Boston’s one of those cities where once you discover it, you’ll want to share it with everyone. Luckily, Lyft Line has arrived in Boston to make exploring the city more affordable than ever. Grab a buddy and go share these local favorites:
- A Nutella cannoli at Caffe dello Sport. In a neighborhood full of pastry shops, Caffe dello Sport is one of the best — and without the long line you might find at other spots in the area. The Nutella cannoli is not to be missed, so take a friend and dive in! It’s rich enough to put both of you in a sugar coma.
- Ice cream from Toscanini. This award-winning shop has 32 flavors at any one time, ranging from simple vanilla to unique flavors like bourbon-gingersnap and B3 (that’s brown butter, brown sugar, and fudge brownie).
- Brunch at The Paramount in Beacon Hill. You might spend an hour or two waiting in line on a Saturday morning, but The Paramount’s brunch is worth it. The line moves cafeteria-style, so bring just your best pal instead of the whole squad to make finding a table easier.
- A concert at The Middle East. The Middle East is always bumping with live music from well-established acts to the best indie and up-and-coming artists. Whether upstairs, downstairs, or at Zuzu, there’s always something cool going on. Call a friend and put on your dancing shoes — it takes two to tango, after all.
- Onion rings at Mr. Bartley’s. This historic joint in Harvard Square is known for their juicy burgers, homemade frappes (that’s milkshakes for you non-Bostonians), and massive stacks of shoelace onion rings. One order is truly monstrous, so enjoy with a friend to be kind to your arteries. Pro tip: Visit Bartley’s over a holiday, when you won’t have to fight the crowds of students for lunch.
- A walk along the Greenway. Take an afternoon to enjoy this mile-and-a-half long park, filled with contemporary art, sculptures, and fountains. Food trucks and free events can often be found throughout the park.
- A shopping spree at the Garment District. This isn’t your typical day at the mall. The Garment District is a secondhand department store, where half the fun is rifling through giant piles of discounted clothing. With some clothes for a dollar a pound, you might need a friend to help you carry it home. October bonus: pick out your Halloween costumes here — you never know what gems you’ll find.
- A walk along the Charles River Esplanade. Take a stroll through this iconic park, which has some of the best waterside views in Boston. If you’re feeling ambitious, lace up your running shoes and meet a friend for an al fresco workout.
- The view from the top of the Pru. Looking for sweeping views of the city? Look no further than the Skywalk Observatory at the top of the Prudential Center. Take in the 360-view with a good friend and a good camera.
- An afternoon reading in the Boston Public Library reading room. If you think you couldn’t possibly get excited about a library, think again. The BPL’s reading room in Bates Hall is one of the most beautiful places to soak up the history of Boston. Take a book or your laptop (they offer free wi-fi and plenty of outlets) and spend an afternoon with a study buddy. While you’re there, be sure to stop by the courtyard.
- Your Lyft ride. Now that Lyft Line is in Boston, you can share the ride with other passengers going your way for a lower price. That means you’ll have more money for adventures, and maybe even a new friend to share them with.
See you on the road!