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A Summer Guide to Boston

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Fenway Park is the home to the Boston Red Sox.

Fenway Park is the home to the Boston Red Sox.

Grace Ramsdell

Grace Ramsdell

Fenway Park is the home to the Boston Red Sox.

Sun-Jung Yum, Editor-in-Chief

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Your summer plans might be nothing but to “stay home” so far, but that doesn’t mean you can’t manage to have an exciting summer. There are countless events, activities, and shows in Boston to take your mind off the fact that you aren’t lying down on a beach on some tropical island. Instead of slouching on your sofa while playing Fortnite, head on over to these places to make this summer truly great.

 

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Spending the summer in Boston without stopping by Fenway Park is simply a disgrace to the entire city. Whether or not you know what an infield fly is or what a RBI measures, sitting in the bleachers while cheering madly is bound to make your day more exciting. Bring along a friend (your chances of catching a ball will be even greater!), and grab a hot dog in the sweltering heat to experience a “real” Boston summer.

 

Shop, Shop, and Shop Some More

SOWA Open Market, now in its 15th season, is a landmark destination for Boston shoppers. You can shop for food, art, vintage artifacts, and clothes—the ways to waste your money are endless! Here, you can support local farmers, artisans, and musicians, all while stuffing your stomach and emptying your pockets with a friend. It’s the main ingredient in a perfect summer day.

 

Pig Out on Pizza

Pizza is a universal favorite, so having access to unlimited samples—including Neapolitan, Sicilian, New York Style, Greek, Gluten Free, and Vegan—seems to be the perfect way to spend a summer day. Stop by the Boston Pizza Festival on July 7th and 8th to be surrounded by dough and cheese, as well as live entertainment, cooking demos, drinks, and games. Tickets are $35 (or $45 on the day of the event), but it includes eight hours of pizza fun. What could be better than that?

 

Sweat it Out

It sure is tempting to watch TV in your air-conditioned house for the entire summer, but sometimes it feels good to get some movement in—or so they say. During the summer, many different organizations hold fitness classes all over the city. Plus, they’re free! Register for the Greenway Fitness Program, which includes Pilates, boot camps, yoga, and tango, or Seaport Sweat, which takes place on Seaport Common. If you’re more of the cardio type (unlike me), start your day with a run through Boston guided by Hyatt. The options are endless—and your wallet won’t shrink!

 

Sit Back, Relax, and Be Entertained

Having spent the year under the omnipresent load of schoolwork, we all deserve a break to do nothing and be entertained—and Boston is the perfect place to do just that. Check out the Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse, where three blue men will guide you through a journey of unexpected turns and laughs. If you’re looking for something more solemn and serious, buy a ticket to see Jagged Little Pill, a new hit musical revolving around issues of pain, healing, and empowerment, with music written by Alanis Morissette. Or, if you want to take advantage of the warm summer evenings, head over to Shakespeare on the Common to see some Shakespeare (Richard III) on the Boston Common—for a whopping price of zero dollars!

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