Things To Do In Boston

New Year's Eve Party from Boston Event Guide (Up to 67% Off). Nine Options Available.

Boston Event Guide

Sheraton Boston Hotel Copley Square/Prudential Center

Ballroom bashes ring in the new year with dancing, drinks, live music, and a midnight champagne toast

$80 $39

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Comic Hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. at Wilbur Theatre on Friday, January 9, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Frank Santos Jr.

The Wilbur Theatre

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Comic hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. gives participants funny and racy suggestions during an R-rated hypnotism show

$31 $15.50

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"Irving Berlin's White Christmas" at Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre on December 26, 27, or 28 (Up to 40% Off)

"White Christmas"

Wang Theatre

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Classic holiday tale of a song-and-dance duo who stage a TV show in hopes of saving a ski lodge and impressing their paramours

$60.95 $36.50

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Glass-Blowing Demonstration at Diablo Glass School

Glass-Blowing Demonstration

Diablo Glass School

Glass-blowing instructors show how molten glass is turned into marbles and paperweights before demoing more advanced techniques

$35

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Newbury Street or South End Art Tour for One, Two, or Four from Art Tours Boston (Up to 58% Off)

Art Tours Boston

Multiple Locations

See high-end galleries tucked between shops and historic sites on Newbury Street or explore studios in a former mill in South End

$45 $29

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Acorn Yoga Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Acorn Yoga Studio

Brighton

This welcoming yoga studio maintains a five-to-one student-teacher ratio in its classes including restorative, vinyasa, and power yoga

$129 $59

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Ice Skating for Two or Four at Boston Common Frog Pond (Up to 43% Off)

Boston Common Frog Pond

Beacon Hill

Outdoor ice skating in Boston Common, one of the oldest parks in the United States

$30 $18

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$18.25 for a Boston Harbor Tall Ships Sail from Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships (Up to $42 Value)

Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

North End

Day or evening cruises aboard replica tall ships explore the harbor with views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor Islands

$42 $18.25

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Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt 12/20-29(Up to 50% Off)

"Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy"

Agganis Arena at Boston University in Downtown Boston

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Characters from Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, Cars, and Tinker Bell star in their own adventures in the newest Disney On Ice show

$33.80 $17

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New Year's Eve Pub Crawl for One or Two from NewYearsEveinBoston.com (Up to 62% Off)

Pub Crawl

Multiple Locations

Pub crawlers celebrate the New Year with a roaming party that starts at either the Hard Rock Cafe or Stadium Bar

$89.95 $39

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$22 for Two Admissions to the New England International Auto Show on 1/15 or 1/16 ($30 Value)

New England International Auto Show

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

More than 30 manufacturers show off new models, including high-end luxury cars, hybrids, and novelties

$30 $22

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Admission for One or Family of Four at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (Up to $ Off)

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Downtown

The Boston Tea Party comes to life with immersive exhibits, tea-ship replicas, and one of the original tea chests from December 16, 1773

$25 $13

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Admission for Two or Four to the The Mapparium (Up to 50% Off)

The Mapparium

The Mary Baker Eddy Library

the three-story stained-glass globe hosts a musical presentation inside the sphere, complete with LED lights

$24 $12

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

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

National headliners seen on Comedy Central and late night TV bring laughs to standup venue that once hosted young Seinfeld and Leno

$45.70 $22

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Super Duck Tour from Super Tours (Up to 47% Off)

Super Tours

Boston

See the city by land and sea during an amphibious Duck tour

$33.33 $17.50

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$19.99 for Admission for Two at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ($30 Value)

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Boston

Explore a unique art collection spanning thousands of years inside a building that resembles a palace; new wing by architect Renzo Piano

$30 $19.99

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$129 for a New-Member Season Pass for Canoe, Kayak, and Paddleboard Rentals from Boating in Boston ($199 Value)

Boating in Boston

Multiple Locations

Spend a season exploring local waterways with free kayak & paddleboard lessons; unlimited rentals of canoes, kayaks, & standup paddleboards

$199 $129

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$99 for a Improv Training or Sketch Writing Class at Improv Asylum ($260 Value)

Improv Asylum

North End

Experienced improv practitioners introduce the craft of impromptu comedy with scene work and partner exercises in eight-week course

$260 $99

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Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.

Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.

28 Arlington St
Boston,
MA
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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 Street
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
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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
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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
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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

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