How do we love Boston summers? Let us count the ways. For starters, it’s no longer snowsuit season. For another, people actually smile -- something we’re not always known for. But mostly, it’s the time for feather-light clothing, barbecues, outdoor workouts, and alfresco happy hours -- down by the water, ideally. If you think you’ve seen and done all the things that make Boston summer great, we’ve got 50 tips for taking every aspect of the season to the next level (yes, we liked to count).
21. We love it when older New England motels experience a rebirth. The totally revamped Cliff House in Ogunquit, Maine, is slated to reopen this August and is taking reservations now. (Also, you might have guessed this, but it’s on a cliff.)