5 Memorial Day Weekend Options In and Around Boston

IMG_5655This Memorial Day Weekend should be sunny and warm.  Here are a few ways to celebrate and commemorate those who have put themselves in harms way and continue to do so in the name of our country.  For our family Memorial Day always includes our local parade, a time to reconnect with friends and our community and some time out in our fair cities appreciating where we live.

37,000 flags on Boston Common.
37,000 flags on Boston Common.

Boston Common is a great place to go for a picnic or a stroll through the Common and Gardens.  The carousel is up and running too.  This sea of flags is extremely impressive.  I think we will pay our respects here again this year.  Sometimes I know it’s hard to get the kids out of the house, so try giving them a camera to capture what they’d like about the destination.  This definitely gave me more time to take photos (even though somehow I ended up with my iPhone and Henry had the good camera.

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You don’t have to host a cookout, you can ask friends to join you on a picnic.  Here are a few fab places to enjoy a picnic this weekend.

If you want to get out on the water for a little bit, I recommend a visit to the Boston Harbor Islands.

Go to the MFA for free during their Open House.

Go see a parade (Cambridge’s parade starts with a bang as the cannon goes off in Cambridge Common.)

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