Discover the city of Somerville, just northwest of Boston. With the presence of Tufts, Harvard, and other prominent universities nearby, the city has a strong college contingency that keeps things hip, young, and lively. Good eats are within reach, and there’s no shortage of great cafés and bars.
The Kasasa Rewards Rush makes its way to Somerville this week as part of Community Credit Union’s Kasasa Block Party. With a city like Somerville, there’s so much to do that we needed a little guidance. So we asked our friends at CCU to suggest some of their favorite picks.
And if you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, head down to the Kasasa Block Party on Saturday, September 19th. You’ll enjoy free food, music, and a chance to grab some cool rewards at the Kasasa Rewards Rush truck!
1. Reserve A Seat At Posto.
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“Amore at first bite,” says The Boston Herald of Posto. This “modern interpretation of a classic Italian pizzeria” in Davis Square specializes in pizza and craft cocktails. There really doesn’t seem to be a bad item on the menu — the restaurant gets rave reviews for their food, and it’s cited as a good spot to take a date. Add to that the ability to make reservations via Open Table, and you’ve got a convenient and rewarding dinner out in Somerville.
2. Explore Davis Square.
There are so many rewarding things to do in Davis Square, it’s hard to pick just one. If nothing else, you can walk off dinner and enjoy the great people watching. Or, grab after-dinner drinks at Saloon — a speakeasy-style bar that specializes in old-time cocktails. If it’s more of a coffee evening, try Diesel Café — people rave about their iced coffee and salted caramel latte.
3. Take A Trip To LEGOLAND® Discovery Center.
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Who doesn’t love LEGOs®? If you’re a kid or a kid at heart, you’re in luck — there’s a LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Somerville. Learn building tips from experts, ride LEGO rides, or check out their 4D cinema. You can also visit MINILAND, where you’ll see Somerville and Boston buildings built from LEGOS! According to their site, you can save a little if you buy advanced tickets online.
4. Find Out What All The Fluff Is About.
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In Somerville in 1917, Archibald Query invented Fluff — a marshmallow creme that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, especially on sandwiches (combine with peanut butter to make a “fluffernutter”). Some folks love Fluff so much that they hold an annual festival that’s now in its 10th year. Check out the Fluff Festival on September 26th, and enjoy live music, food (with Fluff and without), games, and other antics for all ages.
5. Take In The View At The Prospect Hill Monument.
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Prospect Hill offers a fascinating history to discover, as it was valued for its strategic location during the American Revolution and Civil War. The Prospect Hill Monument is a 42-foot structure commemorating the soldiers who fought in these wars, and the park where it stands offers a breathtaking view of the city. Take in the scenery of Somerville, Boston and the surrounding area. Go up by yourself and bring a book, picnic with friends, or take a date.