With Spring around the corner and people renewing their health and wellness goals, Boston is the place to get back into shape. The city offers beautiful urban parks, greenways, and paths to inspire us to go outside and get active.
Whether you're a road runner, a cyclist looking to explore the city, or a kayaker craving the river, Boston offers outdoor fitness, recreation and adventure. With the weather getting warmer, and many indoor gyms closed, it's the perfect time to renew your spirit and work on your body and mind.
Our Favorite Outdoor Fitness Spots in Boston
Our Revere Hotel concierge, a runner and local expert, has put together a list of our favorite outdoor workout spots in Boston, from beach yoga to park bootcamps. Pack your sneakers and headphones and hit the streets, paths, and neighborhoods of Boston for some safe (and free) outdoor fitness.
Located along the Charles River, the Esplanade is a beautiful waterfront park with tennis courts, ball fields, boat docks and rentals, and recreation areas. The park is a great place for runners with scenic views of the river and Cambridge. The Exercise Course at the Esplanade has outdoor gym equipment for body weight exercises, such as pull ups and stretching.
Rose Kennedy Greenway
This string of urban parks stretches across Boston with beautiful gardens, green spaces, plazas, promenades and public art through Chinatown, the Financial District, the Waterfront, and North End neighborhoods. In the spring, the greenway is the perfect place for running, walking, or outdoor meditation. This summer, the Greenway Fitness Program offers outdoor fitness, yoga, and cardio dance classes and strength and conditioning workouts in the parks Monday through Thursday and Saturday.
Back Bay Fens
Surrounded by Boston's best cultural attractions, the Back Bay Fens is an eclectic mix of formal and community gardens, ball fields, memorials and paths. This beautiful park, part of the Emerald Necklace, offers scenic areas and trails for outdoor activities. The perimeter of the Fens offers an easy 1.5 mile loop for runners.
Boston Common and Boston Public Garden
Located at the south end of Freedom Trail, Historic Boston Common and the Public Garden are downtown Boston's playgrounds. These parks offer grassy fields for workouts and yoga and paved paths for running, walking and biking. The streets outlining the Common and the Public Garden form a 2-mile running track. Boston Common also offers softball fields for pick-up games in the spring and summer.
Commonwealth Avenue Mall - A Perfect Run
If you love Back Bay brownstones, then the Commonwealth Ave. Mall is the perfect running path. Stretching past grassy patches and parks, the urban path is lined with tall trees and blooms in the spring and summer and lets you check out Boston's most beautiful homes and historic architecture.
A Boston Common Hotel
Steps from Boston Common, with its beautiful gardens and greenery, Revere Hotel offers a relaxing haven in downtown. We're surrounded by Boston's most historic and scenic parks, running paths, waterfront promenades and outdoor gyms. It's easy to find the perfect place for running and biking, outdoor workouts, and yoga and fitness classes.
The Revere Hotel Boston Common offers luxury rooms and suites with original art, modern furnishings, and city views so you eye your outdoor attitude adjustment. Our boutique hotel features a fitness center, which reopens with reservations, and a seasonal rooftop deck for morning yoga with views of the Back Bay.
At Revere Hotel Boston Common, your health and wellness are key. We ensure enhanced cleaning and sanitizing and social distancing throughout the hotel and our restaurants. We are an uncommon hotel with a bold spirit designed for travelers who love the balance of urban energy and outdoor activity.
Plan your springtime travels with the Park and Stay Special with free parking and a late check-out so you can explore Boston your way. You'll be able get in that last morning run through the famed streets of Boston.