Summer in Boston has never actually been my favorite, but this year I’m changing that. I’m indulging in beach trips, getting outside, and generally enjoying the sunny days as much as possible. In fact, here are a few of my favorite ways to spend the summer in Boston.
Summer in Boston is all about:
Getting to the beach: I think this goes for all coastal towns and cities. As soon as it hits 90 degrees, I pack up a beach bag, hop in the car, and make my way to the ocean. There’s something so wonderful about the salty water, the fresh air, and a good ol’ beach nap. Seriously, are those not the best naps in the world or what? I don’t need anything but some sunscreen, a turkey and swiss wrap, water (obv.), and a good book. Now that sounds like my kind of beach day!
Dining al fresco: This might be a given anywhere, but dining al fresco is p.r.i.m.e. in Boston. From roof decks to patios, the novelty of eating outdoors with a glass of wine (err…sangria) in hand is certainly not lost on us Bostonians. A few of my favorite spots (and a handful that I need to try!) for dining alfresco are:
High tailing it out of the city: Yes, I’m aware that this is a “summer in Boston” post, but living in the city means that it eventually gets tiring. Kind of like if you live in the suburbs and occasionally crave the hustle and bustle of a nearby city. It’s like that. That’s why day trips and weekend trips are key. It’s like a mini vacation, a refresher, if you will. I always feel so much better after a day outside the city. A few of my favorite day/weekend trips include:
- Portsmouth, New Hampshire
- Newburyport, Massachusetts
- Kennebunkport, Maine
- Portland, Maine
- Camden, Maine
Being outside, even if you’re not outdoorsy by nature: I’ve made a conscious effort this spring and summer to get outside. Really get outside. I’ve been hiking, walking/jogging (that C25K app is pretty sweet, y’all), and kayaking is up next! What do you do to get outside in the summer? Evenings walks are my favorite, but I’m trying to be much more active. It’s about darn time.
How about you? How do you like to spend the summer in your town or city?