It’s undeniable that Boston is beautiful in the summers. In a sunny city with diverse neighborhoods, there are literally thousands of things to do here. I’ve done a little research and received some insight to make my summer short list! Free things, food things, and all the fun things make my list this season.
Movie at the Hatchshell: Free Friday flicks goes on all summer at the Hatchshell! Their website is a bit vague, so I’ll just tell you what good movies are on what days. The Hatchshell amphitheater is located in Beacon Hill right along the Charles.
August 3rd- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
August 10th- Coco
August 17th- Beauty & the Beast
Bow Market in Somerville: This public market has everything from brews to art to offer. All the shops and food vendors are local too!
The Gardner: Even if museums aren’t your ‘thing’, this place is worth the visit for the gorgeous outdoor courtyard/ garden alone.
Brunch Fiesta at Masa’s: Masa’s offers a Latin inspired brunch for just $10! You get to chose a first and a main course that comes with unlimited tea or coffee. You have from 10-3 on Saturday and 10-11 on Sunday to grab a cheap brunch here. Hit up Masa in the day time to survey their full tequila bar!
Sunset sail on the harbor: As a sailor, it’s my opinion that a sunset sail should be on everyone’s summer bucket list, regardless of where on the water you are! But I have to say, watching the sunset on the Boston Harbor, from a sailboat, taking in the city skyline is pretty much a dream. Courageous sailing on Pier 4 is your cheapest option. Drop my name for a discount, or even a free sail if I’m around to take you! (you can also look on groupon & airbnb for discounts sailing with Courageous)
If you’re feeling fancier, there are loads of other sunset sails that provide food, drink, and a luxe atmosphere.
Shakespeare on the common (July 17-August 5th): If you’re not a Shakespeare fan, don’t be fooled, this event is still for you.
Go to a Red Sox game (or watch one from Bleacher Bar)
Wine tasting at Central Bottle: Free wine tasting four times a week. Enough said, right? Check out their website for details on when and where!
Whale watching: Summer is part of the prime season for whale watching. Go out with the New England Aquarium and they actually guarantee that you’ll see whales!