It’s officially the dog days of summer here in New England, which officially means the days will become shorter, the weather a bit crisper, and a few of our favorite spots in Boston will be winding down their outdoor options. In the spirit of savoring the best for last, below are five of our favorite must-dos before Autumn has fallen upon us.
Five Boston Summer Must-Dos
- Copley Square Farmers Market: If you’re in the city on a Tuesday or a Friday, be sure to make your way to Copley Square for the Farmers Market. This market features over 30 vendors selling everything from gorgeous fresh flowers to honey and breads. Of course it also features your standard fruits and veggies, perfect for a last minute dinner purchase or a refreshing snack in the middle of the day.
- Charles River Fun: Kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, even biking and running, there is so much to do on the banks of this ‘dirty water.’ If you’re closer to Boston, the waters mirror the skyline in ways you can’t even imagine. Travel west of the city on the bike path for some of the most beautiful nature scenes to be seen in the city.
- Al Fresco Dining: Most restaurants have patios, but not many are nestled in between historic buildings or are located on rooftops overlooking the ocean. Hit one of these neighborhoods for some of the best views around: Back Bay, Seaport, South Boston, North End, South End.
- Lawn On D Visits: If headed to South Boston, make sure the swings at Lawn on D are on your list. Abutting the Boston Convention Center, this grassy park has swings, beer and food, and tons of lawn games. This option is also family friendly!
- Picnics in the Parks: Want to have some small bites on a blanket to watch the sunset? Head to the public garden. This famous (Good Will Hunting, Ted) garden is home to the swan boats and some seriously droopy willows.