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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Joyful Noise at Sanders Theatre
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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
Foxboro MA Gillette Stadium
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3 girls shopping
Shopping Shopping in Boston and Cambridge is an event in itself, and there's plenty to...
Night Club people  lights
Nightlife If you enjoy a lively night-on-the-town or simply sitting cozy at a piano bar -...
outdoor enthusiast cycling
Trip Ideas Check out these sample itineraries to help guide your visit to Boston and beyond.

Upcoming Events

Holiday Bacchanal Dinner
Dec 19
Fairmont Copley Plaza will again host Boston's most luxurious affair of the season....
Los Lobos
Dec 19 - 20
“We’re a Mexican American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most...
Moscow Ballet Dove of Peace Tour
Dec 19
Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian...
Urban Nutcracker
Dec 20 - 30
Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington. Hip-hop and ballet. Urban Nutcracker is a classic...
Lions and Tigers and Beers, Oh My!
Dec 21
Grab a fermented ale of choice as you join us for Zoo New England’s Conservation...
Sip & Savor: Historic Wines from the Heart of Italy
Dec 21
Discover the historic wines from the heart of Italy, known as the Papal States until...
Macy Gray
Dec 22
Rubies hold a special place amongst the world’s rarest natural treasures. The most...
Gingerbread House Workshop with Jennifer Lee
Dec 23
All kits will be 100% free of all top 10 major allergens, as well as the candy which...
Emmanuel Music: Britten, Ceremony of Carols,Op.28
Dec 24
This work is a culmination of the Christmas Eve service at Emmanuel Church in the...
Boston Wine Festival
Jan 11 - Mar 29, 2019
The Boston Wine Festival features an all-star lineup of intimate winemaker hosted...
Celebrate! with Benkadi Drum and Dance
Jan 21, 2019
The multicultural Benkadi Drum and Dance group returns to perform new dances...
11th Annual Taste of Chocolate Weekend
Jan 25 - 27, 2019
Harvard Square establishments pull out all the stops to celebrate all things...
11th Annual “Some Like It Hot” Chili Cook Off
Feb 2, 2019
The illustrious 11th Annual “Some Like it Hot” Chili Cook-off returns to Harvard...
Celebrate! with Tanglewood Marionettes - The Dragon King
Feb 9, 2019
Journey below the sea in this story of fantasy, courage and wonder from Chinese...
Chinese New Year Parade
Feb 17, 2019
Celebrate the Year of the Pig in Boston's Chinatown with the annual Chinese New Year...
Celebrate! with Flying Ship Productions - Rosa's Ride
Feb 20, 2019
This moving production with original songs, inspirational scenes, and exciting...
Bourbon & Bacon Fest
Mar 9 - 10, 2019
Taste your way through a spectacular array of specialty bourbons and unique whiskeys...
Professor Brian Cox
May 3, 2019
Taking audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and...
June Day Parade
Jun 3, 2019 - Jun 1, 2020
Bring the family to the largest military parade on the East Coast! Each year on the...
Boston Jazz Fest
Aug 30 - 31, 2019
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