Festival / Fair / Carnival
From the end of summer to the beginning of fall, Bostonians have an opportunity travel back in time at King Richard's Faire. The 2014 King Richard's Faire houses eight stages occupied by aerialists, jugglers, fire-eaters, puppeteers ... more235 Main Street (Carver, MA) Carver, MA 02330
Party Earth Review A six-mile stretch of trails offering spectacular views along the Charles River, the Boston Esplanade is a year-round destination for Bostonians of all stripes. Early morning sees suited bicycle commuters and joggers passing each other on the picturesque riverbank, while later in the day, fit young professionals take to ... more
Along the Charles River between the Longfellow Bridge and Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02108
Indie fans across New England gear up for one of the region’s biggest music festivals at the biannual Boston Calling. Held on a weekend in May and September at the City Hall Plaza in Boston, Boston Calling features a packed lineup of ... moreCity Hall Plaza
Boston City Hall
One City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
Party Earth Review The oldest public park in the country, Boston Common is a year-round gathering point for Bostonians of every stripe. Founded in 1634, the fifty-acre expanse of green is a favorite hangout in warm weather, when students, young professionals, and lovers show up to stroll through the picturesque Public Gardens, picnic on the ... more
151 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Born in 1972 in Tehran, Iran as Maziyar Jobrani, Maz Jobrani is a stand-up comedian who was part of the Axis of Evil comedy group, which included Ahmed Ahmed, Aron Kader, and Dean Obeidallah, and delved into issues of race, religion, politics ... moreWilbur Theatre
246 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Party Earth Review Located in the center of Cambridge, Harvard Square is a fun and happening area with a past that draws tourists and local history buffs alike. The spot in which Washington took control of the Continental Army, and the home of Harvard University, the nation’s oldest college, nowadays the Square is more of a commercial and ... more
HSBA: 18 Brattle Street, Suite 352
Boston, MA 02138
Boylston Schul-Verein Oktoberfest in Walpole, MA, celebrates the storied Bavarian holiday right here in the Boston area. Featuring live music, dancing, kids’ activities, and traditional German beer and foods, the whole family is invited ... moreBoylston Schul-Verein (Walpole, MA)
8 County Street
Walpole, MA 02081
Party Earth Review An upscale bohemian bar and eatery featuring live jazz, The Beehive is a South End staple popular with music lovers, young professionals, and artistic types looking for sophisticated fun. Located in the Boston Center for the Arts building, the split-level venue boasts a shabby chic décor featuring distressed ... more
541 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
TV, fashion, and music combine for the annual Virgo A Go Go. Held in September, the 2014 Virgo A Go Go takes place at the East End Grille in Somerville, MA. The Virgo A Go Go show invites people to come out dressed up in the fashions ... moreEast End Grille
Somerville, MA 02145
Party Earth Review Home to Boston’s vibrant Italian district and many historic landmarks, the North End and its narrow cobblestone streets draw everyone from pasta lovers and tourists to wine-drinking partiers. Though gentrification has attracted a growing number of young professionals, the small neighborhood is still home to a high concentration ... more
I-93 and Commercial Street
form the rough boundaries of the North End
Beer Festival / Wine Festival
The Northeast is full of fantastic breweries and wineries that spawn delicious beer and wine enjoyed around the country. Every September, New England’s fine alcohol output shares the spotlight with other American drink-makers at the ... moreFunway Park (Litchfield, NH) 454 Charles Bancroft Highway
Party Earth Review Boasting an outstanding wine selection and an intimate bistro atmosphere, Les Zygomates is a prime date night destination for those looking for a taste of Paris near downtown Boston. The business people and artsy types who settle in at the candlelit tables shouldn’t be fooled by the delicious bistro fair and perfectly prepared ... more
129 South Street
Boston, MA 02111
Looking for things to do in Boston? Well, there’s that little Red Sox thing, but if baseball doesn’t do it for you (keep that to yourself!) the social scene keeps on kicking with plenty of things to do and outdoor activities, from jogging along the Charles River and brunching on Tremont Street to visiting historical plazas and landmarks like Paul Revere’s house or the Bunker Hill Monument.
Usually bustling no matter the season, Boston really flourishes once the weather warms up and everyone descends on Cattle Island beach to roll in the sand, the Boston Common park to have a picnic, or do their best Tom Brady imitations while playing flag football along the Esplanade.
The city’s famed red brick Freedom Trail leads walkers past fifteen historical landmarks including the USS Constitution and the State House, while tourists are practically obligated to stop in for a pint at the Bull and Finch bar before posing for a photo in front of its façade, made famous in the 80s as the face of the bar on the sitcom Cheers.
There is no Happy Hour in Boston, but that doesn’t stop the endless array of neighborhood watering holes from enticing with great food and drink specials, so those heading out into the Boston nightlife can easily start with a few cheap pints.
If shopping is on the radar, shoppers can peruse the high-end designer boutiques on chic Newbury Street, or check out the handmade goods and farmers’ market fare at the SoWa Market on Sundays, perfect for finding both an outfit for a night out and the ingredients for homemade clam chowder.
Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma:
Bar / Bowling Alley