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Best Winter activities in Boston: Ice skating on the frog pond

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Jan 22, 2016 2:47:33 PM


In the winter, Boston temperatures can be frigid, but don’t let that scare you away from some of the best activities the city has to offer. If you have the right layers, the cold won’t be a problem, so we recommend you bundle up and head outside! One of our favorite places to go in the winter is the Frog Pond Ice Rink on the Boston Common. From the Inn, it’s about a 25 minute walk, and you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful stroll through downtown Boston.

Spending a few hours skating on the Frog Pond is a wonderful way to spend a winter day. The rink fills with recreational skaters in the evenings and on weekends. If you'd like to go at a quieter time, weekdays during the daytime are best. The Frog Pond is suitable for families with children, and even for new skaters. Kids learning to skate can rent a skating aid to help them keep their balance.

After spending a few hours outside, warm up with a hot meal at one of the nearby restaurants like Mooo (we especially love their Maine Lobster Bisque), Stoddard’s, Teatro, or Salvatore’s. When you return to the Inn, your room will feel extra cozy after a day outdoors. Turn on the fireplace and kick back!


Monday – 10:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Tuesday – 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday – 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday – 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday – 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday – 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday – 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Skate Rentals:
Adults: $12.00
Kids: $6.00
Lockers: $3.00 

Here at the Inn at St. Botolph we work hard to scout the best activities in Boston so that we can offer recommendations during your stay. We're to help so please contact us if you need assistance planning an upcoming trip! You can reach us at 617-236-8099.

Topics: Recommended Activies

The Inn at St. Botolph

Live like a local in a historic Boston brownstone.

The Inn @ St Botolph is Boston’s affordable luxury hotel. Situated in the prominent Back Bay neighborhood it offers understated contemporary interiors graced with traditional styling and comfort. It’s the perfect destination for professionals on extended stay or families desiring the intimacy of a private residence dressed up with refreshingly customized services.

 The Inn @ St Botolph offers affordable luxury with edited services.

  • Furnished kitchenettes will full size refrigerators
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Video intercom to talk to visitors at the front door
  • Internet access and in-room iPod docs
  • iMac business center
  • Free continental breakfast with espresso
  • Daily housekeeping & self-serve laundry
  • ...and lots more! 

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