Hello Boston, City Editor Sara here. 👋 Did you know that 34 unique islands and peninsulas make up the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park?
What we tried (with pricing):
After a quick ferry ride departing from Long Wharf North — located near to the New England Aquarium — I arrived early to squeeze in extra exploring before the event. Round-trip ferry transportation costs $24.95 for adults, with discounts for children, seniors, students + military.
What not to miss:
Don’t start exploring without fuel. Pro tip: Get caffeinated at the Night Shift Coffee Cart downtown at the Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Greenway before setting off on your ferry journey.
The Finesse Snack Cart (by the Visitor Center) serves cold drinks, ice cream, and chips. Plus, don’t skip a walk along the beach and the chance to make s’mores by the water. (However, after our visit, a temporary statewide open fire ban went into effect, so s’mores are not currently available.)
What we’re still talking about:
Discovering a new Boston-based band (The Thistle Brothers), eating tasty shrimp ceviche from Brato Brewhouse and Kitchen + grabbing my favorite brew from Night Shift Brewing.
Just when I thought the views from North Drumlin couldn’t be beat, I caught the warm sunset glow over the Prudential Center by the dock. Visiting for this after-hours experience offered so many ‘gram-worthy photo opportunities.
Rock out with local musicians just outside the Visitor Center. | Gif by the BOStoday team
How you can experience this:
Boston Harbor Now is hosting upcoming events on the island including:
🎶 Soulful Bliss: Arts and Music Festival | Sat., Sept. 17 | 2:30-6:30 p.m. | $35 | Ticket includes a round-trip ferry ride, cardio dance class, and live music with local performers.