1. Lawn On D
Always loved going on the swing sets as a kid? Lawn on D gives you the fun of swinging with the knowledge that other adults are doing the exact same thing! Located on D street near the Boston Convention Center, head down to enjoy some brightly colored swings (that light up! How cool is that!) and free, live music.
2. Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
For just a relaxing day in Boston, the Greenway is the place for you. After the “Big Dig,” the previously traffic filled highway turned into a series of parks stretching from Chinatown to the North End, each with it’s own unique slice of Boston. Want to get a little more excitement in the day after all that relaxing? Try The Z, the 220 foot long zipline across from the North End park.
3. Boston University’s Observatory
Need a romantic date night idea or just really like stars? The Coit Observatory at Boston University offers a “Public Open Night at the Observatory” on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Not only is it free, but its such a wonderful, educational experience. Tell your Professors and get brownie points for learning something on your day off!
4. Castle Island
Its not too late to get a little sunbathing and swimming in for the season, especially with the crazy weather going on. Go to Castle Island on Pleasure Bay and spend time with friends swimming in the nearby beach, sunbathing on the sand or grassy hill, or, for you history nerds, visit Fort Independence for all your American Revolution needs.
5. Escape the Room Boston
Get a bit of mystery in your life. Escape the Room near the Boston Commons is one of the most exciting and stimulating experiences you will ever encounter. You are locked in a room and, if you want to get out, you must solve puzzles and decipher clues to lead you on your way.
6. Caffe Vittoria
We are college students and we need coffee in our lives. Caffe Vittoria in the North End adds historical value to a cup of joe. The first Italian cafe in Boston, Caffe Vittoria serves up some amazing coffee, pastries, and, for those 21+, signature alcoholic beverages. Stop by this beautiful cafe for a piece of Italy.
7. Newbury Street
You can’t just pick one place on Newbury Street. All eight blocks are filled with shops, restaurants, and anything you need. Stores like Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Lord & Taylor will make you feel like you’re on Rodeo Drive. Go out for a day of shopping, fantastic food, and fun!
8. Taza Chocolate Factory
Who knew that there was a chocolate factory near Boston? Well, there is! In nearby Somerville, the Taza Chocolate Factory houses stone ground chocolate from Mexico. Take a tour of the factory and maybe buy some from the factory store.
Probably the coolest store you will ever see. Disguised as a convenience store, a hidden step in front of the vending machine will open a door to fashion for skater kids to trendsetters alike. Go check it out because who doesn’t want to feel like a spy and a fashionista at the same time?
10. Improv Asylum
Get your yucks and chuckles in at Improv Asylum in the North End. The hilarious improv team creates a fun filled evening for friends and families alike. Having a stressful, bad day? These performers will turn your day right around!