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

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Performing Arts & Entertainment Boston's cultural calendar is seemingly infinite. Mellow jazz clubs, rock...
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Cross Cultural Boston Explore cross cultural events, festivals, exhibitions, sightseeing trails and...
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Save on Attractions While visiting Boston, consider one of the attraction passes that offer discounts...
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Free Things to Do Boston offers an abundance of free activities for everyone.
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Calendar of Events The full calendar of events in Boston include sporting events, festivals, holiday...
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Sports & Recreation Boston offers a wide array of recreational opportunities  for everyone
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Professional Sports Boston IS Titletown.  Each of our storied franchises has won a championship in...
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Shopping Shopping in Boston and Cambridge is an event in itself, and there's plenty to...
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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

Brewing PEM
Aug 16
Join us outside on the garden walkway to drink craft beer and hard cider inspired by...
Dine Out Boston
Aug 16 - 17
Dine Out Boston is brought to you by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors...
Samuel Adams After Hours: Black Harbor Stout & BBQ
Aug 16
Join us Thursday, August 16 for this month’s rendition of After Hours at the Samuel...
Free Fun Friday at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Aug 17
Enjoy free admission to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum on...
Free Fun Friday at Old State House
Aug 17
Enjoy free admission to the Old State House on August 17! Free Fun Fridays was...
Summer Concerts at Georges Island
Aug 18
On select Saturdays in July and August, take a ferry ride out to beautiful Georges...
Wicked Good Festival
Aug 18
88.9 WERS is proud to present a Wicked Good Festival, featuring FREE performances...
Concerts in the Courtyard: Liz Vice
Aug 22
Liz Vice finds your heartstrings and weaves them into a gorgeous tapestry. Drawing...
Free Boston Landmarks Orchestra Concerts
Aug 22 - 29
Catch free concerts by Boston Landmarks Orchestra all summer long on Wednesday...
Santa Margherita Hosts Behind the Vine Tasting Experience in Boston
Aug 23
As part of its Behind the Vine tour, world-renowned Italian winery, Santa Margherita...
An Acoustic Evening With Sean Colvin
Aug 24
First show 8:00PM - 9:30PM, Meet and greet general admission $80 In an era when...
Free Fun Friday at Museum of African American History
Aug 24
Enjoy free admission to the Museum of African American History on August 24! Free...
Boston Jazz Fest
Aug 25
We welcome you to the 8th year of this FREE ground-breaking festival featuring the...
Iris Dement w/ opener Pieta Brown
Aug 25
It was by pure chance that Iris DeMent opened the book of Russian poetry sitting on...
Concerts in the Courtyard: Patty Larkin
Aug 29
Patty Larkin returns for her annual MFA concert. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear...
Free Fun Friday at USS Constitution Museum
Aug 31
Enjoy free admission to the USS Constitution Museum on August 31! Free Fun Fridays...
Pearl Jam at Fenway Park
Sep 2 - 4
American rock band, the band's line-up has consisted of Eddie Vedder , Mike McCready...
Boston Arts Festival
Sep 8
The Boston Arts Festival will take place Saturday, September 8 & Sunday,...
Cambridge Carnival
Sep 9
Cambridge's largest festival is held next to MIT and includes ethnic foods, 3...
80's Prom Benefit
Sep 15
Do you love the 80's? Come join us for this special event to benefit the Make-A-Wish...