Take a moment to exhale this weekend. We’ve curated plans for couples, friends and families so you don’t have to! This is all the information you need in a step-by-step guide to make your planning easier.
It’s a Date!
Friday, Feb. 1
Get into the Boston team spirit at a Boston University hockey game. On Friday, February 1, the Terriers take on UMass for what’s sure to be a nail-biter. This hometown rivalry has all the excitement of a Bruins match without the hefty price tag. Plus, Boston wins no matter what the final score is. Don’t forget to wear your team gear!
$17–$23 per person
925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
Limited street parking, Pleasant Street T stop
Walk down the street for dinner at Otto Pizza, an artisanal pie shop imported from Portland, Maine. Warm up with cozy winter flavors like butternut squash with ricotta and cranberry or transport yourself to the Caribbean with a pineapple salsa, bacon and fresh jalapeño combo. You can show off your own athletic prowess with a round of corn hole after dinner.
11 a.m.–12 a.m.
Small $10–$14, Large $19–$22
888 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
Limited street parking, Saint Paul Street T stop
Sunday, Feb. 3
Start the day at Citrus and Salt for a margarita-soaked Sunday brunch. Daily ceviche selection or a dozen local oysters is a light way to begin before diving into goodies like fried chicken and waffle tacos or citrus-cured salmon tostados. More of a classic bruncher? Try huevos rancheros, a farmstead frittata with yucca hash, or avocado eggs Benedict.
Citrus and Salt
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Appetizers $6–$14, Entrees $8–$15
142 Berkeley St., Boston
Limited street parking, Arlington T stop
Hop on the T or walk 15 minutes to the Boston Opera House. Nothing says “Girls Day Out” like a group outing to “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.” Sing along to your favorite songs (“Natural Woman,” anyone?), and then learn about the highs and lows of this music legend’s life. The show follows King’s marriage to songwriting partner Gerry Goffin, her friendship with bestie Cynthia Weil, and her refusal to give up on her dream despite odds stacked against her.
Boston Opera House
$40 and up per person
539 Washington St., Boston
Limited street parking, Boylston T stop
Saturday, Feb. 2
Head to the Franklin Park golf course for a day packed with family-friendly winter fun, courtesy of the Franklin Park Coalition and AMC Outdoors RX. If there’s snow, you and the kids can sled, build snow forts, or trek through the wintry terrain of the park. If there isn’t snow, the Franklin Park Coalition will host a nature walk instead. The air will undoubtedly be cold, so step inside and warm up with hot chocolate and art projects, or participate in group games with other families.
Franklin Park Golf Course
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
1 Circuit Drive, Boston
Parking lot on site, Franklin Park Zoo stop on the 16 bus
Drive or take the 22 bus 10 minutes to the Dorchester Art Project to view their current exhibit “Priority Made.” The show features works by a group of artists using the Label 228 USPS Postal Sticker, which has been made iconic by graffiti artists. You can observe a timeline of different designs of the sticker and see how different artists have used it in different ways.
Dorchester Art Project
12 p.m.–6 p.m.
1486 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester
Limited street parking, Fields Corner T stop