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A Little Bit About a Lot of Things

A lifestyle blog with a focus on my food adventures

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Boston is a great city, especially in the summer! Addressy contacted me to share my #postalcodepride and talk about why Boston is such a fun place. I love checking out cool new shops in Boston, just check out some of my Tuesday water cooler posts! But sometimes you just can’t get get out to that store or you’re just too busy. If you’re like me, most of my shopping is done online, and UPS is at my home nearly every day (ahem, Amazon addiction). Enter address verification, you can get nearly anything delivered to your home in Boston (or beyond!). Where are some of your favorite shops?

Here are my “Top 5 Things” I love about Boston:

  • Faneuil Hall, North End, The Greenway, Boston Public Market

There is so much to love about the Faneuil Hall area. Faneuil Hall Marketplace itself is a bit of a tourist trap, but the Rose Kennedy Greenway is a nice oasis from the crowds. There are tables and chairs set up and lawn chairs on the grass. There are tons of great food trucks in the area that are not to be missed: The Cod Squad (Captain Marden’s), The Bacon Truck, Baja Taco Truck, Cookie Monster and the Bibim Box can all be found at the intersection of Milk and Kilby Street during the weekdays (check out their websites for exact days). On the weekends, there is a Greenway Open Market, where local artisans come and sell their goods. The spread out all down The Greenway on Saturdays and every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, May through October. If you have kids, take a ride on The Greenway Carousel for just $3 a ride. Boston Public Market  is a year round source for locally sourced groceries. Stop in for a juice from Mother Juice or cool off with a Crescent Ridge ice cream cone. Take your lunch and eat at one of the communal tables or pick up some fresh seafood for dinner. Head over to the North End for some of the best cannolis and Italian food. For cannolis, do you stop in at Mike’s or Modern? And don’t forget to stop at an ATM, because they only take cash! Did you know that they just opened up a zipline that runs down The Greenway? “The Z” is a 220 ft zipline that can carry one or two passengers, giving them a unique view of the city (at 30ft above the ground!). Riders can buy tickets for $8 at the corner of Clinton Street and Surface Road (right across from Faneuil Hall Marketplace). Don’t have kids? Head over to the Trillium Beer Garden, located at Atlantic and High Street for a glass or wine or a cold beer. They’re open Wednesday – Friday, 4pm-10pm and Saturday – Sunday, 11am – 10pm.

  • Lawn on D

The Lawn on D is a 2.7 acre outdoor event space located in South Boston. Grab some friend and play some bocce or ping pong. Feel like you need to take your office outside? They’ve got free wifi. Head over to their website for a calendar of events, including free music, ticketed events or even a cornhole tournament.

  • Farmers Markets

This is my favorite part of the summer! Some of my favorites are Copley Square (Tuesday and Friday), Dewey Square (Tuesday and Thursday), Union Square (Saturday), and Brookline (Thursday). Don’t forget your cooler bags!

  • Rooftop pools

Can’t get to the beach? Head over to one of the city’s rooftop pools to cool off. The Colonnade is open to the public during the week for $45 a day. Get amazing views of the Back Bay while sipping cocktails or dining al fresco. Certainly the place to see and be seen. The Revere has an indoor AND  an outdoor pool on the roof (21+). It’s slightly more affordably priced at $20 during the week and $30 on the weekend. Need something outside of the city? The Hotel Indigo in Newton has a great outdoor pool with luxury cabanas, fire pits and food and beverage service.  They offer weekday day passes for $30 per person.

  • Boston Harbor

There are so many things to do on the water! Hop on a Harbor Cruise or perhaps go on a whale watch. Feeling adventurous, try out Codzilla, a speedboat that makes hairpin turns at 40mph! Don’t forget your raincoat because you are sure to get wet! Why sit in traffic, hop on a water taxi for $12 one way! Looking to get out of the city for the day, try one of the Boston Harbor Islands: Lovell’s Island, Peddocks Island, Georges Island or Spectacle Island. Perfect for history buffs or those just looking to enjoy the outdoors!

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