Five for Friday is a regular Solomon McCown blog feature in which one of our PR pros shares five of their favorite hobbies, passions, or interests. This week, we hear from Account Coordinator Alex Nickel-Milstone, photographed here with her boyfriend.

I’ve been lucky enough to call Boston my home for the past five years. I went to college here and am now working full-time in my favorite city. This city has so much to offer, especially in the warm summer months. I love exploring new parts of the city and finding new activities to try with friends! Here are my top five favorite activities to do in and around the city in the summer:

  1. Go to a Red Sox game

I’ve been a Boston/New England sports fan my whole life, so baseball season is one of the best times of the year for me. It doesn’t get much better than Fenway Park – a fun atmosphere, good drinks, and of course the Fenway Franks. What more could you want?! Just watch out for the occasional Yankee fan…

  1. Boston Harbor sunset cruise

You can’t go wrong with a cruise of the Harbor, with the outline of the Boston skyline against a sunset backdrop. The sunset harbor cruise is a fun, relaxing way to see Boston from a new perspective while enjoying a night of dancing, and some good food!

  1. Kayak on the Charles River

On a beautiful day, this is the perfect summer activity. Walking alongside the river is fun, but there’s nothing that compares to being on the water and paddling by the Boston sites, including local colleges and the Esplanade (a great picnic spot!). And of course, it’s another perspective of the beautiful Boston skyline.

  1. Walking through Boston Public Garden

Simple, but a classic. When the flowers are in full bloom, it’s a beautiful place for an afternoon walk. Plus, you can ride in the Swan Boats so that’s a bonus! If you walk through at night, the bridge is lit up and it’s a gorgeous spot. It can be so quiet and peaceful, it makes you forget you’re in a crowded, noisy city!

  1. Castle Island

At the very least, make sure you go to Sullivan’s and try the lobster bisque. Besides the delicious food, Castle Island offers a variety of activities for a summer day. You can walk along the boardwalk/beach and see the city off in the distance, picnic near Fort Independence, or watch the boats passing by and airplanes taking off up above. If you’re looking for a good workout, the Pleasure Bay jogging loop is about two miles long, or for a more relaxed pace, take a stroll along Castle Island’s one-mile-long loop.