Things To Do In Milton

Up to 56% Off Private Golf Lessons

Paradise Driving Range

$595 $259

PGA master pro analyzes students' swing tendencies with a variety of tools to develop correct form and course-management skills

60% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Middleton

$150 $60

Seasoned session musician, performer, and School founder helps students of all ages and skill master the guitar or bass with private lessons

Up to 70% Off at DW Kim’s US TaeKwonDo Center

Multiple Locations

$180 $59

Students of all ages gain self-defense skills and build strength, mental and physical discipline, and confidence in tae kwon do classes

Up to 81% Off at Fitness Unlimited

East Milton

$150 $29

(15)

Expansive women's-fitness club offers personal training, childcare, and more than 80 classes per week, including yoga, Pilates, and spin

70% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Launch Fitness

South Quincy

$250 $75

Trainer motivates and challenges boot-camp participants to reach their fitness goals

50% Off Boot Camp

Quincy

$125 $63

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

56% Off Katie's Kickbutt Bootcamp

Quincy Center

$45 $20

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off

Quincy Center

$300 $150

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

67% Off CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Toe to Toe

Wollaston

$189 $69

CrossFit classes mix a variety of functional exercises into high-intensity sessions; striking classes add fighting skills to the workout

Up to 70% Off Yoga or Pilates with Nutritional Counseling

Quincy

$175 $59

Yoga and Pilates classes pair with a 35-minute nutrition session that discusses which diets, foods, and supplements are right for clients

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Quincy Center

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

50% Off CrossFit classes

South Braintree

$189 $95

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 67% Off at Crossfit 93

CrossFit-93

$150 $79

Students build core strength, flexibility, agility, and endurance during energetic CrossFit classes

50% Off

North Braintree

$70 $35

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 70% Off Indoor Boot Camp

North Braintree

$125 $49

(4)

Trainers lead boot camps designed to challenge beginners through elite athletes in a spacious studio

Up to 86% Off Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes

Braintree

$100 $19

Boxing-based classes incorporate elements from the ancient fighting art of Muay Thai

Up to 70% Off Yoga Therapy Sessions

Jamaica Plain

$120 $59

Yoga therapy aims to ease stress and tension, build physical and emotional self-awareness, and promote mental clarity for mind-body healing

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

45% Off Dance Lessons

Oakdale

$65 $36

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 45% Off BYOB Ceramics Painting at Make Meaning

Dedham

$50 $29

Guests paint ceramics such as picture frames, bowls, and trays while enjoying drinks

Up to 88% Off Boot Camp at The F.I.T.T. Pit 

Hyde Park - Cleary Square

$150 $19

Trainers keep clients motivated in boot-camp workouts and also provide nutritional advice to ensure weight-loss

Up to 51% Off Muay Thai Classes

Hyde Park

$150 $75

Muay thai classes focus on a variety of punching and kicking techniques while instilling core values in students

Up to 53% Off Kids’ Indoor Recreation

Upper Washington - Spring Street

$12 $6

(16)

While parents supervise, kids aged 6 or younger frolic on climbing structures and slides or create crafts at the art table

Up to 67% Off Yoga at Inner Strength Studios

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

(39)

Meditate, breathe, and stretch during 60- to 90-minute vinyasa yoga classes, most of which are heated

45% Off 3 Months of Bootcamp at Unified Fitness Studio

Readville

$360 $198

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 70% Off Youth or Adult Martial Arts Classes

South Boston

$99 $39

Kids as young as 3 leap into Karate and Judo; older kids and adults can enroll in Karate,Self Defense, Judo, or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Up to 85% Off at Boston Tae Kwon Do Academy

Randolph

$139 $29

Kids gain focus, confidence, and self-defense skills in martial-arts classes

Up to 51% Off Sushi-Making Class or Party at Sea To You Sushi

Multiple Locations

$160 $79

(72)

Adept sushi chefs instruct on how to construct and serve rolls during events that include all-you-can-eat sushi

Up to 65% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Brookline Village

$115 $45

(5)

Pilates Reformer classes grouped by skill level emphasize form while toning muscle; Learn Pilates package includes private and group classes

Up to 80% Off Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

Coolidge Corner

$219 $49

Class options include Brazilian jujitsu, wrestling, strength and conditioning, and striking

Half Off Anderson Comedy Show

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows see sketches and local comedians

Up to 57% Off Golf at Atlantic Country Club

Plymouth

$76 $39

(53)

Bent-grass fairways and greens spread across tree-lined terrain make for challenging rounds of golf at acclaimed course

36% Off a Helicopter-Flying Lesson

Plymouth

$250 $159

Introductory flight lesson begins with a 20-minute briefing before student and instructor take off on a 30-minute helicopter flight

Up to 42% Off Plymouth Whale-Watching Tour

Plymouth

$43 $25

Guides narrate whale-watching tours as guests rest amid a 100 ft. boat with open decks and an enclosed cabin

Up to 65% Off a Meteor-Shower Boat Cruise

Plymouth

$300 $109

High-powered laser pointer showcases planets, galaxies, and nebulae during guided astronomy boat tour

Up to 81% Off Kickboxing or Karate Classes

Multiple Locations

$119 $39

Kickboxing and Karate classes help kids and adults get fit while learning skills such as self-discipline and self-confidence

Up to 53% Off Wedding or Kids' Dance Classes

Weymouth

$100 $49

Brides- and grooms-to-be learn the best moves for their first dance; a month of kids' dance classes teach children an array of styles

Up to 53% Off at The Jenney Museum

Plymouth

$36 $18

(136)

Local historian and guide leads walking tour that includes views of Plymouth Rock and the historical town square

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Holbrook

$99 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 69% Off Fitness Classes at So Fly Fitness

South Braintree

$85 $35

Zumba, Kickboxing, yoga, piloxing, and So Fly classes—fitness dance with plyometrics—make for challenging and calorie-burning workouts

Up to 27% Off from Boston Super Tours

Boston

$33.33 $25

(314)

Hop on and off a trolley tour that stops at Boston's most iconic landmarks, or see the city by land and sea during amphibious Duck tours

50% Off New York Tour from Go Go U.S. Tour

Boston

$70 $35

All-day tour takes groups around some of NYC's most famous sites including Times Square and Rockefeller Center

Big Apple Circus's "Luminocity" – Up to 41% Off

City Hall Plaza

$66 $39

(62)
Live_logo

Circus troupe entertains with award-winning acrobats, contortionists, clowns, and humanely trained animals

Up to 75% Off from Boston's Bootcamp

Boston

$89 $35

Personal trainer fills one-hour classes with cardio intervals, resistance-band exercises, and agility drills

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra – Up to 40% Off Mahler's Ninth

Symphony Hall

$88 $56

Live_logo

Mahler's final completed symphony meditates on death with distorted waltzes and a dissonant sendup of Baroque counterpoint

50% Off Zombie Problem-Solving Game

Boston

$28 $14

Work with teammates to solve clues and find the key that opens the escape door before being grabbed by a zombie chained in the corner

Up to 50% Off Bridal-Tradeshow Admission

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

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

Up to 45% Off "Star Trek" Convention

John B. Hynes Convention Center

$20 $12

Along with appearances by stars such as Karl Urban and Kate Mulgrew, the two-day Star Trek convention includes fan panels and costume party

Up to 53% Off at Evolve Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$192 $99

(11)

Enthusiastic instructor motivates students of all fitness levels during high-intensity, outdoor boot-camp classes

Up to 58% Off from Boston Civil War Tours

Boston Common Visitor Center

$12 $6

(5)

Tour highlights locations where abolitionists spoke, demanded fugitive slaves be freed, and united to save the Union

Up to 56% Off Two- or Three-Night Stay at Rock On Rentals

Boston Bay Marina

$989 $499

Guests spend nights in luxurious houseboats, and explore the city via unlimited complimentary water-taxi rides to the heart of downtown

Walker Stalker Con 2014 – Up to 62% Off

Westin Boston Waterfront

$31.60 $16

Live_logo

The stars of AMC's The Walking Dead and The Boondock Saints treat fans to panels, events, and zombie fun

Nick's Comedy Stop – Up to 52% Off Standup

Back Bay

$45.70 $22

(82)
Live_logo

Intimate, 30-year-old venue hosts emerging and established comedians such as Mike Koutrobis and Orlando Baxter

40% Off Basketball or Volleyball Camp

Lower Roxbury

$350 $210

Boys an girls ages 8–17 hone basketball or volleyball skills during day-camp sessions led by experienced instructors

50%% Off Kayak Rental from Boating in Boston

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Set amidst a serene natural backdrop, rental kayaks or paddleboards float on calm waters at five locations

Up to 45% Off Speedboat-Captaining Experiences for Two

North End

$159.95 $99

Boston's skyline backdrops 90-minute self-piloted voyages across Boston harbor that pass famous vessels & Charleston Navy Yard

Up to 22% Off Sunset or Day Sail for Two

Boston

$104 $81

(7)

Flagship vessel modeled after 1890s schooners takes up to 41 passengers on two-hour tours of the Boston Harbor

Up to 58% Off Walking Ghost Tour

Irish Famine Memorial

$30 $15

Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historic streets of downtown Boston, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

Up to 55% Off Trolley Tour and Harbor Cruise

Boston

$38 $20

(374)

Historical sites headline a trolley tour and a 45-minute harbor cruise affords sweeping views of the city

Up to 58% Off Golf Lessons 

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

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

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown

$50 $25

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

39% Off from City Wine Tours

Multiple Locations

$66 $40

Groups stroll through Harvard Square or the Back Bay area, stopping in at local restaurants to sample and learn about various wines

55% Off Capoeira

Back Bay

$60 $27

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 57% Off Boston Ghost & Legends Lantern Tour

North End

$50 $25

(30)

Uncover the secret macabre history of Boston during a 90-minute guided nighttime tour

50% Off Services

Boston

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 58% Off Lessons at City Golf Boston

Multiple Locations

$200 $99

(13)

Year-round improvement with PGA instructors and video swing-analysis technology at three locations, including a downtown facility

56% Off In-Studio Piano Lessons

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

Up to 56% Off Boot Camp

Boston

$80 $37

Professional trainers help students get into strong, sleek shape with up to four weeks of fitness bootcamp

45% Off

Boston

$180 $99

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 82% Off Classes at Back Bay Fitness

Boston

$150 $39

Personal trainers lead small groups of no more than eight students through cardio and core-strengthening workouts

Up to 58% Off Freedom Trail Tour

Downtown

$29.90 $14.95

Costume-clad tour guides lead visitors along the Freedom Trail passing by historic landmarks and imparting facts about revolutionary figures

Up to 53% Off Zumba at The Z Spot

South End

$110 $52

(12)

Licensed Zumba instructors engage exercisers with Latin-inspired dance-fitness numbers

Up to 55% Off at Women’s Fitness of Boston

Downtown

$50 $25

Group fitness classes such as Pilates, boxing, and Zumba burn calories and sculpt muscles in an all-female setting

Up to 56% Off Tour of Bully Boy Distillers

Boston

$40 $20

(15)

Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lesson for 1 or 2

Bolton

$75 $35

Riding lessons led by positive instructors with an emphasis on basic skills for beginners or advanced jumps for more experienced riders

Up to 80% Off at Karma Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Many types of yoga, such as Yin, Power & Vinyasa, offered in three clean, modern studios; gym features cardio & strength-training equipment

Up to 54% Off at Animal Adventures

Bolton

$24 $12

Exotic animals rescued from neglect or abandonment interact with visitors during tours led by wildlife experts

Up to 70% Off Martial Arts Classes

South Boston

$139 $49

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on grappling and ground-fighting techniques; Muay Thai focuses on stand-up striking and clinching maneuvers

Up to 51% Off Discover Scuba Class

Allston

$100 $50

(17)

In-pool sessions cover the basics of scuba diving with all essential gear provided

Select Local Merchants

The YMCA keeps residents healthy and engaged in more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the country, but it traces its American origins to the streets of 19th-century Boston. Here, Thomas Valentine Sullivan carried on the mission started in London by George Williams: providing affordable recreation and residence to young men from cities and country towns alike. Over the last century and change, the organization's mission changed to keep pace with the evolving times; today, the YMCA of Greater Boston welcomes anyone interested in furthering the causes of "youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility."

This modern mission combines the Y's signature programming with new initiatives designed to keep citizens one step ahead of an ever-changing world. Members stay fit and active with everything from organized sports and fitness classes to lifeguard, CPR, and first aid lessons. But the Y's developmental programs go far beyond bodily strength; their enrichment and leadership courses equip youths with the confidence needed to take charge in their everyday lives, and ESL classes help newcomers to English embark on the next step of their linguistic lives.

776 Washington St
Dorchester Center,
MA
US

Despite being housed in a former chocolate factory, Milton Hill Sport & Spa is more dedicated to burning calories than consuming them. By adopting a holistic approach to health, Milton Hill encourages its members to exercise regularly and practice nutritious eating habits—and it has the resources to back up this approach. Personal training sessions focus on lifestyle and health goals, as opposed to just building muscle or the ability to tolerate sweatbands. Nutritional counseling is tailored to each participant to include vitamins, minerals, and healthy food plans. And spa services, such as massages and facials, help destress members and boost their overall health and wellness.

1 Eliot St
Milton,
MA
US

Lorenz Island Kuisine’s roots are immediately visible on its ceiling, where a Jamaican flag proudly hangs. A few more steps inside the warmly lit eatery and more roots begin to show. There’s the orange walls with green trim, and the smell of Jamaican food wafting from the open kitchen. There, the kitchen staff cooks curry goat and plates crispy, brown pieces of jerk chicken. Other dishes include oxtail, plantains, rice and beans, beef patties encased in flaky crust, and almond cake made with rum and topped with icing. Many of the dishes double as loveable characters in the eatery’s recipe book.

657 Washington St
Dorchester Center,
MA
US

Working alongside her husband Joe, Horseplay Stables co-owner Terry Hoy draws upon her more than 25 years of equestrian riding and training to help students realize their full riding potential. The pair also relies on help from an extensive team of licensed instructors and volunteers. At Horseplay Stables, students can master the basics of several horseback-riding styles, including huntseat, jumping, classical dressage, or western pleasure.

704 Randolph Ave
Milton,
MA
US

It didn’t take long for Robert Bennet Forbes to make a name for himself. He was made a captain by the age of 20, and he quickly amassed wealth and influence as a China Trade Merchant. And despite becoming one of the country’s most prominent businessmen, Captain Forbes still found time to design ships, write, and build an estate that would make Scrooge McDuck molt with envy. Along with his brother John, the Captain commissioned a Greek Revival mansion to be built in 1883. The house was intended for their mother, but over the decades, it would become home to many members of the entrepreneurial family—who collected four generations worth of paintings, artifacts, and various artwork.

Perched atop Milton Hill, the mansion—now a National Historic Landmark called the Forbes House Museum—transports visitors back to key moments in American history. In one part of the house lies memorabilia focused on President Lincoln and the Civil War, collected by the Captain's granddaughter Mary Bowditch Forbes. Her passion for that time period was so strong, she even had a replica of Lincoln's birthplace built on the museum's grounds. Other rooms showcase the valuable Chinese exports collected by the Captain. Sitting atop a table of Cantonese marble and hand-carved rosewood is the crown jewel of this collection, the Election Bowl, a porcelain vessel adorned with two Forbes family crests and two depictions of Scottish castles. In addition to tours, the mansion also hosts various cultural events, including a monthly roundtable discussion on the Civil War.

215 Adams St
Milton,
MA
US

In 1949, the USS Salem began its 10-year career patrolling the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. A flagship of the 6th Fleet during the Cold War era, it served as a “Lady of Diplomacy,” using its massive canons to impress ambassadors, not to fire on enemies. The ship also made headlines in 1953 when it harbored refugees from Greece following a massive earthquake.

Today permanently docked in Quincy Fore River Shipyard, the Salem is one of the last preserved naval heavy cruisers in the world. Three quarters of the ship is used to honor the history of those who served, with features including a Navy SEALs exhibit, the USS Newport News Memorial Room, and a US Navy Cruiser Sailor Memorial. In addition to memories, the Salem also hosts birthday parties and overnight adventures filled with simulated battles and real-life survival instruction. If they listen closely, visitors might even hear some of the spooky sounds that earned the ship a feature on the SyFy channel’s Ghost Hunters in 2009.

739 Washington St
Quincy,
MA
US

More Resources

Milton Activities

A comprehensive guide to attractions and things to do.