After a long, cold winter, everyone in Boston is excited about the beautiful weather that has graced the city in recent weeks. With this new weather, you can see a lot more people getting out and about to enjoy all that this city has to offer. In this blog, you can find ideas on what you and your homestay students can do this summer -- for FREE!
First on our list in the Lawn on D, which is located on 420 D Street at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. There are all kinds of activities you can enjoy at this park, either complimentary or with a low admissions fee. There are light up swings, games, and even concerts which you can enjoy on the beautiful lawn. An upcoming exhibit which will be on display from May 28 - 31 is Pentalum, which is a massive inflatable which is described as "one-part science-fiction space station, one-part colorful dream, one-part futuristic playground." The best part--tickets are only $5! For more information, click here.
Summer isn't complete without a trip to the Boston Common. Cool off at the Frog Pond starting on July 1, or enjoy the Carousel which is only $3 a ride! There are also FREE yoga classes offered June-August, 6-7 p.m. at the Carousel on the Boston Common. For more info regarding all activities, click here. The Common also offers FREE performances of Shakespeare's King Lear from July 22 - August 9. More here.
Another great way to cool down on those hot summer days is to head to the beach! Boston is surrounded by water, so there's a ton of options for those who are so inclined. A popular choice is Castle Island, which is just 10 minutes south of Boston! The island anchors Pleasure Bay Beach at the northern tip of a 3 mile stretch of South Boston beaches looking out onto Dorchester Bay. While on the island, you can enjoy the 22 acres of beach, which look out onto some of the best views of Boston. And don't forget to head over to Sullivan's to get a basket of fried clams and some ice cream! This is also a great place to go for the 4th of July holiday.
Biking is a really great activity, particularly in Boston where you can rent bikes at any hubway station nearest to you! Unfortunately, riding your bike around the streets of Boston can be a bit intimidating at times. Luckily, Memorial Drive in Cambridge is closed on Sundays so anyone can enjoy recreational activities on this long stretch of road from 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.! So get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather!
Believe it or not, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to summer activities in Boston! There is so much to do and so many fun things to experience, all at extremely low costs! So get out there and enjoy this beautiful weather with your homestay visitor. What are your favorite things to do in the summer months? Let us know!