Best of Boston

Best Neighborhood Diversion, Fenway/Kenmore

2017 Best Neighborhood Diversion, Roxbury

Dudley Café

Roxbury
Breathing new life into the grand old former Ferdinand building, this welcoming space is Roxbury's new go-to spot for not only Fazenda coffee and Chef [...] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Diversion, Coolidge Corner

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Brookline
This indie cinema manages to strike the delicate balance between new hits and cult classics. Its After Midnite series is a particular delight, recently screening [...] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Diversion, Kendall Square

Charles River Canoe and Kayak

Cambridge
Just past the bustle of Kendall, a watery adventure awaits. Rent kayaks and canoes by the hour or day, or take a guided tour at [...] read more»
2017 Best Neighborhood Diversion, Downtown Crossing

Barry’s Bootcamp

Boston
True Yankees maintain a healthy skepticism of anything dreamt up in La-La Land, but this Hollywood-spawned fitness empire has won us over. Claim your spot [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Diversion, FortPoint/Waterfront

Internal Matter

Boston
Whether you’re looking for a morning pick-me-up, a mellow night of live music, or a place to decompress after boxing at George Foreman III’s gym [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Diversion, Central Square

City Hall Front Lawn

Cambridge
Only in the People’s Republic would the front lawn of City Hall be a fine place for some rest and relaxation. Leave your everyday worries [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Diversion, Washington Square

Cafe Fixe

Brookline
The square’s best brews, pour-overs, and espresso are served in a café designed for quality R & R: There’s no WiFi, so unplug and unwind with some [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Diversion, Fenway/Kenmore

Ramler Park

Boston
There’s more than one park in Fenway. Tucked away at the end of Peterborough Street is this diligently manicured slice of urban paradise, where lush [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Diversion, Davis Square

Davis Square Plaza

There’s no better place to hang out when the sun’s out, so grab a cone at J.P. Licks, find a comfy bench, and enjoy some [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Diversion, South End

Render

Boston
Unassuming baristas, mellow background tunes, and some of the best vanilla lattes in town make this casual locale a prime destination for lazy weekend afternoons [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Diversion, East Boston

East Boston Public Library

Boston
For a mental vacation, take the Blue Line to the Airport stop and head to the library. Once inside the newly renovated building, settle into [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Diversion, Jamaica Plain

Arnold Arboretum

Boston
Hike one of the paths, trails, or terraces leading to the top of Bussey Hill. The 198-foot perch at the center of Harvard’s woodland research [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Diversion, Brighton

Cafénation

Boston
Finding a seat on the weekend can be nearly impossible, and given the offerings—fluffy made-to-order omelets, creamy iced lattes, melt-in-your-mouth sweet crêpes—it’s easy to see [...] read more»
2016 Best Neighborhood Diversion, Roslindale

Solera

Boston
Who says the best things in life aren’t free? Situated on a charming brick patio, Solera offers complimentary wine tastings every Saturday evening from 5 [...] read more»