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Things to do in Boston: Try These 5 Great Summer Activities During Your Next Stay at a Boston Hotel

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Top 5 Great Summer Activities in Boston
Posted April 28th, 2013 By: Cindy L. Smith

The Boston Park Plaza Hotel – A Boston Hotel welcomes summer visitors. There are many fun and exciting Things to do in Boston during this time of year including boating, outdoor concerts and more!

If you’re looking for Things to do in Boston during the summer, you won’t be disappointed by the choices. The Concierge at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel – A Boston Hotel can give you tips, but first check out this list of some of the best ways to spend a summer day in Boston.

Visiting Boston? Choose The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers - A Boston Hotel located close to Boston Back Bay, Boston Common Park, and Boston's Freedom Trail.

Go to the Beach
Where: Pleasure Bay Beach/Castle Island | South Boston
Pleasure Bay Beach doesn’t offer the sprawling beach front that you’ll see at Cape Cod, but this Boston Attraction is a great place to spend the day – especially for families. The beach is located next to Castle Island in South Boston where you will find playgrounds, an historic fort and, because a day at the beach is not complete without ice cream, Sullivan’s snack shop, which is a favorite among locals.

Enjoy Outdoor Concerts
Where: Various locations
Outdoor concerts are a wonderful Thing to do in Boston during the summer months. Several concert series, such as Summer in the City and Concerts in the Courtyard, offer jazz, contemporary and classical music concerts. One of the most popular outdoor concerts is the Boston  Pops Fireworks Spectacular. This Event takes place on July 4th and features a performance by the world renowned Boston Pops Orchestra.

Kayak on the Charles River
Where: Charles River Canoe & Kayak
Call: 617-965-5110
If the Charles River is good enough for the Harvard Rowing Teams then surely you should want to check it out. Charles River Canoe & Kayak offers guided excursions and lessons. If you feel like you already know the basics then you can rent a kayak and explore on your own.

Go See Some Whales
Where: New England Aquarium Whale Watch Cruises | 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
Call: 617-973-5206
The New England Aquarium is a hugely popular Boston Attraction. They offer whale watching cruises on which you are guaranteed to see whales. If no whales are spotted then you get a free ticket to enjoy another cruise. These whale watches, which depart from the Central Wharf next to the aquarium, are on catamarans, so everyone on board has a great view.

Take a Sailing Lesson
Where: Black Rock Sailing School | Fan Pier South Boston, MA 02127
Call: 617-636-3061
Take a private or group sailing lesson and learn the feeling of freedom that comes with this fun summer Activity. You’ll also enjoy a lovely view of the city while out on the water.

About Boston Park Plaza Hotel - A Boston Hotel:
Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is part of the rich history that defines Boston as one of the most beautiful cities in America and a top travel destination. This Boston Hotel is located in Back Bay, one of the most beautiful areas of the City – just yards from Boston Common, America’s oldest Public Park.

This luxury Boston Hotel conveys class and elegance throughout its exceptional Concierge and Guest Services, 1,054 finely-appointed Guest Rooms and Guest Suites, premier Dining with 8 on-site Restaurants including Melting Pot and the Statler’s Lounge. Other Guest Services include a 24-hour Fitness Center, 24-hour Business Center, and 65,000 square-feet of exceptional Boston Meeting Space.

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