How Matches Can Make the Most Out of the End of the Summer
Summertime in Eastern Massachusetts is one of the best times of year. There are so many activities to explore and ways to make the most out of your summer. This may include a day in Boston embracing the countless local parks, or walking down iconic Newbury Street. Eastern Massachusetts doesn’t stop with Boston: there’s also the Cape and Islands, as well as the North Shore with so much to explore. Who doesn’t love a stunning coastline and some fresh ocean air? Wherever you and your match may be, make the most of every beautiful day that you are together.
What to Do on a Sunny Day?
If you’re near Boston…
Looking for a way to cool off on a hot day? There are so many ways to explore and relax even in the heart of Boston. One iconic staple is the Boston Common and Public Gardens, a beautiful walk connecting Beacon Hill and Back Bay. The Boston Common Frog Pond is a great way to beat the heat. In the summer the Frog Pond is open to all ages and provides a summer spray pool and many shady benches to relax. There are always fun free events and live music, as well as food carts providing frozen treats and snacks.
Another way to get out on the water and enjoy the Boston Public Gardens are the Swan Boats. The ride lasts about 15 minutes and is a fun way to check out the beautiful greenery of the gardens. It’s also very affordable for adults and children. All ages are welcome!
One other fun place to visit with your match, especially on a nice day, is Fenway Park. Fenway Park is home to the Boston Red Sox and is one of the most historic and spirited baseball parks. Even if you aren’t able to go into the game, just to walk around the Fenway area and see the excitement and buzz of Boston sports fans is always a fun experience. If you are able to go and experience a game, you are promised an energy filled ballpark!
If you’re on the Cape…
Cape Cod is known for its sandy beaches and quaint towns. If you are looking for ways to make the most out of each sunny day on the Cape, a day at the beach is an ideal option. There are countless unique beaches all the way from Falmouth to Provincetown.
If you are searching for some fun and different activities, keep reading! There are many different outdoor parks to enjoy. There’s the Water Wizz Water Park located in East Wareham. This is the perfect spot and change of scenery from a day at the beach. The water park will cool you off and make for an exciting and fun day. There are countless water slides, a wave pool, and even a lazy river. There’s something for everyone of all ages!
If you and your Little want to embrace the wildlife on the Cape, a good activity might be to go on a whale watch. There are three different cruises you can choose from; there’s the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch in Provincetown, Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises in Barnstable, and the Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours in Plymouth. This would be an awesome and fun way to embrace the Cape and the ocean’s wildlife.
If you are looking for a way to entertain your Little in the early evening, going to a ball game could be a great way to spend more quality time together. The Cape Cod Baseball League has teams all over the Cape and wherever you may be, there’s a nearby team to go watch! The Cape League is known to be one of the best amateur summer leagues in the country by college coaches and professional baseball scouts. Each team and stadium is unique to the different community!
If you’re on the North Shore…
The North Shore has many activities and sights to enjoy with your Little. There are countless scenic beaches, hiking trails, and activities to embrace the outdoors on a sunny day.
There are many different parks and reservations to go check out. You can explore the thousands of untouched acres of salt marshes, woodlands, rocky trails, sandy beaches and scenic outlooks. Some popular parks are Ravenswood Park in Gloucester, the Allyn Cox Reservation in Essex, and Coolidge Point in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Each reservation park has plenty to explore where you and your Little can embrace everything nature has to offer.
Looking for something sweet to do? Try to visit some of the local farms and pick your very own fruits and veggies! There are a couple of farms in the North Shore area that let you harvest and pick your own produce to enjoy. Russells Orchards in Ipswich, Brooksby Farms in Peabody, and Connors Farm in Danvers are a few. Not only is this a fun activity to do with your Little, but you both will get some fresh berries to take home!
If you are looking for a more relaxing evening activity, check out one of the many outdoor free movie cinemas. There’s Gloucester’s HarborWalk Summer Cinema, Newburyport Waterfront Movies, Lynch Park Sunday Night Free Movies, and Movie in Masconomo Park. Each park is BYOB (bring your own blanket) and you can check out the movie times online.
No matter where you might be located in the Eastern Massachusetts area, there are countless activities and places to see before the colder weather sets in. Be sure to make the most out of you and your match’s summer!
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