This Thursday marks the first day of spring, which means blue skies and sunny days are just around the corner. I personally am not only thankful that I’ll no longer be able to see my breath when I’m walking to class, but this also means that I can explore Boston once again. Winter is after all known to be the most depressing season because there are few outside activities to enjoy. In honor of spring, I’ve come up with fun things to do around Boston that are also friendly to your wallet.
Even if you don’t live in the Allston/Brighton area, I highly recommend getting on the B line and taking the thirty-minute trip down. Right on top of Summit Ave, in between Brookline and Brighton, is Corey Hill Park. The park itself isn’t that big, but there’s plenty of room to sprawl out on your beach towel and soak up some sun. Did I also mention the spectacular view? You can see the entire Boston skyline and you might even see the occasional turkey cross the sun tanners’ lawn. Also, if you’re like me, you’ll enjoy the fact that there is a playground with swings on the other side of the park. You can relive your youth by seeing who out of your friends can swing the highest. Besides soaking up the sun, I like to sit on the park bench and make friendship bracelets. I bet there are a few summer camp counselors out there who have made a friendship bracelet a time or two. If you’re into arts and crafts or you’re looking for a relaxing activity, then grab some embroidery floss from Walmart and try out some new patterns.
Check out my friendship bracelet from last summer:
Walking along the harbor is probably my favorite thing to do once the weather gets nice in Boston. They have big lawn chairs that are situated right in front of the ocean. I like to take a book there and read or watch the planes take off from Logan International. Or maybe you’re just looking to get a good tan. Whatever your preference, go explore the harbor. For a small sum of five bucks, you can also take a ferry ride over to the Charlestown Navy Yard. Did I also mention the free seals? If you’re like me and you don’t want to pay a hefty price for an admissions ticket into the aquarium, go see the seals instead. They’re fun to watch as they swim by you on their backs and even better, if you go at night, the tourists are gone and the seals are sitting up on the rocks.
Exploring Boston does not mean you have to spend a lot of money. Take a walk or a bike ride along the esplanade or hang out in the Harvard Yard. Pack a picnic lunch, grab a group of friends and take the ferry over to the Boston Harbor Islands. These activities involve little to no expense and you can enjoy a day out in the sun.