Your Next Outdoor Adventure in Boston

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Explore Boston on an outdoor Adventure

Are you ready for an outdoor adventure? We’ve been hibernating all winter, waiting for the day to crack the windows, shake out the rugs, and step outside without bracing for the biting wind. Well, that day is here! How are you going to spend your new found seasonal freedom?

Here are our suggestions for your next outdoor adventure in Boston. Breathe deep and listen to the great outdoors!


Did you know that there is a whole initiative in Boston called Boston Bikes?  outdoor adventure biking in bostonAccording to their website, they are part of Boston’s vision for a vibrant and healthy city that benefits all its citizens.

Boston Bikes seeks to make Boston a world-class bicycling city by creating safe and inviting conditions for all residents and visitors. WOW!

Boston might just be THE BEST city for bicycling. Check out all the places you can bike to and fro! Here is a picture gallery of three different bikes trails in Boston. But don’t take our word for it, get out there and see it for yourself! Happy Trails.

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Massachusetts is tied to the sea, and Boston is no exception. You can get to several beaches in under an hour from the city. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Crane Beach in Ipswich, named among the Top 10 U.S. Family Beaches by National Geographic.
  • Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester. Just 41 miles from Boston, and relatively less crowded than some beaches and very family friendly. Check it out!
  • Revere Beach, America’s first public beach and has been designated as a National historic landmark. It is located just 4 mile north of Boston and has undergone a massive revitalization in the past few decades. Catch some rays and bask in rich history!

Do you have a favorite beach to add to our list?

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  • Harbor Cruises. So much to see from a boat. A new perspective. Lots of options here.
  • Boston HarborWalk. Once you are back on dry land take a walk around and calibrate your sea legs. Bostons’ boardwalk is chock full of eye catching people watching and activities including boating, fishing, nature hikes, picnics, and live music in the summer. There are also historical locations to visit, including The Boston Tea Party ship and the USS Constitution.
  • New England Aquarium. Experience local and international marine and wildlife at this amazing Aquarium.
  • Islands. Little Brewster Island and Spectacle Island are both a must see when visiting Boston Harbor. Acres of hiking, miles of beaches and years of history. Make a day of it. Bring a picnic.


Boston Nature Center & Wildlife Conservatory. After checking out the Aquarium, you can head on over to the Boston Nature Center & Wildlife Conservatory. It is located just outside of downtown Boston on the former grounds of the Boston State Hospital.

This community-based urban sanctuary has Trails and boardwalks to view the meadows and wetlands. The Conservatory is home to over 150 species of birds, 40 species of butterflies, and more than 350 species of plants.

Franklin Park Zoo. This zoo is a 72-acres located in Boston’s historic Franklin Park. It is currently operated by Zoo New England, which also operates the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

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No matter what you pick to do, just pick something! The city is waking up from winter and there is so much to see.

Are you coming to Boston to check out the great outdoors? Consider making your stay extra memorable by booking a short term apartment rental in your favorite part of the city. Apartment rentals offers more freedom and flexibility in your vacation schedule and you choose your location. Check out our locations and our personal rental assistance.


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