It’s hard to believe it, but we’re already halfway through August. Summer is unfortunately winding down, and it’s time to squeeze in 10 more fun activities in New England and the Boston-area before the August sun sets on us.
10. Duck Tour: A great way to see the entire city. Make sure it’s a nice day, and bring some friends and family. Information on tickets and schedules can be found here.
9. Freedom Trail: Do you know that many Bostonians still have never done a Freedom Trail tour? Although you probably see the sites from time to time, there’s nothing like taking a day to see them all at once!
8. Visit the mountains: Have you been up to New Hampshire or Vermont yet? Take a day and bring the entire family up north to catch some of the greenery before it’s gone!
7. Visit the coast: What is a summer without a trip to Cape Cod? There truly is no other place like it, and if you watched Shark Week, you noticed that even the sharks are vacationing this summer off of the Chatham coast.
6. Have a beach day: It’s hard to take time out of your daily routine to hit the beach, but if you’re still looking for that summer tan it’s not too late!
5. Take a wine tour: Southeast New England is home to five vineyards with treats ready for some tasting. If you are a wine connoisseur or just a fan, this is a real treat!
4. Newport: Head down to Newport and visit the magnificent mansions along the famous Cliff Walk. There are few places in Rhode Island better to spend a summer day than the sailing capital of the world.
3. Beacon Hill: Take a stroll down Charles Street and have lunch at Café Vanille. After lunch walk up Beacon Hill and through the brownstones and cobblestone streets that are recognizable in photos around the world.
2. Visit the North End: Have a big family dinner in the heart of Boston, and take a post-dinner stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets and down to the beautiful waterfront.
1. Catch a sunset: Grab a blanket, a picnic, and some friends, and head to the beach one last time this summer, when the sun is prepared to call it a day and the sky bursts into fleeting color. Enjoy the view, which like the waning days of summer, is something to cherish while it lasts.