Summer Gems

Spend your summer right with these summer getaways

Do you often find yourself bored and unsure of what to do on your summer vacation? Are you tired of doing the same activities? Well look no further, because here are some hidden gems of summer that you should check out!

The first location is appealing to those who love the performing arts and often find themselves stumped on what to do on a rainy summer afternoon. The Company Theatre in Norwell is a quality establishment where you can see professional and recreational plays and musicals for a fraction of the price of what you would pay at the Boston Opera House. The theatre’s summer season includes one of the most well known musicals, “Les Miserables,” featuring AHS grads Jess Golden and Katie Beckvold of the Class of 2011. Each ticket is less than $40, which is a bargain compared to other local and professional theaters. Junior Alessandra Vento states, “It’s nice how they get so many talented actors that perform such amazing shows.”

The next location can be found right down the street (1209 Bedford St. Rte 18) from the high school. For those with a knack for ceramics, South Shore Pottery Shop is a place where the whole family can get together and create beautiful works of pottery from an endless choice of pre-sculpted bowls, cups, plates, and other knick knacks. They even offer teen nights, so you can meet new friends and create!

Feel the need to take a walk through history? Burial Hill in Plymouth is the perfect place to do just that. Even though the graveyard atmosphere may spook you at first, after a few minutes the names on the gravestones will intrigue you. One of the most notable figures buried here is William Bradford, the first governor of Plymouth Colony. Despite the scariness, a few minutes spent in this graveyard could turn into the perfect summer stroll. And it’s right down the street from the shops and restaurants in Plymouth Harbor.

The final summer getaway is the perfect place to go on a sunny day. Among the colorful beach houses in Scituate Harbor, you will find a small yet beautiful lighthouse that is open to year round visits. This is an ideal location for a summer photo-op, or just a quiet stroll near the calm waters of the harbor.  Between the gorgeous flowers and the friendly people, the Scituate Light House is a great place to go when you need a break.

Now stop complaining and start exploring. Happy Summer!