Archive | July, 2010

How to Beat the Boston Heat

9 Jul

As we reach day seven of the heat wave that currently has its grip on Boston it is important to keep in mind how to stay cool. There are many options around Boston as far as indoor-air conditioned amusements go, but if you want to experience the outdoors without feeling like the sun is going to set you on fire than your options are slightly limited. Your first option is the frog pond located in the middle of the Boston common (pictured below). The frog pond is actually a shallow man-made pool created to help kids and adults keep cool during the summer, also since it is located right in the middle of down town Boston it is in walking distance of many restaurants, convenience stores, and modes of public transportation, like the green, red, and orange subway lines, so all your needs can be met easily.

Your second option for a fun place to beat the heat is to take the blue line to the Revere Beach Station and spend a day at Revere Beach, which is located right across the street from the subway station. Revere Beach (pictured below) is a 4.5 mile beach that lines the shore of Revere Massachusetts. It is also the home of a famous restaurant known as Kelly’s Roast Beef and Seafood (pictured below), which is known for its roast beef sandwiches, and is located right across the street from the beach.

Have fun trying to beat the heat this weekend and remember to apply some sunscreen and to drink plenty of water before you go outside for an extended period of time.


Happy 234th Birthday, America!

1 Jul

Happy July 4th Weekend Every One!!! Every Fourth of July the United States celebrates the day that its country’s founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. This document stated that the US was no longer a colony of Great Britain, but was its own independent nation. This holiday is usually celebrated with barbecues, fireworks, parades, concerts and other events.

The main event around Boston this 4th of July weekend will be the Boston Pop’s Fireworks Spectacular which takes place on July 4th at the DCR Hat Shell on the Boston side of the Charles River near the Charles MGH stop on the Red Line. The area around the Hat Shell opens up at 9AM so people can get a good seat, recorded music starts at noon, and the concert itself starts at 8:30PM finishing up with a Fireworks display at 10:30 PM. The concert will feature performances by The Boston Pops with conductor Keith Lockhart and special guest artist Toby Keith. The seating is in a grass field in front of the Hat Shell so be sure to bring a blanket or cushion to sit on, and get their early because the space fills up quick.

Please note that we will be closed on Monday July 5th in honor of Independence Day. We wish you all a happy, safe and fun-filled day with your family and friends.