Active Guide to Boston

There are so many ways to be active in Boston and the New England area. Keeping an ongoing list of seasonal activities and possibilities to explore helps to plan ahead and make events and occasions out of some of these events. As much fun as it is to get coffee, dinner an drinks with others, why not try to incorporate more activities to do together? πŸ˜‰


Fomu Ice Cream!

Activities & things to do in the SUMMER:

  • visit the Boston Harbor Islands! They are great for little hikes, picnics, and they alsoΒ have a great schedule of events including concerts, speakers, FREE Yoga! etc… There schedule is here, you just buy your ferry tickets by the aquarium and plan a fun morning or day on the Harbor Islands πŸ˜‰ The ferry schedule here
  • check out the events at the Lawn on D in South Boston (T-accessible)
  • Free events on the Boston Common, Hatch Shell, Greenway all summer long!
  • Farmer’s markets- oh the outdoor markets! These are some of my favorite: SOWA, Greenway market, Haymarket, Cambridge
  • jogging/walking trails: we are so fortunate to have so many right in Boston. Some personal favorites are-
    • Memorial drive (the Cambridgeside) along the Charles River- my absolute favorite!! Stunning views of the Boston skyline as you run/walk down and it goes all the way to Cambridge and further if you keep going
    • the Storrow side/Esplanade of the Charles River – love love these views as well, pass Community boating, many beautiful views of the trees, water and nature
    • the Freedom Trail (starts in the Boston Common, ends in Charlestown)
    • the Harborwalk: starts in the North End and goes all the way down to the Seaport
    • the Boston Common & Public Garden
  • take a ride on a hub bikeΒ around town, to Cambridge, Jamaica Plain, etc (hubway bikes are available until Thanksgiving, except in Cambridge they are open year-round)
  • take the ferry out to Martha’s Vineyard for the day! There’s plenty to see and do in Oak Bluffs, and there is a ferry that leaves from Wood’s Hole/Falmouth pretty frequently. A day trip is perfect for renting bikes, sightseeing, lunch in the town, etc.
  • farm life: strawberry, blueberry, raspberry picking! I love Russel Orchards,Β you can check to see what’s picking any time of year hereΒ (you need a car for most of these farms, but they are well worth a short trip! Look into zipcar rentals if you do not have a car!)
  • Community Boating for sailing, kayaking, wind surfing – you name it! And all right on the beautiful Charles River
  • Grab some good food and enjoy it outdoors πŸ™‚ These are some of my favorite outdoor spots & places to eat in Boston:
    • Trident (Newbury Street)
    • Stephanie’s (Newbury Street)
    • Pier 6 (Charlestown Navy Yard)
    • Scoozi (Newbury Street)
    • Felipe’s Taqueria (Harvard Square)
    • Naco Taco (Central Square)
    • Tatte (Brookline, Beacon Hill)


Sunset sails on the Charles


My fav- Haymarket Farmer’s Market

more Haymarket Pinas πŸ˜‰

Things to do in the FALL πŸ™‚ Click here