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The dog days of summer: How to keep cool in Boston

Posted On: 06/26/2019

We’re lucky enough in New England to have four beautiful seasons. The winters are cold, the autumns are crisp, the springs are fresh, and the summers are… hot. The dead heat of the summer is finally here, and you know what that means: you’ll be looking for fun things to do while staying cool. Avoid the heat with this mini guide to fun things to do in Boston this summer.

The most obvious, and for good reason, is to spend a day at the beach. New England is luckily home to some of the best beaches in the country, and many of them are nearby Boston. Some of the most beautiful beaches include Revere Beach, America’s oldest public beach in Revere and home to Kelly’s Roast Beef, Singing Beach in Manchester-by-the-Sea which is conveniently located along the Commuter Rail line, and busy but beautiful Carson Beach in South Boston.

If the weather isn’t too hot, consider a stroll. Boston Common is an obvious choice, as is the harbor, but have you been to Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain? This free entry tree sanctuary is ideal for long walks, picnics, and outdoor activities. It has plenty of shady spots and an incredible collection of lilacs.

There are many indoor activities in Boston if the weather gets unbearably hot. Cinemas are a great option, as are museums and galleries. Luckily for us, Boston is home to some of the best museums in the world, including the Mapparium in Back Bay, the Institute of Contemporary Art, or ICA, and the MFA, or Museum of Fine Art. The Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum is incredibly beautiful, is the home of one of the biggest unsolved art heists in history, and has lovely gardens.

Pack your sunscreen, cap, and reusable bottles of water, and enjoy the summer in Boston! You can count on us to get you to and from your destination safely and comfortably. Our experienced drivers know how to get you around Boston traffic with ease, and our fleet is full of vehicles of all sizes — and all with AC.

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