From that South End gallery you haven’t visited yet to the mountain getaway you keep meaning to plan, experience something new right here at home with Moon 52 Things to Do in Boston.
Cool things to do in and around the city: Stroll over to the Rose Kennedy Greenway or rent a kayak on the Charles. Dig in to dim sum in Chinatown and get lost in the stacks at Boston Public Library. Immerse yourself in local history on the Black Heritage Trail and get to know Cambridge beyond Harvard Yard. Pay respect to Boston’s sports dynasties or take in a drag show at Jacques
Day trips and weekend getaways:Rejuvenate on a weekend in the Berkshires, discover America’s LGBTQ playground in Provincetown, get your feet wet at the beach, or explore a new art exhibit at Mass MoCA
Experiences broken down by category: Find ideas for each season, activities for kids, outdoor adventures, arts and culture, scenic drives, and more
A local's advice: Whether it’s a worthwhile stop on the Freedom Trail or a neighborhood food hall, local author Cameron Sperance knows the ins and outs of Boston
Inspirational full-color photos throughout
Easy-to-scan planning tips: Addresses, time allotment, T stops, and tips for avoiding the crowds if you're heading to a popular attraction
What are you doing this weekend? Try something new with Moon 52 Things to Do in Boston.
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About the Author
When Cameron Sperance moved to Boston for college, he quickly fell in love with the city: its cobblestone streets, parks perfect for hanging out with a good book, and the feeling of a historic place on the move.
Today, his home is in the South End, but he loves venturing beyond his front stoop to explore quaint neighborhood markets and new restaurants, or to go for runs along the Charles River with his husband and their dog.
While he’s an avid traveler, his favorite view is of the Boston skyline as his plane, or ferry, returns home.
He’s covered every aspect of his adopted hometown for publications like the Boston Herald, Scene magazine, Stuff Boston, and Bisnow.
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