The best weather of the year is here and the open air is calling. Get your summer off the ground with these six ideas for getting up on the roof.
Grab a Bite
Whether you’re in the mood for something fancy like a salted caramel lobster roll or maple-braised pastrami poutine, or you’re perfectly content with sliders and a side of jumbo onion rings, these top spots for rooftop dining have a little something for everyone. Formulate a plan early, as seating will be at a premium for the rest of the season!
Raise a Glass
The only thing better than sharing a couple drinks with friends on a perfect July day, is doing it up on the roof. Luckily, Boston has its fair share of options, from casual venues like Dorchester Brewing Company to trendier spots like Six/West in South Boston. Want more outdoor options? Check out this list of Boston’s best patio bars.
Take a Dip
There aren’t many better-kept secrets in Boston than the rooftop pool scene. Though the suite of options are a mix of day passes/cabana rentals and guest-only access (I mean, is there a better reason for a one-night hotel stay in the city?) – it’s worth doing a little research to find the perfect spot for a refreshing swim followed by a late lunch poolside.
Feel the Ocean Breeze
As one might expect, water views abound in Boston’s rooftop scene. There’s just something about sailboats criss-crossing on the horizon that is quintessential summer in New England. A couple of our favorite ocean-adjacent spots are in – appropriately – the Seaport: Legal Harborside and the Lookout Tavern atop the Envoy Hotel.
Take It All In
If the view itself is your top priority, head on up to one of these next-level scenic rooftop destinations. From hip hotel hangouts like Deck12 at Yotel Boston in the Seaport to waterfront decks like Pier 6 near the Charlestown Navy Yard, we’ve got you covered with all the best open-air views the city has to offer.
Sure, venturing out into the world can be great fun, but sometimes being in your own space is just as nice. Whether you’re looking to create a cozy getaway to dig into your summer reading or gunning to be an envied invite for friends and family — check out these imaginative ways to transform your outdoor space into something truly remarkable.