The warm-weather months are finally upon us, meaning that it’s time to explore. And America’s Walking City is actually bike friendly, too. Bicycle enthusiasts need to take the streets and cruise all of the city’s great outdoor attractions. Guests of the Boxer Boston Hotel can take out our custom Republic Bikes for free when staying with us, and then explore these awesome trails and destinations.
The Charles River Esplanade
Located a short ride from the Boxer Boston Hotel, the Charles River serves as the city’s most popular waterfront hangout, and the Esplanade running along its shores is a great place to bike. It’s an easy jumping off point to explore Downtown Boston, Cambridge, and the Fenway neighborhoods.
Located in the same neighborhood as Boston’s historic baseball stadium, The Fens is a series of small parks running through an otherwise urban area. Long pathways, small ponds, large fields, and trees throughout will have you feeling like you escaped the city with ease.
The Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain is another world of long biking and hiking trails, as well as an exceptional collection of plants, trees and wildlife. It’s owned by Harvard University, and it’s an easy place to lose yourself in a bike ride for a couple hours, or an entire afternoon. Take the Orange Line there from the Boxer Boston.
Running from Downtown Boston out to Fenway, Boylston Street can lead you past many of the city’s greatest landmarks, making it one of the best places to ride a bike in Boston. Cruise through the heart of the city, and take quick stop-offs at Newbury Street, and Copley Square.
The Common & Gardens
A short ride from the Boxer Boston Hotel, the country’s oldest park is a great place to kick back and lay in the grass. Bring a bike over to the historic Boston Common, grab a snack, and then cruise over to the neighboring Boston Public Gardens, where plants and trees from around the world are on display all year long.