Summer in Boston – a guide

While I am still working on a post about graduation and how it feels to be a “Master”, here is a lighthearted post about the incredible pleasure of spending the summer in Boston. I feel very blessed that I had my Dad and High School friends spend their vacation with me here. If you are in Boston, or plan a trip, here are some of my favorite places/things to do.

  • rent a Kayak from Alston and paddle into the city to the Kendall Square. It is a five-mile-trip, but the current is light. On your way you pass Harvard, Boston University, MIT and finally you arrive at this view:

boston_esplanade_from_a_kayak

  • Go to one of Boston’s harbor islands. The Boston Bay Area has 34 islands and in the summer Boston Harbor Cruises offers service to four of these every day. The round trip is $17 and I can totally recommend it. Here are some impressions from my trip to Spectacle Island.
  • Enjoy a trip to the Cape. This time, I took the Fast Ferry to Provincetown, which is the very rainbowy town at the end of the Cape. There are tons of galleries and bars and it is fun for a 2-3-day-trip. You can wade and reach a very lonely beach, you can sip cocktails in the sun and watch people or go whale watching. I recommend the very inappropriate, dirty, but by locals attended bar “The Old Colony” ;-). I had been checking Groupon for a good Bed&Breakfast deal and we stayed at “The Anchor Inn” and had a beautiful room with a balcony overlooking the bay.
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