Fun things to do, Sober, in East Boston
Often, folks who have completed a sobriety treatment and transitioned into a sober home find themselves wondering about things they can do for fun and entertainment living a sober lifestyle. For those in the East Boston area, here are a few suggestions you may not have thought about…
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation
Part of successful sober living is having fun and staying healthy. With this you can accomplish both. For an easy hike with scenic views, visit Boston’s last remaining salt marsh with unique plants and wildlife along paths to the observation tower. Just past the Orient Heights T-station you’ll find a parking lot with room for more than 30 vehicles (or you can bike over). It’s an urban nature preserve and public recreation area protecting 188 acres. The reservation consists of about 3/4 mile of well groomed paths leading to a 3-story observation tower (requires a little climb) which offers unique views of downtown.
Admission is always free to this seasonal exhibition space in a former copper pipe and sheet metal facility in the Boston shipyard and marina. The 15,000-square-foot features a gallery highlighting the history of the shipyard and broader East Boston and the Harbor Room, a space for gathering and education projects that leads to an outdoor plaza overlooking Boston Harbor and the skyline. It was inaugurated with two works of artist Diana Thater, which illuminated the Watershed with colored light and moving-image projections that reflect on the fragility of the natural world. You can check out their calendar to see what exhibits are being displayed currently. Whether you are already a fan of art or someone looking to add new experiences to your sober lifestyle, this is an option you’ll enjoy.
One of East Boston’s most famous restaurants (probably THE most famous), this authentic Italian pizzeria was established in 1903 and has been the recipient of many accolades, including Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston Award 13 times. The family-owned restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff and you can get more than just pies. It serves lamb, steak, and sausage skewers, cooked fresh over an indoor grill. It’s located at 111 Chelsea Street, East Boston, MA 02128 and it makes for a great sober night out.
Piers Park Sailing Center
Located on the waterfront at 95 Marginal St. in East Boston, Piers Park Sailing Center is a nonprofit community sailing center dedicated to providing recreational, educational, and personal growth opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. There are all about empowering participants around a stronger community and individual and family wellness, so it’s a perfect activity for anyone striving to maintain a sober and healthy lifestyle.
Technically in Orient Heights, it’s an easy trip from East Boston. It’s a city beach, not a tropical or Cape Cod advertisement beach, but there are some opportunities for an interesting visit. Aside from great plane watching, it’s other amenities are a bathhouse, tennis and handball courts, a baseball field, a picnic area, a concession stand, and a playground. No alcohol is allowed on the beach, so that’s perfect. But, just know that there are no pets allowed either, so don’t plan on walking your dog there.
No matter what you decide to do, enjoy yours sobriety and and enjoy yourself!