If you’re moving to Boston in time for summer, you’ll probably want to try out some of the summertime action that the town is famous for. You’ll want to catch more than just the historical tours of the “Cradle of Liberty” and the “City on the Hill” that the town is famous for. There are plenty of other attractions that await you.
Bean Town may be a tiny city of just half a million people, but it has the highest density of educated folk in the country. This can give the town a very different feel from other cities nearby such as New York. Not everything about town is learned and artistic, however. There’s a lot of fun to be had in Boston, too.
Be a Red Sox fan for a day
Boston loves its sports, especially so in summer. Catching some pro baseball at Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox, can help you see just how fanatic its citizens can be. You could go in the middle of a weekday; you would still find the stadium packed. If you can’t find tickets to a game, you can always, at least, take the guided tour.
Take the Boston Harbor Islands ferry
While New York has the Staten Island Ferry, Boston has the ferry to the Harbor Islands. The $14 trip out to the 34 Harbor Islands for the day can be great value for money. The islands, which are national recreational areas, offer beaches, hiking trails and plenty of historical attractions. They are a wonderful summer destination.
Head to a food festival
The Madeira Feast runs four days from July 30 to August 2 each year, and is the world’s biggest event for Portuguese cuisine. The best part is that it’s all free. If you’d like to try out the best in Portuguese cooking with everything from caçoila to malassadas and Madera wine, this is where you should come for a great day with the whole family. According to Humboldt Storage and Moving, leading residential movers, the Madeira Feast is a particularly popular entertainment destination for families moving into the city.
Go to a wild, daytime party
Bokx 109, a popular Boston steakhouse, gets into the partying state of mind each Sunday. The fun is next to a pool, and includes masseuses, DJs spinning records and dancing till sundown. It can be a lot of healthy fun.
There’s so much more to do in Boston. From finding a spot on the grass outside the runway at Logan for close-up plane spotting to taking your kids to Spin City, a fun little minor-league game, Boston is nothing if not fun for the entire family.