What is it? Running alongside the Charles River, this public park is the perfect place to sit down and catch some rays.
Why go? With a refreshing breeze continuously coming off the water, the Esplanade attracts runners, cyclists or anyone looking to take a stroll. If you’re lucky, you can snag one of the highly coveted benches that are peppered throughout this pedestrian paradise. Otherwise, you can seek shade under one of its many trees and haul out some packed picnic supplies.
Don’t miss: The Boston Public Dock, where people come to stretch out on towels and try to get a tan.