Three Great Bike Rides to Go On Near Boston

Bike Trails near Salem MA

If you want to find new things to do in Boston, you're in luck- our city offers a nearly endless supply of places to see and fun things to try. One way to have fun while improving your health & fitness is to explore one of the many fantastic bike trails near Boston. If you're not sure where to go, here are three ideas for free bike trails near … [Read more...]

Boston Restaurants: Visit the Silvertone for a Great Meal

silvertone bar and grill

Here at Hawthorne Commons, we're big fans of great food. We love sharing great Boston restaurants and our favorite recipes with our residents, and we've got another great restaurant for you to check out! It's called the Silvertone Bar and Grill, and they offer primarily American-style comfort food. From their Shepherds Pie to their macaroni and … [Read more...]

Green Living Tips: Keep Cool Without the AC

tips for keeping cool this summer

We've mentioned before how you can use green living tips to lower your heating bills during our chilly Salem winters, but did you know that you can use green living tips to lower your cooling bills during the warm summer months as well? Here are a few ideas you can use to keep your apartment cool using less AC this summer! Only open your windows … [Read more...]

Getting Home From Vacation? Do These Three Things First

apartment living tips

We're always finding and sharing ideas for new things to do around town in our blog, but for one reason or another, you're probably going to find yourself needing to go out of town at some point. When you do, you'll probably have a long list of things to do when you get back, but here are three apartment living tips you might want to make time for when … [Read more...]

Get a Meal at the Boston Common Frog Pond Cafe


We feature a lot of great things to do in Boston in our blog, but few things seem to be quite as popular as posts about Boston restaurants, pubs, and other places where you can go to find great food and drinks. There's something about food that brings people together, and if you're looking for meet up for a meal with friends or family while you're … [Read more...]

Get One of Boston’s Best Burgers at 80 Thoreau

80 thoreau

There are a variety of tasty Boston restaurants to experience, but one that you definitely don’t want to miss out on is 80 Thoreau. This popular establishment is known for serving one of the best burgers in all of Boston. 80 Thoreau also serves a myriad of other invigorating menu options including but certainly not limited to: Pan Fried … [Read more...]

Have a Drink and Paint a Masterpiece at a Local Paint Nite

paint nite in Salem MA

There are plenty of fun things to do in Salem such as taking in a new movie and enjoying a tasty meal in town. But if you are looking for something unique to experience, consider sipping a cocktail and painting a masterpiece at Paint Nite in Salem. The concept is simple but that doesn’t mean that the event is anything short of exciting. Here's what you … [Read more...]

Workout Tips to Get You In Shape This Summer

Exercise tips

We are proud to offer Salem apartments with a fitness center so you can keep yourself healthy and fit without having to travel more than just a couple minutes from your own front door. There are no membership fees to pay and no sign up requirements. We’ve put together some workout tips you can use to make the most of your time in our apartment … [Read more...]

Casual Yet Refined Dining: Bin 26 Enoteca Restaurant

bin 26 enoteca

There's a great dining option on Charles Street in Boston that you can try the next time you're in the center city area. Give Bin 26 Enoteca a try for some classic Italian dishes served in a convivial atmosphere found near Boston Common. Bin 26 Enoteca offers lunch and dinner from Monday through Saturday and is open for dinner on Sundays. Whether … [Read more...]

Join In the Juneteenth Celebration at the MFA This Year

juneteenth celebration in boston

Looking for fun and festive activities to take part in this summer in Boston? The Juneteenth Celebration will be held at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts on June 18. Consider attending this event to celebrate a day of historical significance to the United States. The Juneteenth Celebration celebrates the day that slavery was announced as abolished in the United … [Read more...]