Homestretch: Things To Do in Boston Before Summer Ends!

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Things To Do in Boston Before Summer Ends

We’re in the homestretch of summer friends and Labor Day is in sight. Buuut before you press your whites for their last wear of the season, there’s still  time to enjoy summer in Boston. Since Boston is a city that comes alive in the summer, we’re taking our beach towels and lobster rolls right up to that first fall chill in the air. If you haven’t checked some of these things off of our Summer of Dreams List, then we hope you’ll get to check off at least some things from this list before summer’s end if you haven’t already. Get on it!

Lounge at The Tall Ship 

Photo Credit: The Tall Ship

This is Boston’s coolest new hangout spot and it’s ON A BOAT…well, sort of. The Tall Ship is a 245′ vessel turned floating oyster bar moored on Pier One in East Boston. The ship features three custom built mahogany bars for guests to enjoy food, drinks, and uninterrupted views of the city skyline and harbor. There is also a big open area with picnic tables and games like giant chess and Jenga. This spot is perfect to set sail without the Dramamine, ha! Enjoy one of summer’s last warm nights there before the chill sets in. To make this place even cooler, they offer a free water shuttle service between their sister restaurants – Pier 6 and Reel House. They take bar hopping to a whole new level.

Grab Food & Drinks at Lookout Rooftop & Bar

Photo Credit: Lookout Rooftop Bar

For a view of Boston from another perspective but just as breath taking, head to the Lookout Rooftop Bar in the Seaport for food, drinks, and good vibes. The Lookout Rooftop Bar is located on the top floor of the Envoy Hotel and offers stunning views of the city. It’s the perfect place to spend a casual afternoon or watch the sunset over dinner. It’s definitely a must on our summer list.

Take a Food Tour with Bites of Boston Food Tours

One of our favorite summer activities (nooo, we’re not biased at all!) is giving food tours in this amazing city. So naturally we think one of the best summer activities in Boston is taking a food tour with us. It hits all the points of summer – spending time outside, eating, and drinking, and hey, you’ll learn some fun history and hear some cool stories along the way. If you have never joined us for a walking food tour now’s the time. What is a food tour? Aside from being a ton of fun, you can learn more here in our blog post: “Eat, Explore, Experience: What to Expect on a Bites of Boston Food Tour.”

Have a Sunset Picnic at Fan Pier Park

Photo Credit: @bostonsworld via Instagram

Fan Pier Park is one of our favorite hidden, yet no so hidden, gems in the Seaport. With stunning views of the harbor, tons of space to walk, and places to lounge we love the idea of a sunset picnic here to soak up the last weeks of summer. If you have not checked this on off of your list it’s a must do before the only picnics we are having are inside on the living room floor #winteriscoming. This picturesque scene is the perfect setting to relax at the end of the day with some snacks and enjoy the colors of the sunset over the water.

Set Sail with Boston Lux Cruises

Photo Credit: Boston Lux Cruises

Set sail before summer’s end with Boston Lux Cruises. There will be plenty of booze to keep you a float and some of the best vibes in town as you cruise around. This small company started up recently offering up curated cruises for groups big and small. If you’re summer 2021 goals were to get on a boat, this is the one you will want to board. Ahoy!

Feast on Summer Seafood at The Barking Crab

Photo Credit: @nicholasylvia via Instagram

There’s no such thing as too much summer seafood when you live in New England and since fall is in sight, it’s time to kick it up several notches. Head to The Barking Crab in the seaport for some of the best New England summer seafood you have ever had. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on the lobster roll, bursting at the seams with fresh lobster meat. You get that clam shack vibe but with the Seaport style. It’s an all summer long MUST!

Order a Local S’Mores Box from Bites of Boston Food Tours

To celebrate summer in the tastiest, messiest , most summery way, order a Local S’Mores Box from us at Bites of Boston Food Tours. We offer a vanilla-themed box and a mocha-themed one. These are like no s’mores you have ever had…we promise. Sandwiched between two Effie’s Homemade Oatcakes or Cocoa Biscuits is dark chocolate from Taza and a fluffy turned oozy melted marshmallow from Sweet Lydis’s. No campfire needed, but recommended.

*Pro tip: you can melt the marshmallow and chocolate in the oven to make an indoor s’more. This is truly summer in a box that can be delivered right to your door!

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