By Sam Bayat, The Verb Hotel
If you are lucky enough to be in Boston during April or May, you’re in for a treat. After the long winter months and harsh weather of the east coast, it’s finally time for nature to put on some of its most breathtaking and colorful clothing to welcome the arrival of spring. Boston gets a fair share of this beauty, and with it comes the invitation for us all to participate in this carnival of life and colors. Few places show it better than the Charles River Esplanade, a three mile stretch of greenery right along Boston’s iconic waterway.
Interested? Here’s the plan: after a wholesome breakfast start the journey from the side of Boston University, just past Kenmore Square. Along the walk, you will come across scenic views of both sides of the city, beautiful cherry blossom trees, lemonade stands, and even wooden docks stretching into the river which you can rest and relax on. If you have more time, check out the Museum of Science at the end of the Esplanade, rent a kayak, or continue the walk into the Boston Common Park. All of this should get you hungry and in mood for some tasty lunch!
One of my favorite places to catch a snack and beer along the way is The Night Shift Owl's Nest Beer Garden, which is a seasonal pop up open between May and October. They serve their delicious local beer alongside a food truck with amazing snacks to indulge on. And if you are in the mood for some seafood, try out Saltie Girl right off of Newbury Street. They have phenomenal lobster rolls, oysters and wine!
After a bite to eat, the Esplanade is sure to offer plenty more amazing sights, especially as the sun sets over Cambridge. Happy adventuring!