Best of Boston

2015 Best Neighborhood Diversion, Kendall Square

Charles River Canoe & Kayak at Kendall Square

Ditch the Google Glass and don a life jacket: In nice weather, there’s no better way to spend your lunch hour than paddleboarding ($18) or kayaking ($15) up the Charles from the Longfellow to the Mass. Ave. bridge.

15 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, 617-965-5110,