2017 WBC Nats - Things to do other than sailing
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Looking for other things to do before, during or after the regatta while in the Boston area? Try some of these....
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EventURLLocationMore info
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Things to do on Tuesday or Thursday (open evening)
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Aug 22-24 (Tues - Thurs) Lowell Spinners minor league baseball gamehttp://m.milb.com/t558/schedule/lowell-spinners/?ymd=20170801&v=monthEdward A. LeLacheur Park
450 Aiken Street, Lowell, MA 1854

45 minutes from Winchester
6:30 first pitch
$7-10 tickets
Nice and low-key single-A baseball in a gorgeous small park in downtown Lowell
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Brewery Tourshttp://bostonbrewtours.com/breweries/Van pick-up at Charles Street Liquors, 143 Charles Street Boston MA 02114

30 minutes from Winchester
6PM start; 5 hours
$90 / person
The After Hours Brew Tour is a true Boston nightlife experience! On this tour we showcase both the old school brewpubs of Boston and the new school nano/micro breweries, cider houses, and distilleries. The After Hours Brew Tour includes a sampling of up to 18 different beers, delectable Pizza and beer pairing Boston Beer Works and a designated home-brewing driver! Whether you’re a light beer person or connoisseur, The After Hours Brew Tour provides a safe and fun way to check out the craft beer scene in the evening.
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Things to do before the regatta
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Aug. 19-20: Gloucester Waterfront Festivalhttps://business.capeannchamber.com/events/details/gloucester-waterfront-festival-2940Stage Fort Park
24 Hough Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930

45 minutes from Winchester
9am to 6pm each day.
Free admission
Over 200 booths featuring juried artists and craftsmen from throughout the U.S. will display their unique creations. Live music and delicious food including a Lobster Bake! Family style entertainment free through the day.
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Things to do after the regatta
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Aug. 24-27: St. Anthony’s Feast, North End, Bostonhttp://www.stanthonysfeast.com/North End, Boston

30 minutes rom Winchester
Free admission
Begun in 1919, by Italian immigrants from the small town of Montefalcione in Avellino, Saint Anthony’s Feast has become the largest Italian Religious Festival in New England. Named the “Feast of all Feasts” by National Geographic Magazine, this authentic Italian street festival has it all for people of every age: parades, strolling singers, live entertainment, contests and religious services are held daily.
Visitors stroll the beautifully decorated streets sampling the best Italian street foods from 100 pushcarts enjoying arancini, sausage peppers & onion, quahogs, calamari, pizza, pasta and of course zeppole, cannoli and gelato. Guests can also browse the wide selection of souvenir keepsakes and mementos.
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Aug. 26: Boston Jazz Festivalhttps://bostonjazzfest.org/Boston Maritime Park in The Seaport

30 minutes from Winchester
afternoon
Free admission
The 2017 Boston Jazz Fest is doing it again for the sixth year in a row; bringing “The Best Jazz… in all of it’s forms” to the Boston Maritime Park on the Seaport
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Aug. 26-27: Antique & Classic Boat Festival, Salem, MAhttp://boatfestival.orgBrewer Hawthorne Cove Marina
10 White St, Salem, MA 01970

45 minutes from Winchester
The flash of polished bronze and gleam of varnished wood across the water will be the order of the day as elegant antique and classic yachts sail into the host city of Salem, Massachusetts for the 35nd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival August 26-27, 2017. Mostly wood, primarily private yachts and aesthetically stunning, the vessels will be on display to the public over the weekend.
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Aug. 27: Swedish Car Dayhttp://larzanderson.org/2017schedule/swedish-car-day/Lars Andrerson Auto Museum
15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA 02445

30 minutes from Winchester
10AM - 2PM
$10 admission
Nostalgic for your old Volvo 240 or Saab 900? This is your show.
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Things to do at anytime (before, during or after)....
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Tours / cool stuff to see
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Whale watchhttp://www.bostonharborcruises.com/whale-watch/1 Long Wharf, Boston MA

20 minutes from Winchester
$53 / person
Set sail with us for the whale watch experience of a lifetime. Our destination: Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine creatures. You’ll have a good chance to view several different species of large whales, including humpbacks, finbacks, minkes, pilot whales and the critically endangered right whales.
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Whale watchhttps://www.7seaswhalewatch.com/about-whale-watchng/whale-watch-trip-description/63 Rogers St., Gloucester, MA 45 minutes from Winchester8:30 am & 1:30 pm daily Reservations recommended Adults 17-59 $48. Seniors 60+ $42. Children 4-16 $32. Children 3 & under free $5. discount for students, military, AAA Shorter boat ride to the whales' feeding grounds.
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Fenway Park Tourshttp://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ballpark/tour.jsp4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215

30 minutes from Winchester
The Sox aren't in town, but if you're a baseball fan, this is always fun
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Walk the Freedom Trailhttps://www.thefreedomtrail.org/freedom-trail/Downtown Boston

30 minutes from Winchester
Boston's official Freedom Trail® Tours take you to places where history was made! Walk Into History along the iconic Freedom Trail – the 2.5 mile red line leading to nationally significant historic sites, each one an authentic treasure.
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Boston Duck Tourshttp://www.bostonducktours.com/Hop on board at various sites in Boston

30 minutes from Winchester
$40 / person
80-minute tour of the streets and waters of Boston
Somewhat cheezy, but another way to see boston without a lot of walking
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Skywalk Bostonhttp://skywalkboston.com/800 Boylston Street, 50th Floor
Boston, MA 02199-8142

30 minutes from Winchester
10AM - 10PM
$20/ person
View Boston from the top floor of Boston's tallest building (Prudential). A great way to see all of boston from a birds eye view
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Museums
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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museumhttp://www.gardnermuseum.org/home
25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115

20 minutes from Winchester
11AM - 5PM, Wednesday through Monday; Open until 9 PM Thurdsays
Discounted admission will be offered for those attending Snipe Nationals from August 19-27th. *The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - a magical creation of one woman's daring vision - invites you to awaken your senses and be transported. Modeled after a Venetian palazzo, unforgettable galleries surround a luminous courtyard and are home to masters such as Rembrandt, Raphael, Titian, Michelangelo, Whistler, and Sargent.*
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Museum of Fine Artshttp://www.mfa.org/visit
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

20 minutes from Winchester
10AM - 5PM (10PM Wed - Fri)
$25 / person
Also open late wednesday-friday
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Decordova Sculpture parkhttps://decordova.org/51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA

30 minutes from Winchester
10AM - 5PM
$14 / person
Established in 1950, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England encompassing 30 acres, 20 miles west of Boston.
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Museum of Sciencehttps://www.mos.org/1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114

20 minutes from Winchester
9AM - 5PM
$25 / person
One of my favorite museums. Also IMAX, laser and planetarium shows
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Waterworks Museumhttp://waterworksmuseum.org/2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02467

30 minutes fromWinchester
11AM - 4PM (closed Mons and Tues)
FREE (but donations are suggested)
If you're into history and engineering, this is a fascinating place.
The Waterworks Museum interprets unique stories of one of the country's first metropolitan water systems through exhibitions and educational programs on engineering, architecture, social history, and public health.
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New England Aquariumhttp://www.neaq.org/1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

30 minutes from Winchester
9AM - 5PM
$28 / person
One of the best aqauriums in the country
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Peabody Essex Museumhttp://www.pem.org161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783

30 minutes from Winchester
10AM - 5PM
$20 / person
Another great art musuem in the area (Salem), that has some fantastic models of ships; allow several hours to view.
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Heritage Museum and Gardens Plantationhttps://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563

2 hours south of Winchester
10AM - 5PM
$18 / person
Visit Cape Cod and spend a couple hours taking in the gardens, and take on the challenging ropes course (need reservations)
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USS Constitution and museumhttps://ussconstitutionmuseum.orgBuilding 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA 02129

20 minutes from Winchester
9AM - 6PM
FREE, but donations of $5-10 are suggested
The ship is closed during the regatta for repairs but the museum brings you back to the days of Old Ironsides.
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Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U. S. Senatehttps://www.emkinstitute.org/resources/what-youll-experienceColumbia Point, Boston, MA 25 minutes from Winchester$14-$16 Closed Mondays Take part in a Senate debate and vote.
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Places to go
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Spectacle Island and other Boston Harbor Islands via ferryhttp://www.bostonharborislands.org/spectacle-island66 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

30 minutes from Winchester
$17 / person
Take a short ferrry through Boston harbor, and walk around Spectacle Island as well as a few other small islands. Great views and lots of fun.
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Discover history of Concord MAhttps://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g60901-Activities-Concord_Massachusetts.htmlConcord MA

30 minutes from Winchester
Gobs of historic sites to stroll around... Henry David Thoreau's Walden Pond, North Bridge and more
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Harvard Squarehttp://www.harvardsquare.com/Cambridge, MA 20 minutes from WinchesterArts, performances, restaurants, shops
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Salem, MAhttp://www.salemweb.com/guide/tosee.phpSalem, MA 35 minutes from WinchesterAttractions include a Trolley tour, Pioneer Village living history museum, Pickering Wharf, the Witch Museum, the House of Seven Gables, the N.E. Pirate museum, the Nightmare Gallery, and all things witch related.
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Plimoth Plantation (historic home for the Pilgrims)https://www.plimoth.org137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360

90 minutes from Winchester
9AM - 5PM
$28 / person
Classic time machine back to the Pilgrims - worth a visit.
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Mount Washingtonhttps://www.mountwashington.orgNorth Conway NH

2 1/2 hour drive from Winchester
Take the cog railway, a shuttle, drive, or hike up the tallest mountain east of the Rockies. Reservations required.
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Newport, RIhttps://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g60978-Activities-Newport_Rhode_Island.htmlNewport RI

2 hours south of Winchester
So much to do, starting with the mansions and waterfront
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Shows / fun things to do
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Blue Man Grouphttp://www.boston-theater.com/theaters/charles-playhouse/blue-man-group.phpCharles Playhouse
74 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA 02138

30 minutes from Winchester
7:30PM showtime
$84+
Always a blast. Highly entertaining percussion oriented theater.
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Boda Borghttp://www.bodaborg.com/usa/boston/90 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148

30 minutes from Winchester
$20 per person
Are you ready to break out of prison, win a TV game show, explore a haunted house and run an obstacle course? You'll do that and so much more in a visit to Boda Borg Boston. Each of our many Quests offers challenging fun for your team of 3-5 in an environment unlike anything you've experienced before. Come for a few hours or stay all day and find out what has captivated Sweden for nearly twenty years.
Fills up fast so don't dilly dally
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Escape The Roomhttp://www.escapetheroomboston.com/33 West St, Boston, MA, 02111

30 minutes from Boston
Another Video-game like challenge. Good 10-person group activity for an hour.
Escape the Room is a fun, interactive game taking place in Boston. While it looks like any other ordinary room, it’s actually a mystery puzzle. Find the hidden objects, figure out the clues and solve the puzzles to earn your freedom and “Escape the Room.” You have 60 minutes, so be quick! Come with your friends, family and coworkers and have a great time
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Taza Chocolate Factoryhttps://www.tazachocolate.com/pages/take-a-tour561 Windsor Street, Somerville MA 02143

15 minutes from Winchester
Like chocolate? Take a tour at the factory in nearby Somerville
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