Boston October 24, 2017
8 Perfect Places To Go In Boston If You’re Feeling Adventurous
A good adventure involves an element of discovery. This can entail something as simple as taking a hike through new terrain or an activity that feels just a
little bit dangerous. Whatever your definition of adventure is, these 8 activities in Boston offer ways to have some fun while shaking up your routine.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Quincy Quarries Reservation
Quincy Quarries are worth a visit for their historical significance– the rock used in Bunker Hill Monument was sourced here – but also because this dramatic setting is popular with rock climbers who scale the sheer surfaces. Join them or just watch in awe as you wander between rocks brought to life by vibrant artwork. An edgy outdoor gallery meets rock climbing venue– what more could you ask for?
Address: 77 Ricciuti Drive, Quincy, MA 02269
2. House of the Seven Gables
If you think historic houses are dull, think again. This home provided the inspiration for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel
The House Of The Seven Gables, and parts of the building date back to 1667! While the house is well preserved enough to provide a glimpse into life in the 17th century, the most adventurous part of this tour was added at the start of the 20th century. Caroline O. Emmerton, who worked on converting the house into a museum, added a hidden staircase leading from the dining room to an attic bedroom. Although it only takes a few minutes to climb this dark, steeply spiraling staircase, the incredibly cramped conditions will make your heart hammer!
Address: 115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
3. Ghosts & Gravestones Boston Frightseeing Tour
Fun and freaky, this guided tour of Boston focuses on ghosts, serial killers, and bizarre occurrences. Delve into the dark underbelly of our city’s history in a way that’s both informative and a little bit creepy. You can score savings by purchasing your tickets ahead of time on the
Ghosts & Gravestones website
Address: 200 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02110
4. TreeTop Adventures
You don’t have to stray far from downtown Boston to find a climbing experience that takes you into a forest canopy! This ropes course is an exciting combination of 130 platforms connected by ropes and zip lines, which are broken down into trails of varying difficulty. Whether you’re seeking a physical challenge or some family fun, this is a destination well worth checking out.
Address: 200 New Boston Drive, Canton, MA 02021
5. Mindtrek VR Woburn
This immersion experience takes gaming to the next level. The facility offers two arenas, each capable of accommodating eight players to can battle zombies – and each other – in an incredibly realistic virtual reality environment.
Address: 34 Cummings Park Drive, Woburn, MA 01801
6. Great Blue Hill
Climb the biggest hunk of rock in the Boston vicinity. At a mile wide and 50 stories high, this presents a manageable challenge for many. Once at the top, which is 635 feet high, just kick back and admire the views. The trailhead starts at the Trailside Museum and this moderately difficult hike is about a mile long.
Address: 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 01286
7. Escape Rooms
Escape Rooms have become pretty popular over the last couple of years. If you’re up for a mental challenge, try Escape The Room (33 West Street, Floor 3, Boston, MA 02111), Room Escapers (112 Blackstone Street, Boston, MA 02109), or the award-winning Trapology (177 Tremont Street, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02111).
8. Weston Ski Track
Ever tried night skiing? Once the season starts in December, you can go cross-country skiing at night along a lighted track that’s surprisingly close to the Charles River.
Weston Ski Track
offers both day and night time skiing, snowshoeing, and skating, along with lessons and equipment rentals. (Remember to pick up a trail pass from the Department of Conservation and Recreation).
Address: 190 Park Rd., Weston, MA 02493
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done lately? Give us your best ideas on the
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