Summer may not officially arrive until the twenty-first of June, but the warm weather isn’t waiting. With temperatures already creeping into the high eighties and nineties, it’s definitely flip-flop season. Here are a few ideas to get you started on a Boston summer bucket list:
Hit the Cape
This one is a given for many Bostonians, but it bears mentioning if only for the fact that there’s a new way to get there from the city this summer. The Cape Flyer made its maiden run on Memorial Day, and will continue to operate on weekends throughout the summer. Instead of sitting in traffic while the car overheats, travelers now have the option of taking the train out of South Station and disembarking in Hyannis.
Visit a Museum
Not your usual pick for a summer day activity? For some, museums conjure memories of class field trips and nightmare-inducing taxidermy animal exhibits. But the Boston area has some genuinely interesting offerings for summertime museum goers. And if you’re still not moved, consider the fact that they are at least air conditioned.
The M.I.T. museum is opening a showcase of holography artwork on Jun., 27. For those not in the know, M.I.T. houses the world’s largest collection of hologram images. The Samurai! collection will also be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts until Aug., 4, and the Dead Sea Scrolls open to the public at the Museum of Science during June.
Go to the Movies
Vive le drive-in movie theater! There aren’t many left, so you might want go before it’s too late. This list covers all the extinct and operating drive-in theaters in Massachusetts. The closest theater to the Boston metropolitan area is in Wellfleet M.A.: perfect if you plan on taking the Flyer out to the Cape.
Get Your Irish On
Anytime is a good time to be Irish in Boston, but the Irish Festival in June is a great opportunity to showcase it. There’s hurling, music, and a contest to break the world record for most redheads in one place. So, if you happen to be within the genetic minority for hair color, your presence would likely be appreciated.
The hot weather is just beginning, so make sure to savor it, even if that only means sitting in a lawn chairs with a large iced coffee from Dunk’s. There’s no shoveling for a few months, and that deserves celebrating.
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