by The Batch Yard Team

10 Things To Do Within 10 Minutes of The Batch Yard

One of the best parts about living at The Batch Yard apartments in Everett is that it offers all the benefits of big city living without actually having to live in the big city. There is so much to do within just a few miles of The Batch Yard that you’ll never get bored. And when you’ve had your fill of activities, you can retreat to your semi-urban oasis. Here are 10 fun things to do within 10 minutes of the property:

Get cannolis at Mike’s Pastry in the North End

Few things are as iconic in Boston as getting fresh cannolis at Mike’s Pastry in the North End. Everything is made on the premises, so fill up one of the shop’s blue and white boxes and take some tasty treats to go.

A sunny afternoon at Revere Beach

Summer is the perfect time to visit Revere Beach, America’s first public beach, located only six miles from The Batch Yard. Spend a day playing in the sand and surf or stop by for the annual Sand Sculpting Festival, which takes place July 18-20 this year.

An IMAX at the Museum of Science

The Museum of Science in nearby Cambridge has a plethora of exhibits, but one of the best parts of the museum is its IMAX theater, which shows educational and fun films for the whole family. Showtimes vary and tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (60+) and $8 for kids (ages 3-11).

The ballet at the Boston Opera House

Located in the heart of the Theatre District, the Boston Opera House is one of the most beautiful venues in the city. Take in such classics as The Nutcracker and Swan Lake performed this fall and winter by the Boston Ballet.

Speaker series at the Microsoft NERD Center

Boston’s tech scene is booming and there are few places better to get involved than at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge. From tech breakfasts and speakers to WordPress meet-ups and workshops galore, there’s always something going on.

A flick at Kendall Square Cinema

If you’re seeking the best independent and foreign films, look no further than the Kendall Square Cinema. It gets the best movies you’ve likely never heard of, often hosts special events and plays films late at night on the weekends.

Drinks at Drink on Congress

Craft cocktails are all the rage these days, but when Drink first opened in Fort Point, it was one of the only games in town. And the bartenders still serve some of the best beverages in Boston.

Culture and arts at the ICA at the Seaport

Take in one of the Institute for Contemporary Art’s rotating exhibits or permanent collection at this stunning seaside museum. Take advantage of the free admission on Thursdays from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. or stop by for one of the special events going on this summer.

Fashion + deck dining at LouisBoston and Sam’s

Shop luxury clothing at LouisBoston, which was founded in the city in the late 1800s, then grab a meal at Sam’s overlooking the harbor.

Visit the Frog Pond at Boston Common

In summer, you can take a spin on the carousel or cool off in the spray pool at the Frog Pond on the Boston Common. In winter, you can lace up your skates and take a spin around the frozen pond. Either way, you’ll be enjoying some of the best Boston has to offer.

At The Batch Yard, you can enjoy all the benefits of living in the big city while still being able to retreat back to your cozy home away from the commotion at the end of the day.