It feels like summer is already drawing to a close here in Boston. The days are still warm, but the nights are getting deliciously chilly—I love pulling out the extra blankets and sleeping with the windows open. We've done a lot of traveling over the last few months, but some of our the best times have happened right here in town. Boston is pretty spectacular in the summer.
Here are a few of my favorite things I did this summer in Boston; if you hurry, you can do them, too!
- Shakespeare on the Common. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and watch a wacky rendition of Twelfth Night under the stars.
- Eating al fresco. The Red House (dollar oysters!) and Sweet Cheeks Q are a couple of the places I've fallen for.
- Red Sox game. No explanation needed.
- Hiking. I love that you can drive just a few minutes from the city and you're practically in the wilderness. Our new favorite is the Noanet Woodlands because we can bring the pup.
- Harborwalk Sounds at the ICA. Boston's contemporary art museum is free on Thursday nights, plus they have concerts by the water as the sun sets.
- Ice cream from JP Lick's.
- Swimming! There are tons of pools in the area ranging from posh rooftops to laid-back neighborhood pools. I wrote an article about it here.
- Concerts at the Hatch Shell. They cancelled the last one we tried to attend. Luckily there are a few more this season.
- Beach day in Revere. Love this photo essay (with sound!) about the city's beach.
- Whale watch. Because I'm sad I still haven't seen a whale.