Boston: What to do for Memorial Day

Hi Boston! No plans for Memorial Day Weekend? We’ve got some ideas.

Saturday: Cruise, sail or ferry out to the Boston Harbor Islands, a collection of 34 islands and peninsulas located less than four miles from the wharf in downtown Boston. If you’re looking for a hiking adventure, head to Grape Island for 54-acres of wildlife. Grape Island is known for its wild berries. You can even take a “wild edibles” tour and learn which berries are safe to eat. If you’re in the mood for a history lesson, check out Georges Island. Tour the historic Fort Warren, which was used as a prison during The Civil War and is supposedly haunted by “The Lady in Black”. If you just want a relaxed day at the beach, cruise over to Spectacle Island and spend the day tanning in the sand.Screen Shot 2014-05-23 at 6.28.41 PM

Sunday: Stop by the SoWa Market and support local New England small businesses. SoWa, located South of Washington St. in the south end, is an open market where you can find art, clothing, housewares, ceramics, fresh flowers and oh-so-delicious snacks. Sink your teeth into a farm fresh peach from the farmer’s market or snag a sample of the homemade s’mores at Sweet Lydia’s. All the farmers and food vendors are far too generous with their samples of brownie pops, cayenne mango pecans, and homemade pickles. And then there are the food trucks! Stop by The Cookie Monstah Trunk and create your own ice cream sandwich. Pick between a variety of inventive ice cream flavors and made-from-scratch cookies. If you can’t make it to SoWa this Sunday, not to worry. SoWa is running every Sunday from now to October 26.

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Monday: At 7:30 pack up a picnic dinner and head to Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park for the Honor & Tribute Concert. Watch the sunset as you listen to The Metropolitan Wind Symphony perform. Have a happy Memorial Day!

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Images: SOWA, Harbor Islands