July 16th, 2015 4:42 AM by Christopher Terry
The South Coast is a great place to buy a home. We are just an hour away from the trendy buzz of Boston, but with the quiet slow pace of small-town living. We are just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Atlantic Ocean and there is never a dull moment on a beautiful summers day.
But living so close to Boston means that most of us have already done the usual tourist activities. We’ve seen our share of Red Sox games, we’ve visited the turtles at the New England Aquarium more times than we can count, and Faneuil Hall gets pretty boring after a while.
So below is a list of things to do in Boston that aren’t for tourists. It is a list made specifically for the people who call New England home!
Below is a list of some of our favorite and unconventional places in Boston. Try them out for yourself and see if you agree with us!
When you have seen everything that there is to see on the ground the only place to go is up. The Marriott in Kendall Square (Cambridge) has a beautiful rooftop garden where you can sit and relax on a beautiful summers day. Another amazing rooftop getaway is at the Colonnade Rooftop Pool! That’s right! Rooftop pool! And to make it even better, weekdays from 5-10 pm it is free to the public! You get all of the accommodations of having a luxurious stay, without the cost!
Sky High Destinations
Another great rooftop spot is the Custom House in Downtown Boston. It offers amazing panoramic views of the city and the harbor and it's all the way up on the 26 floor! The last aerial view we recommend is at the top of the Prudential Building. Go up and grab a drink at The Top of the Hub and enjoy the city from stories above! For a menu and more here is the website for Top of the Hub http://topofthehub.net/
Did you know that Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. you walk through the center of the world? Well you can! There is a Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library. The mapparium is a globe that is three stories tall and made of stain glass. Tours of the globe happen every 20 minutes. For more information go to http://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/project/mapparium/
It is not every day that you get to see the stars from an observatory. At Boston University’s Public Open Night at the Observatory you can see stars and planets like you never have before. It is open to the public most Wednesday nights, starting at 7:30 pm in the fall and winter and 8:30 pm during spring and summer. For more information go to http://www.bu.edu/astronomy/events/public-open-night-at-the-observatory/
Did you know that Memorial Drive in Cambridge shuts down to cars on Sundays? Yup, one of the busiest streets in the Boston area is only open to pedestrians. The street closes between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street from 11 am to 7 pm. It is the perfect time and place for a leisurely sunday stroll!
Mariah Terry is passionate writer and blogger studying Journalism at Emerson College with a minor in Public Relations. See her work at mariahterry.jimdo.com.