Can you believe that we’re already almost through September? Fall is just around the corner, but we still have some warm days to savor. Whether you live in the Boston area or you’re visiting from out of town, there’s always plenty to do.
But sometimes, you might want a slow relaxing day to just enjoy some simple pleasures. For me, it’s always about the food. If I can balance my sweet tooth with some enjoyable exercise, then that’s even better.
So, if you’re headed into Boston on your own or with some friends, here are a few ideas for you.
Free Yoga Class
Depending upon the day and time, you may be able to find a free yoga class. Many of the free outdoor classes in Boston have ended for the summer, but there are still some classes to choose from. Take a look here for information about Waterfront Yoga classes and here for yoga classes on the Greenway and other activities, as well.
On Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. in Copley Square, you can join OMBE for a free outdoor yoga class. The classes are dedicated to the One Fund Boston and donations are welcome.
A Waterfront Walk + Farnsworth Street
For those looking to navigate the city via the MBTA, you might enjoy taking the Silver Line to Courthouse Station, which is sleek, modern, and just a quick walk to Farnsworth Street — a real hidden gem located off of Boston’s Congress Street, near the Boston Children’s Museum.
The street looks like an alley, and is quite easy to miss, but it’s worth the effort to visit. You’ll find Flour Bakery, Bee’s Knees Supply Company and Yada Yada Café. Between these three places, you should be able to grab a bite to eat, find all things gourmet, and do some gift shopping for anyone who is into some of the finer things in life, including yourself.
If it’s a nice day out, you might like to walk to the nearby waterfront. There are benches along the way and you can sit and watch the boats pass by along the Harbor.
Stroll By The Common + Munch On A Macaron
The Boston Common is a must-see if you’re visiting from out of town. Us locals enjoy it, too. It’s one of those places where you can revel in the history and really experience the seasons. The full bloom of summer is ending, but its beauty remains.
If you walk down Tremont Street towards Boylston T station, right across the street you will see Thinking Cup Coffee Bar. I recommend you stop in. They have plenty of delicious food to choose from and great service, too. If you want to do what I did, you can get some macarons to go. Now that is a tasty way to end your day!
Lisa Johnson is a freelance writer, blogger and attorney living in Quincy. Since 2006, she’s been writing her blog, Anali’s First Amendment, where she dishes up tasty servings of life, food and current events.