Staying in Boston for an extended stay is an exciting prospect. After all, you have an entire city to discover! You’ll likely get all of your anticipated events out of the way rather quickly, or have them thoroughly planned out prior to arrival in the city. However, what is one to do on the days when they have nothing planned but want to get out and explore? We have compiled a small list of activities that take you off the beaten path, and let you feel like a local!
Lawn on D
Head on over to 420 D Street to take advantage of the green space there. This sizeable patch of lawn is best visited in the summer time, since that is when it turns into its own version of an adult playground! Of course, children are welcome to. This spot lets you enjoy a beer hall, lawn games, and live music. The best part is that the giant circular swings occupying a portion of the space light up and glow in a variety of colors. Enjoy a lazy summer afternoon, or evening, and take advantage of the Lawn on D!
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
This museum, built to resemble a 15th-century Venetian palace, is located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. While this location is suitable to visit year round, it is especially enjoyable to visit in the spring and summer months when guests have the opportunity to hang out in the courtyard. This museum offers visitors the chance to peruse ancient art collections from various locales, which include Rome, Europe, Asia, and many others. Get in touch with history and head to the museum!
Interested in cool sneakers and clothing? Check out Bodega on 6 Clearway Street. This unique sneaker shop poses as a convenience store from the front. However, the Snapple machine at the back of the convenience store holds a secret! Pull back the Snapple machine and you’ll discover an upscale shop bursting with options you likely haven’t seen at the mall. Few other venues offer such a creative way of entry, not to mention their selection of unique apparel and footwear.
These are just a few of the attractions you could visit in your downtime here in Boston. After all, traveling to these locations might just reveal a few more gems you wouldn’t have encountered otherwise. Get out there, explore, and make the best of your extended stay!