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Old 11-24-2008, 09:24 PM
Location: Boston MA
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Originally Posted by PolyAnalyst View Post
So, I recently moved up here for school from Atlanta. The summer and fall were both gorgeous... perfect times to walk around the city, go biking and hiking in VT, and lie in the park on sunny afternoons with a book or a game.

Now it's cold. My wall thermometer says that it's 28 degrees outside! What do people do in the winter in Boston? Any suggestions? There are always the old standbys:

1) Drink.
2) Museums.
3) Shows.

Anything else?

No Much!
- I usually started getting depressed at 3:30 PM when the daylight is gone!
-Get Home and stay on the TV or Computer until 10:30 PM.
-Wake-up one hour earlier just to clear and clean my car from the snow!
-And just eat more than Summer times! (LOL)

That's why this is my last Week in Boston! I love this city and always will! But not in the Winter times!!!!

(just kidding!!!! I will bet you can find many indoor cool things to do in Boston!

Welcome to Boston!
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:56 AM
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Check meetup.com and meetin.org for an endless list of fun social events. You can fill your social calendar very quickly with those two sites.

Zero Cool
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:29 PM
Location: Sverige och USA
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I haven't been but you can go swimming in Coco Key, an indoor water park in Danvers.

Boston Indoor Water Park Hotel & Water Resort | Boston | CoCo Key Water Resort

I actually enjoy the great outdoors. Hiking and/or cross country skiing are great in the winter, with no crowds and just peace quiet and tranquility. There's also tubing down the hill in some of the ski resorts.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:31 AM
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Just wanted to offer a huge "Thank you!" to everyone who gave suggestions (particularly the long answer by CityGirl52)! We've bookmarked this thread and will definitely refer to it more as the year continues to get colder and colder. (First snow of the year today...)

A couple more ideas to people from warmer climates who balk at the idea of wandering around in the cold:

1) Indoor rock climbing (MetroRock is great!)
2) Board games @ coffee shops (semi-social way to get out of the house.)

We're still struggling with it right now... too many days end up with us only leaving the house to eat out. Even though it's a great way to "feel" active (since driving around and looking for parking often consumes an entire afternoon), we can already see the impact on our diets.
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