5 Unique Things to Do in Boston This Weekend

So you've been to Bova's, you've visited the MFA, and you've walked up and down Newbury St. a dozen times. Now what? Contrary to what you might believe, there is so much more to Boston than all of the touristy stuff. Make an effort next weekend to do something in Boston that you haven't done before. Go rock climbing in Somerville or attend a murder mystery dinner! We've rounded up five of the most unique things to do in Boston. Check out our list below and then start making plans for this weekend! 

1. The Mystery Cafe Boston

The Mystery Cafe offers an unexpected kind of fun with its interactive murder mystery shows. "Mobfellas" is a show centered around a murder within the mafia. It's located in the North End and included with the show is an authentic, family-style Italian dinner. Another show, "Marriage Can Be Murder," takes place at a wedding. However, just before the bride and groom can say "I do," a murder occurs. At this show you are invited to eat wedding cake and catch the bride's bouquet. Head over to the The Mystery Cafe's website for a complete list of shows and to purchase your tickets in advanced. With so many show options to choose from, you're sure to find one that everyone in your group can agree on.

2. Mapparium

See the world like you've never seen it before. Step inside the Mapparium, a stained-glass globe that offers you a look at the Earth via a colorful 1935 world map. In order to get the best view possible of this awesome three-story high globe, a suspended walkway runs through the center of it. Your experience includes an audio and visual presentation of "A World of Ideas," in which you can learn more about how ideas have helped shape and change our world throughout time. Check out the Mary Baker Eddy Library's website for more information. (Also, don't you think a visit to the Mapparium would make a totally awesome Instagram?) 

3. Escape the Room Boston

Ten of your closet friends, one room and one way out. Escape the Room Boston is an interactive game in which you are locked into a room. In order to get out you must solve a series of puzzles and uncover hidden clues. But before you freak out, no, you are not trapped in the room for all eternity. You only have one hour to solve the puzzle. After the hour is up, the door is unlocked and you are free to leave. Go to Escape the Room's website to learn more about the game and to buy your tickets. (A little advice? Pick friends you're willing to spend an hour locked into a room with!)

4. Samuel Adams Brewery Tour

If you love Samuel Adams, why wouldn't you love a Samuel Adams Brewery tour? Collegiettes over 21 can visit the Samuel Adams Brewery for a fun afternoon full of, well, beer. During the tour you will learn about the history of the company and about Samuel Adams' unique brewing process. Though, let's be honest, you are probably most excited for the free beer samples. Don't worry, the samples do come - but not until the end. This popular tour takes place every day except Sunday. Make sure to visit the gift shop once your tour is over for a quirky gift to take home. 

5. Brooklyn Boulders Somerville

Are you ready for an adrenaline rush? Head over to Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville. Brooklyn Boulders is a rock climbing facility, but also offers so much more. Other amenities include a gym, a cafe, saunas, yoga classes, and personal training options. You could probably spend all day here if you really wanted to! Climbing courses are available for experienced climbers and beginners. To learn more about pricing and activities, take a look at the Brooklyn Boulders Somerville homepage


Which of the places above are you most interested to visit? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us at @HCEmerson