While visitors to Boston likely encounter Charlestown when they stop by Old Ironsides at the end of the Freedom Trail, we locals have watched “the town” evolve into one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods in recent years. Sadly, we just entered the last full month of summer, but Charlestown is just kicking into high gear with a few recent additions. Hop aboard the Boston Harbor Cruises (www.bostonharborcruises.com) water taxi from our own World Trade Center terminal, and sail your way to a fun afternoon.
The Castle Island Beer Garden (1 Constitution Wharf, Charlestown) starts on Sunday, August 5, and boasts brews with a view. The local craft brewer was originally slated to open a beer garden in the South End but changed course for Charlestown over the summer. The space is right on the Charlestown stretch of the Harborwalk and features some of the best views of downtown Boston, so come prepared to Instagram (and sip).
photo courtesy of USS Constitution Museum