The Essentials – Weekends Away from Boston
The top 2 picks for weekends away from Boston among the current TALK Boston students don’t actually take you far from Boston at all! As a matter of fact, the top choice is a ‘staycation’ in the city itself. Boston is a great city with a lot to offer, so I can see why it’s popular with students who want to get to know its every corner while studying in Boston. So let’s go with some suggestions for both weekends in and weekends away from Boston
TALK Student Picks for Weekends Away from Boston
Ilya, Will, and Valdemar all agree that you should stay in Boston and enjoy the sights in your own backyard. Will thinks it’s a great opportunity to catch a game at TD Garden or Fenway, and Ilya and Valdemar suggest both a game in the city and a beach getaway.
TD Garden or “Boston Garden” as it’s better known, is where the “Celtics” basketball team plays, and where the
“Bruins” hockey team skates. The venue also hosts “WWE wrestling”, “Disney on Ice”, and big-name musical acts like Pink, Demi Lovato, DJ Khaled, Lorde, and Kygo just to name a few!
Fenway Park Baseball Stadium is one of America’s most iconic temples to the “American past-time”, and it’s where the beloved Boston Red Sox play.
While you’re in the Fenway-Kenmore area, visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum then take a stroll among the roses of Back Bay Fens park to contemplate your solution to the famous Gardner Museum heist.
Take a walking tour of Boston with guides in colonial garb who bring history to life, stopping at 16 significant sites. Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are great for shopping, eating, and people watching.
America’s 1st public beach, Revere Beach, is just a short drive from Boston. It’s 3 miles of fine white sand with tons of amusements, and rides.
Manchester-by-the-Sea is 43 miles north of Boston on Cape Ann. This Beautiful, scenic, seaside town is where you’ll find the famous Singing Beach—the sand makes a sound like distant singing when you walk on it. Stay for one of their everyday spectacular sunsets.
Naomi, of TALK Boston, says get out of town and go to Cape Cod.
Cape Cod is an easy 70 miles away—take the bus, train, shuttle, ferry or Cape Air. However you choose to get there, it’s an incredibly scenic trip. Pilgrim Monument affords you an amazing view and gives you a bit of a hike. Some of the most popular things to do are to visit Race Point Beach at sunset, eat and tour on Commercial Street, climb Pilgrim Monument, and take the ferry over to Martha’s Vineyard. Every restaurant on Commercial Street has a view of the ocean—the street runs along the waterfront.
Martha’s Vineyard is a postcard come to life. Work up an appetite hiking the cliffs, and touring the lighthouses then dive into some local chowdah!
Two more TALK Boston student choices further afield but still near enough to make it a weekend trip are, New York City, and Rhode Island. There are plenty of sights, and experiences in and near Boston to keep you busy every moment that you aren’t in class or studying English, go ahead take your language skills out for a spin!