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Your Guide to the Perfect Summer Weekend in Boston

July 26, 2017 by Corinne Mosher
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Hanging around Boston this summer and wondering how to make the most of your weekend off? No need to do any tedious research because we’ve put together a checklist of the perfect places to visit and things to see for a fantastic weekend! Here are our favorite end-of-the-week picks that will be sure to have you enjoying the best of Beantown:

FRYday night

Photo Credit: Saus

There is no better way to celebrate the end of a long work week (or school week) than stuffing your face with some delicious comfort food–especially if it’s Belgian! With their famous hand-cut fries and over 15 unique sauces to choose from, Saus will certainly have you screaming FriYAY! Their menu includes everything from poutine to savory salads, and you’ll love enjoying their delectable dessert waffles and wide selection of beer. Grab some fries and enjoy a leisurely Friday night walk around a historic part of Boston.

Saturday AM at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Gardner Museum
Photo Credit: Go Boston

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a unique little Boston treasure. Breath-taking gardens and Isabella’s own collection of artwork from across the globe makes this museum anything but ordinary. Doors open at 11am, so you can still enjoy a sleepy Saturday morning. And for a wacky little twist? Admission is FREE for anyone named Isabella!

A Saturday morning that rocks your sox

Fenway Park
Photo Credit: Go Boston

If sports are more of your vibe, Fenway Park is an obvious sight to see. Fenway has been the home to the Boston Red Sox since 1912, making it the oldest major league baseball stadium in use today! Tours run multiple times each Saturday, and tickets can be found here. It has even been confirmed that Fenway Park can be enjoyed by a Yankee fan (we would know).

Saturday afternoon lunching, brunching, and shaking

Photo Credit: Fenway Civic Association

Make sure you don’t get hangry by checking out Thornton’s Fenway Grille for some lunch (or brunch) action. They have crazy options available, so anyone in your group will be able to find something they’ll love. Something we love? Creamy ice cream shakes that are sure to help cool you off in the summer heat.

After-lunch Saturday stroll in the pahk

Boston Public Garden
Photo Credit: Friends of the Public Garden

If you’ve wound up with a food baby and a craving for sunlight, make your way to the Boston Public Garden to walk around and soak up some sun. This area is a little escape from the hustle and bustle of the Boston streets, and it just happens to be a swan sanctuary–swan boats, that is! Breathe in the fresh air and relax before your exciting Saturday night.

Saturday shopping spree

Downtown Crossing
Photo Credit: The Odyssey

Primark and Macy’s and Marshalls, oh my! Downtown Crossing is the place to be if you want to update your wardrobe or even upgrade your phone. With tons of stores to choose from, you’ll be able to cross your shopping needs off of your weekend to-do list. Maybe you’ll even snag an outfit to wear for the evening.

Saturday supper

Mexican Food
Photo Credit: Giphy

It’s all in the name with Fajitas & ‘Ritas. Add a fun, colorful atmosphere to the delicious food, and you get a killer place to start your Saturday evening. Prices are extremely reasonable, so you can see why college students love to frequent out this spot. Lines can be long, so be sure to beat the crowd!

Seafood’s on the Saturday night menu

Luke's Lobster
Photo Credit: Luke’s Lobster

Boston is known for its exquisite seafood, so take advantage! Luke’s Lobster in Downtown Crossing is where you can find fresh food from the sea that is absolutely delish. Favorites include their New England clam chowder and famous lobster roll. We know you’ll simply love this shack!

Catch a Saturday night show to Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland

Many people can relate to Peter Pan’s phobia of growing up, and Finding Neverland tells the tale of how this lovable character came to be. You can get your tickets to this award-winning musical through the TodayTix app and website, with tickets from $44. Dreams do come true, so put on a little bit of pixie dust and fly on over to the Boston Opera House for a great show.

On Sundays, we brunch

Jazz Gif
Photo Credit: Giphy

And all that jazz… literally! The Beehive offers one of the best brunches in Boston, especially since they spice things up with a dash of live jazz musicians every Sunday morning. Make sure to reserve a table beforehand to guarantee that you’ll get your fill of tunes and toast.

SoWa Sunday

Photo Credit: BU Today

Celebrate local art and cuisine by visiting the SoWa Open Market, open from 10am to 4pm on Sundays. SoWa even has a vintage market, where you could find a pair of vintage Levi’s or an antique vase to die for! Lots of diversity and passionate artisans create an atmosphere that is very uniquely Boston. Supporting the community and buying quality items is certainly a win-win in our eyes.

History has it’s eyes on Sunday

Boston Tea Party
Photo Credit: Boston Tours

Got Tea? Boston is a city that was extremely important in the Revolutionary War, so get schooled this Sunday at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Tours include reenacting the famous Boston Tea party by throwing tea into the Harbor, meaning this isn’t just your ordinary history lesson. Get your tickets and get your tea kettles brewing!

Sunday snacking

La Colombe
Photo Credit: Naked Philly

Brunch can be pretty filling, so you may only crave a small treat later in the day. La Colombe Coffee can give you an afternoon coffee and snack pick-me-up, and luckily they have a Boston location! They can be found by South Station, making your commute to and from picking up coffee as easy as pie.

Sunday on the lawn

The Lawn on D
Photo Credit: Signature Boston

Did you even have a good weekend if you didn’t Instagram about it? We don’t think so. If you’re pining for a perfect post by Sunday evening, hop on the Silver Line (or on a bike) and get yourself to The Lawn On D. A summer photoshoot favorite, you’ll be sure to get an gram-worthy shot while having fun with friends before the weekend ends. Check here to make sure you can access the park before you go! Ready, set, gram!

What is your go-to thing to do in Boston on a summer weekend? Let us know on Twitter and Instagram!