Unfortunately, if you don’t have a car, there are few beaches easily accessibly by public transport. By T (the subway): the easiest beaches in Boston to reach by T are Revere Beach, from the Wonderland stop on the Blue Line, and Carson Beach, from the JFK / UMass stop on the Red Line. Revere Beach is a very large beach, with a big stretch of covered … Continue reading Beaches accessible by commuter rail and the T
When I’m looking for Boston events, these are my go-tos I use to make last-minute plans for things to do today or later tonight. Although sometimes I’ll just use the Boston Globe’s event calendar, these usually help me find the good, fun events faster. Yelp’s events calendar – Yelp actually has an events section, in addition to all those reviews. And because it shows events that are … Continue reading Things to Do in Boston Today & Tonight
So you’re looking for friends in Boston. Maybe you just moved here, maybe you just graduated, or maybe you’re just looking for a new crowd. The good news is that in Boston, every day thousands of people are in the same boat. All you have to do is get out to the right places to meet them. Here’s a quick roundup of highly social opportunities … Continue reading How to Make Friends in Boston
Whether you’re interested in expanding your social circle, breaking out of a rut, or just want to add some extra awesome to your life, you should know about some Boston-based groups that regularly organize great events. Banditos Misteriosos The organizers of International Pillow Fight Day, scavenger hunts, gift swaps, and watergun fights, these guys host free open-to-all events in public spaces where hundreds gather to … Continue reading 5 Groups That Make Boston Fun
In a city where we typically get over 30 inches of snowfall through the winter, the spring is a welcome return to enjoying Boston’s many public outdoor spaces. Events start blooming all around the city, and with so many to choose from, it’s worth making some recommendations for annual favorites: Earthfest – A yearly music festival along the river, Earthfest fills the Esplanade and Hatch Shell … Continue reading Boston-area Spring Events You Don’t Want to Miss
After a two week visit home (north Georgia, and a bit of visiting family in Florida), it’s great to be back in Boston. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of things the south has that our area doesn’t: Waffle House (and other 24/7 diners). Sane drivers. Good barbecue. Yards. It’s interesting that Boston is very much a city of people who have chosen to live here. … Continue reading Back to Boston after Georgia.
Happy new year everyone! You know the year is going to be a good one when you start it with something you’ve never done before. After an excellent party at my friends’ new house, we groaned our way off couches and air mattresses into the car, and went to participate in the L Street Brownies’ Polar Bear Plunge – basically, a bunch of people at … Continue reading Started 2012 with a polar bear plunge. This will be a year of Boston adventures.
Despite the dropping temperatures, some parts of Boston are keeping busy. You can find hundreds of events on Yelp and the Globe website, but how about I save you some time and tell you about the 3 craft fairs, 2 shows, and 2 other fun events I think are worth it? Craft Fairs Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fair – This juried fair (fewer exhibitors, higher … Continue reading More Boston holiday events & craft fairs coming up
Though Snowmageddon is biding it’s time, hoping to catch us off guard, the temperature and early sunsets definitely have Boston in full winter mode. Pea coats fill the sidewalks, scents of hot chocolate fill the kitchen, and we’re all starting to ask a little more often if going outside for [insert activity here] is really worth it. It’s funny, Facebook’s been rolling out these new … Continue reading Slowing down as Boston gets colder
Whether you’re moving to the Boston area or a resident looking for a new place, finding the right apartment can be tough. You almost certainly know about Craigslist; without a doubt the site containing the highest volume of apartments available. But if you’re looking for some better ways to find Boston apartments (though not always as many), you have some options: PadMapper.com – This Google … Continue reading How to Find an Apartment in Boston