It’s hard to be on any social media these days and no see people commenting on how close we are to the end of summer – or sharing that meme about how it’s almost 2019.
It’s also hard to believe that we are in mid-August! How did we get here? Where has the time gone? I’m in desperate need of a beach day.
This got me thinking about all the things I’d like to do before we lose the summer warmth. I love fall as much as the next basic, but there’s something calming about summer – and we still have a few weeks left to enjoy it!
These are Boston based suggestions!
- Hop on a ferry – literally. Just get on one. Trek up to Salem, down to Hingham, out to P-town, or adventure to the islands. You can get to Spectacle Island for a hike or a swim in a matter of minutes – or, for short money, you can take a day trip over to Nantucket.
- Stay local – who doesn’t love a cocktail by the harbor? My favorite hotel in Boston is the Boston Harbor Hotel – and I love to grab a drink at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. Each summer there’s a host of free events that take place as part of Summer In the City right there at the hotel – grab your parents or your friends and take a look at the schedule.
- Take a trip through time – I swear that whenever I get out to Walden Pond I feel like time has stood still. Take a hike, a swim, or swing by Henry David Thoreau’s old place.
- Head up to Gloucester – the Beauport Hotel will always hold a special place for me since that’s where my husband and I had our wedding reception – but it also just has great views and an awesome bar! You can get to Gloucester by train – and it has amazing beaches, like Good Harbor, and awesome seafood.
- Sit by the river – one of my favorite South Shore spots is the Rhot Marine – which I guess isn’t technically just a bar, but it has great drinks and great views of the sunset. It’s tiny, so plan accordingly!
- Go on Cape – if you can get down to the Cape, don’t forget to stop by the Sesuit Harbor Cafe. They have literally the best lobster rolls around. Another gorgeous sunset spot and BYOB- but the line can get long, so again, plan accordingly!
- Take a slide – while you’re on the Cape, grab a Mud Slide at the Chart Room!
- Unwind – grab a good book and park it at a beach or by a pool. I encourage a glass of prosecco if you’re of age during this as well. It doesn’t matter where you go – just take some time to enjoy the weather and be still!
Drinking suggestions are for 21 and over!