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:
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.