Photo Source: Curbed Boston Magazine
Happy Friday! Who is ready for the long weekend?
Here is your guide to making the most of Memorial Day Weekend in Boston.
Traveling Out of the City? Beat the traffic.
If you are leaving today, MassDOT states that traffic will be worst between 1pm and 7pm today.
Traffic will remain heavily congested throughout the day on Saturday, Sunday, and during the day on Monday.
The ideal time to return to the city and avoid the traffic is 7pm on Monday night if possible schedule your travel plans accordingly.
Don't Feel like Driving?
If you aren't traveling far, don't forget about the commuter rail. Trains will be leading from North and South station over the weekend.
If you are going father and don't want to drive, Amtrack trains are available from Back Bay station.
Where to go.
Thousands will flock to Cape Cod this weekend, but if you are looking for somewhere a little more unique...
Block Island, RI: Beautiful warm water island off the coast of Rhode Island. Half of the island is designated conservation land, perfect for hiking. The other half of the island features beautiful beaches and a charming small town.
Charlemont, MA: Zipline tours by Berkshire East. Featuring 2,000-plus-foot ziplines that plunge downhill at 50 miles per hour.
Peak's Island, ME: A beautiful kayaker's paradise awaits you, only two hours + a ferry ride away. Maine Island Kayak Company with show you the ropes and then set you free to explore open water and the area's many unique islands. Some feature Civil War era forts, all feature breath taking views.
Click here for more ideas.
Lake Champlain, VT: Hike, swim, paddle, or fly to enjoy this beaituful scenery. Parafly Paragliding offers classes in the Lake Champlain valley.
If you are staying in town this weekend, make the most of your stay-cation by trying something new!
Need-to-see-events going on this weekend:
-Boston Calling Music Festival http://bit.ly/--byj
-Free MFA Open House http://http://bit.ly/--uhx
-A Run to Remember http://http://bit.ly/--y_S
-Boston Harbor Brunch Cruise http://http://bit.ly/--xjo
-Boston Cupcake Crawl http://http://bit.ly/--ygP
Click here to see more.
A Pool Near You:
Near to work on your tan? Here is a list of the best public pools in Boston.
-The Clubs at Charles River Park: Outdoor/indoor pool with a great location, chargers per swimmer.
-BCYF-Mirabella Pool: Open daily, charges per swimmer.
-Latta Brothers Pool: Free and open daily.
-Melnea A. Cass Recreational Center: Free and open daily.
-Francis J. McCrehan Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool: Free and open daily.
-Frog Pond: Free wading pool in the Boston Commons.
Whatever you do this weekend, stay safe, wear sunscreen, and have a fun relaxing time.
Memorial Day Weekend Boston Traffic [Curbed Boston Magazine]
These are the worst times to leave and return [Boston.com]
Weekend Trips, Getaways [Boston Magazine]
70 things to do in Boston this weekend [The Boston Calendar]
Boston pools, public, hotel, private [Curbed Boston Magazine]