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STRB Recommendations: Boston Winery

The Boston Winery is a hidden gem in Dorchester Massachusetts. It is located beside Venezia restaurant in a Civil-War era building. The winery is run by Ralph Bruno and his goal is to “share his knowledge of making superb wine and to teach others how to enjoy this experience.” Every Saturday afternoon the winery is open to tastings and tours. For only $10 you receive 3 tokens that can be exchanged for glasses of wine, and a tour of their facilities. 

Boston Winery Door

Tours run every half hour, you can arrive anytime between 1pm and 6pm . The winery is not big so the tour is only about 10 minutes. If your tour guide asks any questions make sure to be the first to answer! The guides hand out extra tokens throughout the tour. They do a great job of explaining their process of creating the wine.  Contrary to popular belief they do not crush the grapes with their feet.

Boston Winery Barrells

The tasting room offers about 5 different wines. I went with a friend so between both of our tokens we tasted them all. Red, white, and sparkling are included in each tasting, chances are they will have a wine for you.  Handmade pizzas are available in the tasting rooms. Make sure to be the first to grab a slice, the pizza is for everyone participating in the tasting.

Boston Winery Drinks

The winery is only a short drive away from many of our properties. If you are staying with us on a Saturday make sure to stop by, and let us know what wine you tasted! I highly recommend the Sparkling Brachetto and The Black Dog Cabernet Sauvignon.


This Weekend in Boston- Summer Edition

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Boston is full of history, entertainment and family fun.  The summer is the best time in Boston because mostly everything takes place outdoors.  If you are looking for something to do, here is a list of Boston Actives going on during last weekend of August.

Thursday, July 30th

Outdoor Concert and Dance- Bring a blanket or chair, a picnic and your dancing shoes. Family friendly. 7:00 pm-8:30 pm at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, 105 Atlantic Ave. (on Boston Harbor next to the Marriott Hotel). Starts with a 6:15 pm dance lesson by the Boston Lindy Bomb Squad Dancers & Instructors, free for all!

Friday, July 31st

Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays- For the seventh consecutive year, the Highland Street Foundation’s “Free Fun Fridays”, a summer program that provides no cost admission to The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (ICA).  For more information and a full schedule, please visit http://highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays.html.

The Boston Red Sox  play the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday July 31st at 7:10 PM.  Click here to purchase tickets http://www.aceticket.com/boston-red-sox-tickets/

Saturday August 1st

Saturday Live Jazz Brunch- fill up on jazz music while choosing from the Charles River Bistro’s exquisite brunch, from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm! Featuring local jazz trio, Arnie Rosen and The Wildflowers, this outdoors brunch on the banks of the Charles River Lagoon will be sure to jazz up your weekend. No tickets necessary!

If you are looking for a beach day, head to Castle Island in South Boston and don’t forget to hit up Sully’s for the cheapest Lobster Roll in town for $10.95 or ice cold soft serve!  http://www.sullivanscastleisland.com/

Sunday, August 2nd

Kid-Friendly Spectacle Island Tour- Join a ranger for a fun and interactive tour of Spectacle Island designed especially for kids! For information on ferry schedules and tickets, please visit http://www.bostonharborcruises.com/harbor-islands/


Apple Picking Season is Upon Us!

Apple Picking Season in Boston


Here at Short Term Rentals Boston we are eager for Fall to begin, and we hope you are too. With the Fall Equinox happening at 10:29 PM this evening, this wonderful season will have officially begun… and yes, it’s apple picking time! With orchards and farms all over Massachusetts and the surrounding areas, there’s no better time to come to Boston then NOW, especially if you want first pick of your favorite fall crops. If you’re planning on joining in the festivities, click HERE to access the interactive “Massgrown Map” so you can zero in on the best farms and orchards in the area.


Staying in Boston this Summer? Enjoy some of the best beaches in New England.

 


The city of Boston has a lot to offer in the way of entertainment, but as the Summer starts to heat up the beach is often the best way to cool down. Whether you’re here for a few days or a couple of months, some of the Northeast’s most pristine beaches are closer than you may think. What’s more, state transportation officials have reinstated the CapeFlyer train service for a second season, making accessing the Cape and the Islands both quick and affordable (only $40 round-trip). The best part is, children and seniors ride for free!