Best Places to Play Outdoor Games in New Orleans and Boston
The summer is upon us, and it’s time to get everyone outside. Pack up your grills, your blankets and your bocce ball sets and get out there. If there’s two things we at Sea Turtle Sports would consider ourselves experts on, it’s outdoor fun and where to hang out in the cities members of our team are from. We will start with New Orleans and Boston. We decided to combine all this expertise into the first edition of our summer guide for the best places to play outdoor games and hang out with friends.
The Fly - Located on the Mississippi, behind the Audubon Zoo, this waterfront portion of Audubon park has become a hotspot for relaxation enthusiasts. During the school year, these fields are crawling with college students, but the summertime has more of a family vibe. It’s the perfect place to have a barbeque get together, or just to throw a frisbee with a couple of friends.
City Park - This sprawling park surrounds the New Orleans Museum of Art in Mid City. The park boasts an impressive sculpture garden, miles of jogging paths, and water activities including kayaking, paddleboating, and even gondola rides. It’s got something for everyone, and even hosts a mini amusement park in the summer months.
Bay St Louis - Just an hour outside the city lies the great beach town of Bay St Louis, Mississippi. The vibrant community has made a full comeback after Hurricane Katrina, and now boasts some of the best beaches in the Gulf South. The beach is perfect for cookouts, tanning sessions, and, you guessed it, Beach Bocce Ball. So come down to escape the humidity.
Boston Common - Right in the heart of the city, this 50 acre park offers an oasis away from the urban grind. The sprawling fields are perfect for get togethers of every kind. Plus the idea of playing bocce ball in the oldest park in the country has to get even the most casual of history enthusiasts excited.
Nantasket Beach - Do yourself a favor, and take the Greenbush commuter rail down to this summer getaway. Along with the 7 miles of beach, Nantasket also boasts a carousel, and a mini-golf course. With this much sand, even on the most crowded of days, you’ll be able to find a spot to set up your own relaxation zone. Expert Tip: The further down the peninsula that is Hull you go, the more space you’ll have to yourself.
Boston Harbor Islands - Let’s get nautical! Pack your things, and hop on a ferry to any of the Boston Harbor Islands. There’s no shortage of areas to play games, picnic, hike or swim. Out here, it’s easy to imagine you’re on a tropical island, despite the short commute. The old abandon prisons on George’s island are great to explore for the more adventurous types.