Wine Festival / Food Festival
For one weekend in September, the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival draws wine lovers from across the Northeast to Newport, RI. The 2014 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival features tastings of hundreds of superb wines, seminars ... moreNewport Mansions (Newport, RI) 424 Bellevue Avenue
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
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
Bowling Alley / Nightclub
Party Earth Review Bowling alley, pool hall, and raucous nightclub all in one, Jillian’s is a three-story playground popular with young professionals, sports fans, students, and clubbers alike. Bowling enthusiasts will want to make a beeline for Lucky Strike on the top floor, a bowling alley fitted out with a mix of modern and 50s furnishings ... more
145 Ipswich Street
Boston, MA 02215
Benefit / Charity Event
Boston is easily one of the most walk-able major cities in America. Though biking the winding city streets can be perilous at times, it’s pretty fast getting around Beantown on two wheels. Every September, fit Boston bicyclists flock ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review A hidden gem with a cult following of hip young locals, Sacco’s Bowl Haven offers a unique old-school night out at equally old-school prices. First opened in 1939, the venue has retained its original focus on candlepin bowling, though new owners have updated the place by adding a wood-fired pizza parlor and alcohol – an ... more
45 Day Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Every September in Boston, Beantown boys and girls are treated to the eclectic HarborArts Festival. The 2014 HarborArts Festival combines melodious live music with a wide-ranging selection of top-notch artworks. The one-day soiree includes ... moreBoston Harbor Shipyard 254 Marginal Street
Party Earth Review There's no shortage of entertainment at Kings, a 24,000-square-foot facility filled with bowling, billiards, and brews. Chatty couples on first dates and business types bowling in suits dominate the early hours, replaced by louder groups of carefree students and young professionals later in the evening. Some ... more
50 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02115
Every September, beer lovers pack out the annual Blue Hills Brewery Oktoberfest. The 2014 Blue Hills Brewery Oktoberfest takes place at The Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Canton, MA. The Blue Hills Brewery Oktoberfest features ... moreThe Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive
Canton, MA 02021
Party Earth Review Dating back to the Revolutionary period when figures like Sam Adams stoked the flames of war, Faneuil Hall and its surroundings are now a daytime hotspot for shoppers and a nighttime haunt for barhoppers. Particularly packed on sunny summer days, the marketplace and its vendors attract hordes of tourists and bargain hunters ... more
4 South Market Building
Boston, MA 02109
Hungry Bostonians flock to the Phantom Gourmet Food Festival each and every September for an epic indoor and outdoor grub bash. The 2014 Phantom Gourmet Food Festival takes place on two streets next to the historic Fenway Park and features ... moreLansdowne Street Boston, MA 02215
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
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