Best Of 2005

Best Parking Lot for Roller-Skating: State Road Plaza

Everyone knows that the best time to roller-skate is after midnight. Unfortunately, most roller-skating rinks - with their boy-band-dominated soundtracks, lack of liquor, and early closing times - just don't cut it. But State Road Plaza unknowingly does. The football-field-sized parking lot is a smooth sea of pavement, perfect for a skate under the stars. The freedom to travel in more than one mind-numbing direction is liberating. Since it's lined by abandoned shops, getting stopped by the cops isn't a worry. And you can even provide your own soundtrack - just crank up your car stereo and roll down the windows.