What is it? There are kayak, paddleboard and sailboat rentals available so you can experience the Charles River firsthand.
Why go? Boston loves that dirty water, especially now that it’s not that dirty anymore. On warm days, the Charles is flowing with activity, with everyone from the Harvard Crew Team to casual kayakers putting their watercrafts into the river. If you want a piece of the aquatic action and don’t own a boat, rentals are available from organizations like Community Boating Boston.
Don’t miss: Watching the Head of the Charles, a two-day regatta that takes place on the Charles River every October.