Summer in Boston

Boston Ranked #1 U.S. Summer Vacation SpotSummer is a great time to explore Boston, Massachusetts. Affectionately known as "America's Walking City," you can stroll the city's sidewalks, wander its abundance of green parks, or just people-watch at one of the many outdoor cafes.

Don't miss the Boston Pops when they ring in the season with the 4th of July celebration on the Charles River Esplanade. Shoppers will love Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the high-end boutiques on Newbury Street. For sports fans, catching a Red Sox game at Fenway Park is a must when you're in Boston.

North of Boston and on Cape Cod, picturesque New England beaches are frequented by locals and visitors alike, and the colonial towns hum with the bustle of eager explorers.

When the sun goes down, ideal temperatures make for a hot nightlife in the city's restaurants, bars and clubs.

That's Boston in the summertime. The city at its best and brightest with plenty of summer deals to help you do it on a budget!

Summer Weather

Month Avg  High Avg  Low Avg  Precipitation
 June  77  59  3.2"
 July  82  66  3"
 August  80  65  3.4"


What to Wear

Bostonians dress smartly and simply. Prepare for hot and humid days and cool nights.

Day: If you're touring, wear comfy sneakers or sandals for walking. Shorts and T-shirts are common. Bring sunglasses or a hat. Most tourist venues don't have dress codes, but check to be sure.

Evening: Consider your agenda; the theater tends to be dressier and some upscale restaurants require jackets.

Things to Do

Museum of Fine Arts
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Multicultural Collage
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Blue Admit one tickets
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Illuminus Light Festival
Free Things to Do Boston offers an abundance of free activities for everyone.
Joyful Noise at Sanders Theatre
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sports and recreation
Sports & Recreation Boston offers a wide array of recreational opportunities  for everyone
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Nightlife If you enjoy a lively night-on-the-town or simply sitting cozy at a piano bar -...
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Trip Ideas Check out these sample itineraries to help guide your visit to Boston and beyond.

Upcoming Events

Head of the Charles Regatta 2018
Oct 21
Since its origin in 1965, the Head Of The Charles® Regatta has welcomed the world's...
Holly Near w/ Tammy Hall & Jan Martinelli
Oct 21
As Holly Near celebrates her first album in three years, Peace Becomes You, she’s...
Music for Food Boston
Oct 21
Join us for the opening concert of our Boston season! All concert donations will...
Wachusett Mountain OktoberFest
Oct 21
This is the season for beautiful foliage, tasty beer and camaraderie among friends!...
An Evening with Author Therese Anne Fowler
Oct 23
This October, The Lenox Hotel will host an evening with author Therese Anne Fowler....
Sip & Savor: Get to Know Nebbiolo
Oct 23
If you’re not familiar with Nebbiolo then you’re missing out on some superb Italian...
Pizza with the Pros: Rob Ninkovich and Jarvis Green
Oct 24
Join us each month at La Pizza & La Pasta for an exciting event series as...
The Wombats
Oct 24
Venue & Event Info: Door Time: 7:00pm Show Time: 8:00pm All Ages *All support...
Boston Public Market's Third Annual Harvest Party
Oct 25
Come share an evening with the Boston Public Market community! Proceeds support the...
Russell Malone Quartet
Oct 25
Join Scullers Jazz Club as they welcome the Russell Malone Quartet! Russell Malone...
4th Annual Halloween Thriller
Oct 27
As it does every year, the annual Halloween Thriller is coming to the Hard Rock in...
Halloween Pet Parade
Oct 27
Join us on Saturday, October 27 in the West End for our annual Halloween Pet Parade...
Howl-O-Ween Costume Party
Oct 27
WHAT: Show off your favorite four-legged friend’s spooktacular costume at the...
Harpoon Halloween Party 2018
Oct 31
Join us for a Halloween party at the Harpoon Beer Hall! Get creative and win big in...
Richard Marx
Oct 31
As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long...
32nd Annual Boston Christmas Festival
Nov 2 - 4
Jumpstart your holiday shopping at this annual, award-winning show! The Boston...
3rd Annual Wachusett Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Nov 4
3rd Annual Food Truck Festival presented by the Food Truck Festivals of America....
Lewis Black: The Joke's on Us Tour
Nov 9
LEWIS BLACK, GRAMMY Award-winning, stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific...
Fenway Hurling Classic
Nov 18
The popular Irish sport of hurling will return to Fenway Park with a four-team...