Summer in the city

By Alicia Deily

There is nothing quite like spending a summer in Boston; it is absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately this also happens to be the time that most students flee the city, headed for their hometowns or on vacation. This year if you happen to find yourself staying in Boston for summer 2012, here is a list of four excellent ideas of how to spend your days off in the city:

1.       Head to the beach- Nothing says summer like spending the day at the beach. You don’t have to have a car either to enjoy laying out on the sand. There are several beaches that are easily accessible on the MBTA, by both bus and by train. There are beaches on the blue line that can be reached in 10-15 minutes from downtown Boston. Here are some specific beach ideas and exactly how to get there.

2.       Admire some art- Spending the day at the Museum of Fine Arts is the perfect way to pass a rainy summer day and learn something new. The best part is that admission is free for Lasell students, so don’t forget your school ID. An upcoming exhibit starting April 28 is, contemporary artist, Alex Katz who uses vibrant color in his work. Check out the MFA website for more information and events.

3.       Shop and sun-  Spend your shopping day on Newbury Street where you can soak up the sun and the atmosphere. If you start shopping in the morning at the ‘Hynes’ end of Newbury street and work your way down to the Boston Common by the afternoon, you will have just enough time to grab an iced coffee and lay out in the sunshine. It is the perfect ending to a shopping trip. For lunch, in between, I would suggest Stephanie’s, where you can dine alfresco.

4.       Sail the CharlesTake a class on kayaking or sailing on the Charles. You can take a boat out for a day or enroll in a longer series of classes. Check out more information about prices and dates at the Community Boating Website. There is no better way to see the city and to get out on the water. This happens to be the priciest option on the list but will make for an unforgettable experience.



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