August 28, 2013
Celebrate Labor Day in Boston
by Anna DeLeo
Insider tip: Labor Day is one of the best times of the year to be in the Boston. With many of the locals off to the beach or on a final trip to the Cape, it’s quiet here and a great time celebrate everything Boston has to offer!
In anticipation of the long weekend, I’ve been checking out local blogs and websites to see what’s happening and stumbled across a few events that are great for everyone:
1. Fireworks in Boston Harbor: while it’s hard to top the spectacle on July 4th on the esplanade, it looks like Mayor Menino and his team are going to come pretty close with fireworks over Boston Harbor. The display is part of the (ähts): The Boston Arts Festival and is set to begin at 9:00 PM on Saturday, August 31
2. Beacon Hill Walking Tour: focused on development during the Federal Era, this is a wonderful guided tour through one of Boston’s most prestigious neighborhoods. It also includes a tour of Otis House, one of the Beacon Hill’s first mansions. Saturday, August 31, 11:00 AM.
3. Whale Watch: a personal favorite, there’s nothing more enjoyable than being on the ocean and spotting some of the greatest mammals alive. Boston Harbor Cruises teams up with the New England Aquarium, providing marine experts to answer all whale-related questions.
4. Carousel at Rose F. Kennedy Greenway: the new carousel at Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove opens to the public on Saturday, August 31 at 10:00 AM. At only $3 a ride, it’s well worth the whimsical whirl!
5. Plimoth Plantation: educational and fun, visiting this indoor / outdoor museum is a great way to learn about cultures of both the Natives and the English. Even though it’s not in Boston, it is FREE on Friday, August 30, as part of Highland Foundations Free Fun Fridays and well worth the trip.
Share your favorite Labor Day activities in the comments or tweet photos of your weekend travels to us!