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7 Boston Experiences to Have Before Summer’s End

admin on August 18, 2015 - 8:00 am in Around Town
Have you made the most of summer yet? With September fast approaching, that leaves us with just a few weeks to enjoy the time that’s left. Here are some Boston experiences you’ll want to have before the cooler weather arrives:

Dine Al Fresco

If you haven’t eaten dinner outside yet, make sure you do that before it gets too cold out! Most al fresco dining areas close down as soon as it starts getting chilly. Since the city is filled with outdoor dining options, you don’t need to trek far away from your apartment! Many restaurants in the North End, Back Bay, and Faneuil Hall have outdoor seating during the summer months.

Take a Cruise

Even though some of the Boston Harbor Cruises run throughout the year, they’re much more fun in the summer when the weather is still warm! Some activities, such as whale watches, are restricted to the summer months.

Go Out for Ice Cream

Eating an ice cream cone outdoors is one of the pleasures of summer! Many of Boston’s ice cream parlors are open year round, but ice cream seems to taste even better when it’s hot out. There are plenty of ice cream places scattered throughout the city. Visit J.P. Licks for a traditional ice cream cone, or head to the North End for some gelato!

Visit One of the Parks

Even though most of Boston’s city parks never really close, they come alive in the summer! More people are out and about and the landscaping is beautiful because it’s had all season to grow. For example, the Public Garden is filled with beautiful flowers, but they begin to die once the weather gets cold. This is the time to fully enjoy them!

Go to the Zoo

There are two zoos in the Boston area – the Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoo. Both are open all year; however they’re not as fun in the cold weather. The good news is that there is still plenty of time to enjoy their summer activities! If you have kids, this is a fun thing to do with them before school starts.

Visit a Farmer’s Market

If you haven’t gone to one of Boston’s farmer’s markets yet, there’s still plenty of time! Many farmer’s markets have more than just fresh produce. Some also feature artisanal products, such as cheese and bread, while others, like the market in Copley Square, are popular at lunchtime because it has many prepared foods. However, don’t worry if you miss them – the Boston Public Market is open year round!

Attend a Red Sox Game

Baseball is a favorite summer pastime, and since there are still plenty of home games left, it’s not too late to see the Red Sox play! Taking in a game at the historic Fenway Park will be memorable no matter if the team wins or loses.

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