Escape the rat race with a (boozy!) tour of beloved Boston Harbor Distillery.
Everyone relishes time to themselves, but while women prefer to spend their R&R on productive pursuits—replenishing at the gym, reading, socializing—the Bureau of Labor Statistics states men are more likely to grab the remote and watch TV. Guys, if it’s alternative ideas you’re short of, Boston has the answers: here, six spots where you can detox, de-stress, and decompress. (And, if you still want to binge watch, there’s a luxury TV option, too...)
Drink Taste and tour at Boston Harbor Distillery, where a modern take on American spirits is housed in a Civil War–era waterfront warehouse. Indulge in a Saturday tour from 1 pm to 7 pm to sample a variety of local favorites, such as the distillery’s rye and malt whiskeys, and take a sip of Boston history. 12R Ericsson St., 617-533-7001
Play Perfect your swing and improve your game at GolfTEC, where you’ll only compete with yourself to learn how to be the best golfer you can be. Coaches perform fact-based swing evaluations using motion measurement technology, fit golfers to clubs, and create practice game plans specific to the skills you want to achieve. 238 Highland Ave., Needham, 781-449-8222
Treat yourself to a manly mani-pedi and massage from Bliss Spa.
Relax To feel refreshed and rejuvenated, book one (or more!) of the for-men-only services at Bliss Spa, located inside the W Hotel. Guys can select a deroughing pedicure or choose from the waxing and massage services tailored to men’s needs, such as a rubdown that assuages sports injuries and aches. 100 Stuart St., 617-261-8747
Shop It’s time for a luxurious investment: Treat yourself to a top-of-the-line timepiece from Royal Jewelers. David Yurman, Cartier, and Jacquet Droz are just a few of the world’s finest timepiece manufacturers whose collections are offered at the Andover boutique. Whether you’re a leather watchband guy, or prefer the opulence of pure gold, the Royal Jewelers staff will ensure the fit is just right. 58 Main St., Andover, 978-475-3330
EveryBodyFights, from George Foreman III, the son of the two-time heavyweight champ, is a state-of-the-art boxing facility offering all levels of classes—or heavy bags for a solo punch-it-out workout.
Sweat Knock yourself out at EveryBodyFights by George Foreman III. The state-of-the-art boxing gym offers a variety of classes for any fitness level. Whether you’re working on fighting techniques or training for a triathlon, hourly classes offer it all. If this is really your thing, the gym also provides a Boxfit certification program to help you become an instructor. 15 Channel Center St., 857-250-4140
Audio Visual Intelligence has the TVs, sound systems, and other electronics needed to turn your home into a zone-out sanctuary.
Watch Create an insta-man cave with one (big) home addition: a panoramic flat-screen TV. Audio Video Intelligence specializes in home theaters, lighting control systems, and audio systems. Their design consultants are on call to cater to a guy’s every sports game need and Netflix impulse. Don’t be surprised if the TV leads to your next purchase—a full on studio-ready stereo. 519 Foundry St., North Easton, 508-238-1930