If you’re the kind of city girl that knows the 21st Amendment is John Kerry’s favorite watering hole or that Faneuil Hall has been a marketplace (for more than just Urban Outfitters) since 1742, you probably know where to go and what to do at all times. But for those who are recent city-dwellers or have yet to explore the true meaning of ”The Hub”, here’s a socialite’s guide to the city. Keep reading, and have a pencil and (social) calendar ready to fill in!
Great date idea: Tall Ship Sunset Sail
If you have two hours mid-day, afternoon or just before sunset, I recommend whisking your sweetie away on a sunset cruise hosted at Liberty Fleet. For $30 per person on the weekdays, this would definitely satisfy your need to shake up the regular date night routine with your special someone. And since they’re only here for a week, hurry up and book yours today!
Do this: Monday; Beat the Monday blues and switch up your schedule by trading in your slippers for Sperry’s!
To de-stress: Forrest Yoga
I’m partial to Back Bay and will pretty much find any excuse to explore it so when I heard of this early morning yoga opportunity, I couldn’t help but share it! There’s nothing like “connecting to your core, getting strong and centered” all before you slip into your pencil skirt. And in case that isn’t enough, “using heat, deep breathing and vigorous sequences to sweat out toxins”, Forrest Yoga seems like the obvious choice to start your day off on the right foot!
Do this: Tuesday; If you rewarded yourself on Monday by ordering out for high-calories pizza, Chinese or wings, rebound and sweat out the toxins with this yoga method! Plus, it’s only $10!
Celebrate: Independence Day
There will be no shortage of things to do (or parking sports to wrangle) come Wednesday. From scavenger hunts near Old South Meeting House to culinary walking tours through the North End, Boston will be buzzing with more than just parades and fireworks on July 4th. For an authentic treat, hear the reading of the original Declaration of Independence from the Old State House from 10-10:30.
Do this: Wednesday; And don’t miss out on the festivities!
Party it up: WFNX Downtown Crossing Block Party
As part of an initiative to revive the Downtown Crossing shopping district, a Downtown Boston organization has been formed to host weekly events on the street between the former Filene’s Basement and Macy’s. “Every Thursday evening before Labor Day, the scene will be jumping with live bands, a cash bar with wine & beer selections, and complimentary food from a rotating cast of downtown restaurants.” If you were wise enough to take Thursday off, this would be a lovely way to spend your early evening!
Do this: Thursday, just after lounging on the Common or taking a Swan Boat ride in the Public Garden!
Upgrade your weekend: MFA Summer Fridays
When the bars on Boylston just don’t cut it for you and you’re not willing to pay the covers at places near Faneuil Hall, spend the early hours of your weekend at the Museum of Fine Arts for live music, a cash bar and signature cocktails in the Calderwood Courtyard. From 5:30-9:30 on Friday nights, spend your time like a true city girl socializing and sipping on something delightful!
Do this: Friday; Get a sophisticated start to your weekend!
If you know of a venue that serves up a city experience like any of these places, tell me about it! Tips and suggestions can be submitted via comments below, on my Facebook page or by following me on Twitter.