxing. These accomplished boxing coaches—of them, a Golden Gloves winner, a former U.S. Army Green Beret, and an incredibly dynamic former Super Middleweight once ranked sixth in the world—tutor students of all ages and fitness levels through what the Boston Herald describes as an "all encompassing workout that improves fitness and coordination and builds strength." They motivate clients to embrace the confidence that blossoms in the ring as they elegantly dance with an opponent or punching bag, engraining hooks and uppercuts into muscle memory. Amid the gym's boxing memorabilia and posters, they teach more than 60 classes a week, leading a 12-round boxing workout that marries a professional boxer's workout with a montage of fitness drills. They also teach the pugilist's basic footwork, punches, and blocks, which they streamline with strength training, theory, and proper form.

971 Commonwealth Ave
Boston,
MA
US

Within the bustling Faneuil Hall, Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar’s old-style décor transports diners to Mexico, while authentically crafted enchiladas and burritos complement more than 100 kinds of tequila. Since its opening, which caught the attention of the Boston Herald, Mija Cantina has delighted tongues with fresh guacamole and queso fresco. Diners hoist sails above their tables and grip knives betwixt their teeth before casting off with red snapper, lobster, and swordfish, or stay on solid ground with grilled steak and seared chicken breast. A selection of sides rounds out meals with additions ranging from the spicy lime mayo of corn on the cob to a simmering portion of pinto beans, bacon, and chorizo, whose protein boosts muscles after an evening workout or before a late-night battle royale.

Mija Cantina's décor, highlighted by NECN’s TV Diner and Thrillist, incorporates sun-bleached wood reclaimed from a Wyoming highway, iron candelabras, and leather booths to recreate the feel of a cantina from the past. Vaqueros celebrate romantic anniversaries of the day they married their six-shooters in the glow of lanterns or in the fresh breeze of outdoor seating as they quaff tequila made with 100% blue agave.:m]]

1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston,
MA
US

The Histrionic Academy follows the enduring footprints of America's first steps, bringing to life the iconic men, women, and events that helped forge the United States into existence during the Revolutionary era. Throughout the extended, 90-minute Tour the Freedom Trail walking tour, groups weave across the first 1.2 miles of Boston's Freedom Trail behind the proverbial torches held by guides dressed in colonial garb. Up to 16 of the city's historical landmarks along the tour's route act as links to the past, enabling tour takers to see the actual locations where Paul Revere famously hung out and memorized the horse alphabet.

In addition to Freedom Trail adventures, The Histrionic Academy also swings open its vault of knowledge during school field trips and a variety of other tours. The Plymouth Night tour raises hairs by shuffling visitors through haunted locales beneath the eerie glow of the moon while hunting for ghosts and ghouls in their paranormal hangouts, learning about the dark shadows cast by the city on a hill and the proper safety gear needed for attempting to climb to the moral high ground. The Salem's 1692 tour relives the hysteria of witch hunts by sailing through city streets atop gas-powered brooms.

1 Faneuil Hall Square
Boston,
MA
US

Gray-hulled naval ships sit stoically by weathered docks, as sailboats and yachts dart to and fro in graceful traffic. The tide ebbs and flows around islands, piers, and against harbor walls under the Boston skyline. Hestia Cruises' four ships glide among this nautical throng, carving wakes across the busy waters on seasonal cruises in the morning, afternoon, at sunset, or under the light of the moon. As the classic 1948 motor yacht Full Moon rumbles through the water, on-board tour guides divulge facts about harbor history and point out ideal landmarks to photograph. The ship's open decks host passengers for sightseeing tours, and its staff also guides morning cruises with massage services or yoga classes, evening voyages with wine and whiskey tastings, and photo-shoot cruises.

Captains also ferry visitors past harbor sights on an EPA-acclaimed private catamaran or the 32-foot Catalina sailboat Hestia, where passengers can help pull lines, unfurl the main sail, and make a mix-tape of sea shanties. They also pilot a rigid inflatable boat—built to Navy Seal specifications—for adventures to far ends of the harbor at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. The speedy craft lies low to the water, letting passengers feel the harbor's salty spray while hunched securely on saddle-style jockey seats.

202 Seaport Boulevard
Boston,
MA
US

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