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Workbar's Guide to Summer in Boston

Experience the perfect blend of productivity and summer fun at Workbar. Our dynamic coworking spaces offer not only a great place to work but also access to a vibrant community and exciting activities.

This summer, take advantage of the outdoor activities available around every Workbar location. Whether you’re into hiking, biking, or simply enjoying a leisurely walk in the park, you’ll find plenty of options to unwind and stay active. After a productive day, indulge in the local culinary delights. Each Workbar is situated near an array of fantastic eateries, from trendy cafes to gourmet restaurants, ensuring you’ll always have great food options just a short stroll away.

At Workbar, we believe balancing work and play is key to a fulfilling and productive summer. Join us and make the most of your workdays with our inviting spaces and the vibrant surroundings that beckon you to explore and enjoy.

Here’s a guide on how to crush summer at Workbar, with personalized lunch recommendations from all of our Community Managers.


Workbar Downtown

    • Boston Common and Public Garden: Just a short walk away, enjoy a leisurely stroll, a picnic, or a Swan Boat ride in these iconic green spaces.
    • Freedom Trail: Immerse yourself in history by walking the 2.5-mile trail that starts at Boston Common and winds through the city.
    • Newbury Street: Explore this famous street for shopping, dining, and people-watching in the heart of Boston
    • Rachel’s Recommendation: The Tatte Bakery and Cafe right near our location has great patio seating!

Workbar Back Bay

    • Copley Square: Visit this bustling square to explore the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, and numerous shops and cafes.
    • Boston Public Garden: Take a relaxing walk through the nation's oldest botanical garden, known for its beautiful landscaping and swan boats.
    • Newbury Street: Enjoy a wide variety of dining and shopping options in this popular area.
    • Catie’s Recommendation: Grab lunch from Dig Inn and find a shady spot to enjoy.

Workbar Cambridge

    • Charles River Esplanade: Perfect for kayaking, paddleboarding, or simply relaxing by the river with stunning views of the Boston skyline.
    • Harvard Square: Discover eclectic shops, diverse eateries, and vibrant street performances in this bustling cultural hub.
    • MIT Museum: Engage with cutting-edge exhibits and the latest in technology and innovation.
    • Lauren’s Recommendation: Go to LifeAlive Cafe! Their ingredients are so fresh and great for summer lunch. Bring it back and eat it on the gorgeous patio. 

Workbar Arlington

    • Spy Pond Park: Ideal for kayaking, picnicking, and enjoying the playground with family and friends.
    • Minuteman Bikeway: This popular trail is perfect for biking, running, or walking, with beautiful scenery along the way. And, there's an entrance right outside of our location!
    • Arlington Reservoir Beach: A great spot for swimming and sunbathing on hot summer days.
    • Christopher’s Recommendation: Town Tavern has great seating outside.

Workbar Burlington

    • Simonds Park: Swim in the community pool, play sports, or have a picnic in this well-equipped park.
    • Mill Pond Conservation Area: Enjoy hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing in this peaceful natural setting.
    • Burlington Mall: Shop to your heart’s content or dine at a variety of restaurants in this popular shopping destination.
    • Dan’s Recommendation: Check out Tavern in the Square in Burlington!

Workbar Needham

    • Needham Town Forest: Hike or walk through scenic trails, enjoy birdwatching, and have a picnic surrounded by nature.
    • Charles River Peninsula: Rent a kayak or canoe and explore the river, or enjoy a peaceful nature walk.
    • Cutler Park: Located right across the street from Workbar Needham, Cutler Park offers beautiful scenery and walking trails around a lake.
    • Linda’s Recommendation: Farm Grille and Rotisserie has delicious, fresh food! Bring it in and eat in the gorgeous outdoor picnic area!

Workbar Framingham

    • Callahan State Park: Hike, bike, or go horseback riding on the extensive trail network, and have a picnic in the scenic park.
    • Garden in the Woods: Explore beautiful native plant gardens and take guided tours to learn more about conservation efforts.
    • Framingham Farmers Market: Shop for fresh local produce and handmade goods, and enjoy live music.
    • Schae’s Recommendation: Zaftigs! They close off part of the parking lot for outdoor seating in the summer. 

Workbar Quincy

    • Quincy Shores Reservation: Swim, sunbathe, and hike along the scenic trails of this beautiful beach area.
    • Adams National Historical Park: Take guided tours of the historic homes and learn about the Adams family’s legacy.
    • Wollaston Beach: Enjoy beachfront dining, swimming, and walking along the 4-mile promenade.
    • Melinda’s Recommendation: Little Duck is my favorite!

Workbar Salem

    • Salem Maritime National Historic Site: Discover Salem's rich maritime history through guided tours and explore Derby Wharf.
    • Peabody Essex Museum: View diverse art collections and special summer exhibits at one of the country's oldest continuously operating museums.
    • Salem Witch Museum: Learn about the history of the Salem Witch Trials through engaging exhibits and presentations.
    • Amy’s Recommendation: Eat outside at Rockerfella’s!

Workbar Woburn

    • Horn Pond: Enjoy walking and hiking trails, kayaking, and wildlife viewing in this scenic area.
    • Woburn Country Club: Play a round of golf or practice your swing at the driving range.
    • Library Park: Participate in outdoor sports, let the kids play on the playground, or attend community events and concerts.
    • Eric’s Recommendation: Mike's Pizza is awesome for lunch and has an ice cream shop right next door.

Whether you’re looking to stay active, enjoy great food, or immerse yourself in history and culture, each Workbar location offers unique summer activities that cater to every interest. Join us and make the most of your summer, both at work and beyond!