Take Advantage of the Long Weekend!

The weather reports are shining for Memorial Day Weekend, so don’t waste any time inside! Take advantage of the sunshine at the beach, the Commons, or while serving a good cause. Summer rain in Boston is a tricky thing, so don’t miss the chance to spend a weekend outdoors while you have one!

Service

More than just a day off of school or work, Memorial Day is a day of service! This weekend, honor Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty by Running to Remember their lives!  This Sunday, Boston’s Run to Remember will be taking place in tribute and celebration of those who have served us. It is a half marathon and a five mile road race through Boston. It is not too late to register or volunteer if running is not your thing! Saturday, the 26th, an expo will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center Boston to prepare and excite everyone for the race. Click here for more information!

Sightseeing

Feeling adventurous and want to take full advantage of the blue skies this weekend? Check out Now City Tours for a helicopter tour over your favorite city! With a helipad in Revere, Now City is easily accessible by public transportation. Take a break from the beach and see the view from above! The skyline adventure flies over the north and south shorelines, and dives into the heart of the Boston skyline. It can get a bit pricy, but make sure to mention this idea to the family when they come to visit! For reservations and more information, click here.

Recreation

Want to enjoy the weather without flying above the city? Take a stroll to Boston Commons for a relaxing Swan Boat ride! Tickets are only $2.75 and tours run every day at 15 minute intervals from 10 AM to 4 PM. While you’re there, enjoy the Boston Public Garden! Bring a picnic blanket, some friends, and a Frisbee and you will have an amazing day ahead of you. To learn about the interesting history of the Swan Boats and for more information, click here.

Beach Time

Summer weather will surely be visiting us and lifeguards will be taking their stands for the kickoff weekend of beaches everywhere!
Looking for somewhere to soak up the sun with sand under your feet and a body of water to cool off in? Check out Boston.com’s accessible beach list for the surrounding Boston area
here! Reach Revere Beach on the blue line and Carson’s Beach on the red line both in just over a half hour. Get out of the city by hopping on the commuter rail to Singing Beach at Manchester-by-the-Sea or try the Amtrak Downeaster dropping you off right at Old Orchard Beach in Maine! Follow the link above for directions and more information.

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