Weekend warrior: New England.

Greenery of Boston's Public Garden.

The greenery of Boston's Public Garden.

Here on the East Coast of the states, it’s been like June: warm sunny days with a brisk little breeze at night. This weekend the streak continues— good conditions for a road trip, or the inaugural journey to the beach. (To tan! Never to swim. Atlantic swimmers, you are all crazy, forever.) So get up from your couch/your endless Law & Order marathon… and get some air. From Boston, you could easily hit Crane Beach (1 hour north), Providence, RI (1 hour south) or the elbow of the Cape (2.5 hours east). So what are you doing this weekend?

LocalYokel: Boston, MA

LocalYokel brings you the goods from someone who should know, since you’re in their backyard. This one’s from your EIC, resident of 10 years.


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EATsomething swank: Sportello (348 Congress St.) is a space age lunch counter.
something secret: Casa Romero (30 Glouceser St) is true Mexican hidden in an alley (totally more romantic than it sounds).
something on-the-go: Clover food trucks (locations vary) can fill you up for $5.

SLEEPsomewhere glam: Ames (1 Court St) is a slick downtown hotel in a historical highrise.
somewhere comfy: Clarendon Square (198 W. Brookline St) is a B&B in a South End brownstone.
somewhere barebones: AirBnB (locations vary) can find you a local bed for around $60.

GOget some culture: Institute of Contemporary Art (100 Northern Ave), modern architecture + art in one stop.
get lost in DIY land: SOWA Open Market (485 Harrison Ave, seasonal) gives you food, goods and antiques.
get your histoire on: Boston Public Library (700 Boylston St) runs free daily tours.

Are YOU more local than this yokel? Tell us what we missed!