Quality Inn & Suites
440 Bedford St.
Lexington, MA 02420
Phone: (781) 861-0850
Fax: (781) 861-0821
Do not let cold weather scare you off from sightseeing landmarks and historical sites around Boston. Get picked up at your suburban hotel and see the best of Boston during a seven-hour tour in a minicoach. The narrated tour passes Beacon Hill, the Boston Common and Newbury Street. Stops are made at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Old North Church, the Charlestown Navy Yard and the Bunker Hill Monument. Closes for Winter; opens each April. No credit cards are accepted.
Established in 1894, Middlesex Fells Reservation is a popular leisure getaway in Massachusetts. It spreads across 2575 acres (1042 hectares) over Malden, Medford, Melrose, Stoneham and Winchester. Locally referred to as the Fells, this state park offers visitors a plethora of recreational activities like hiking, biking, rock climbing, boating and fishing. Unwind with a picnic, follow trails to admire the natural beauty, and visit the observation tower for great views.
Surrounded by beautifully landscaped trees and shrubs, this nine-hole municipal golf course features cart rental and a well-stocked pro shop. Refresh yourself at the small snack bar or drop into the clubhouse after a few hours of play out on the fairways. The tee times are first come, first served Monday through Friday. Season ticket holders are awarded first priority on weekends; others must show up in person to reserve a tee time. Private and group lessons are available.
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge spans more than 3800 acres (1537.81 hectares) of wetlands and trails along the Concord and Sudbury Rivers. Migratory birds and other plant and animal life are protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service here, and can be observed from park trails. Apart from activities like hiking, hunting and fishing, the park also offers education programs for those keen to know more about the place. Check website for more.
Cambridge Armory is a small gymnasium with a basketball court which can be taken on rent for a match or just a social event. The basketball court is often a venue for school basketball league matches so chances that you want to watch a match here may not be great unless your kid is an aspiring basketball champ.
This is a fun place for grown-ups who, after a long day at work, want to finally express some of their pent-up creativity over a cup of coffee with some friends. The people at Sparks provide high-quality supplies, inspirational samples, books and support to make a fashionable piece of jewelry, to your next big event, design a personalized card for a friend's birthday, or knit a baby blanket for your sister's newest family addition. Meant to be relaxing and fun, they inspire you to create things that make you happy, Sparks is ideal for an evening out with the girls. Private party options for bridal showers, baby showers and birthday parties (for adults) are also available.
This full-service rowing, canoeing, kayaking and sculling center has locations in Newton and Brighton. These centers offer a whole range of activities for the family. Rentals of canoes, sculls, rowboats and kayaks are offered at the dock. Apart from this, lessons beginner to advanced levels are also available. The center offers special guided tours of the immediate area as well as group outings on the Massachusetts coast and local rivers. Check website for more.
Located on Charles River, this center offers rowing instruction and experience for beginners to experts. While away the hours cruising the gently flowing waters of the river and enjoy the lush foliage during the center's open months. Classes are very popular and fill quickly, so be sure to call in advance.
You can explore New England's snowier areas with the Boston Ski and Sports Club, which allows non-members to go on its trips. The club provides a way to get to the mountains when you don't have your own transportation. Every weekend, the club offers trips to several New England ski areas. Just make a reservation, show up in the morning at one of the several pick-up points and get on the bus. A full day of skiing awaits.
Harvard Stadium is the nation's oldest; it opened in 1902. Although it is a relatively small stadium, the fans like it because they are close to the action. The Harvard University gridders' biggest game of the year is against Yale. That series dates back to 1875. The Patriots played here until 1960. Check website for ticket prices. Group rates are available.
Glide through 15 kilometer (49212.6 feet) long snow trails at the Weston Ski Track. Well known throughout the region for its outstanding facilities, the center offers enthusiasts the chance for some adventurous night-time skiing as well. Enroll for the beginner's lessons or take on the advanced classes for an adrenaline rush. The center rents out all the necessary equipment at a fixed price.
One block from the Fleet Center is a modern combat arena devoted to good times and adrenaline pumping action. The game is capture the flag and you are armed with guns that use carbon dioxide to fire a small ball filled with paint at your enemies. Players wear protective pads and helmets. This activity provides tons of hilarious fun, serious competition and enough crazed shouting to satisfy any weekend warrior.