Peaceful Places: Boston

December 1, 2011  
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121 Tranquil Sites in the City and Beyond

By Lynn Schweikart

Living in the fast paced city of Boston can make each day exciting, but occasionally, a break from the hustle and bustle is needed. Inside “Peaceful Places: Boston,” author Lynn Schweikart helps Boston residents and visitors to the city find the tranquility they are seeking.

“Peaceful Places: Boston” is the fifth installment in the innovative and rapidly expanding new series of guides to serenity in the top metro areas across the country. This unique guidebook reveals 121 of the most peaceful sites in the city. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Beacon Hill, Jamaica Pond, Uptown Espresso Caffe, and Franklin Square are just a few of the author’s diverse choices for a little respite. Plus, Schweikart highlights escapes for day trips and overnight excursions beyond the city’s borders.

Most locations listed in the guide are free and many are accessible via public transportation. “Peaceful Places: Boston” is conveniently organized by categories including: Enchanting Walks, Historic Sites, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Habitats, Parks & Gardens, Quiet Tables, Reading Rooms, Scenic Vistas, Shops & Services, Spiritual Enclaves and Urban Surprises.

For nearly 40 years, Boston resident Lynn Schweikart has nurtured an unabashed love affair with her adopted city. She loves wandering around its varied neighborhoods, returning to favorite haunts and discovering new places.

A marketing communications specialist, writer and brand storyteller, Schweikart has been the recipient of numerous national and regional advertising creative awards. She also writes the blogs  Savoring the Seasons and Peaceful Places Boston.

As someone who’s spent her career in the high-pressure, fast-paced advertising world, she recognizes the restorative power that comes from moments of peacefulness and serenity. She enjoys travel, cooking, music, bird watching, storytelling, kayaking, cheering on the Red Sox and singing with the women’s’ chorus Voices From The Heart. She’s particularly fond of relaxing with her journal, camera, watercolors and binoculars amidst the marshes near Plum Island Sound.

Schweikart holds a B. A. in sociology from Northwestern University. She divides her time between Boston and her vacation home on the New Hampshire seacoast.


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