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

Museums and Attractions Enjoy free admission to several of Boston's museums and attractions, sure...
Freedom trail tours Otis grave
Sightseeing, Tours & Trails City trolley tours, fall foliage tours, brew pub tours, sports tours, harbor tours,...
Joyful Noise at Sanders Theatre
Performing Arts & Entertainment Boston's cultural calendar is seemingly infinite. Mellow jazz clubs, rock...
Multicultural Collage
Cross Cultural Boston Explore cross cultural events, festivals, exhibitions, sightseeing trails and...
Blue Admit one tickets
Save on Attractions While visiting Boston, consider one of the attraction passes that offer discounts...
Illuminus Light Festival
Free Things to Do Boston offers an abundance of free activities for everyone.
Joyful Noise at Sanders Theatre
Calendar of Events The full calendar of events in Boston include sporting events, festivals, holiday...
sports and recreation
Sports & Recreation Boston offers a wide array of recreational opportunities  for everyone
Foxboro MA Gillette Stadium
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...
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

Discover Quincy: 50 Days of "Free"dom
Jun 18 - Aug 4
Starting with the City’s Signature Flag Day Celebration on Saturday, June 16,...
TD Garden Presents: Harry Styles
Jun 18
Harry Styles’ self-titled debut album was released May 12th and soared to the top of...
8th Annual Juneteenth Emancipation Observance
Jun 19
Sponsored by the Boston Juneteenth Committee and the Museum of the National Center...
Cabaret Night Celebrating Diversity and Unity
Jun 19
World Unity, Inc. proudly presents our 3rd Annual Cabaret Night, hosted at Back Bay...
Juneteenth at the MFA
Jun 20
Come together to celebrate creativity, community, and freedom. Join us for...
Sunset Cinema: Black Panther
Jun 20
Directed by Ryan Coogler (USA, 2018, 135 min.). Digital. English with open captions....
The Roxbury International Film Festival
Jun 20 - 29
The Roxbury International Film Festival (ROXFILM) is the largest festival in New...
Bauer's Big Beer Tasting
Jun 21
Kathy Griffin
Jun 21
She speaks! After a year of national scandal and following a sold-out run of...
Summer Thursdays: Jaggery
Jun 21
Summer Thursdays are BACK at the Museum of Science! After taking Boston nightlife to...
Terra Behind-the-Scenes
Jun 21
Join us for Terra's biggest takeover celebration of the year! Kick off the summer by...
TD Garden Presents: U2
Jun 22
Just as Songs of Experience serves as a companion piece to 2014’s Songs of...
Red Wanting Blue: “The Wanting” Spring Tour 2018 w/ Opener Liz Brasher
Jun 25
In the years since vocalist and songwriter Scott Terry formed Red Wanting Blue, the...
An Evening with Author Jane Green at The Lenox
Jun 28
The Lenox and Reading with Robin present an evening with Jane Green. School is out,...
Berklee Global String Festival 2018
Jun 28
Join Simon Shaheen’s Qantara Berklee, Eugene Friesen’s Berklee World Strings, the...
Boston Harborfest 2018
Jun 28 - Jul 4
With hundreds of activities over Independence Day weekend at Boston’s best...
Jul 1
Come taste clam chowder samples from some of the best local restaurants! Vote on...
Boston Harborfest- Patriots and Loyalists on the Eve of Revolution
Jul 3
Mingle with Patriot and Loyalist characters in the year 1773, when British East...
Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
Jul 3 - 4
Affectionately known as “America’s Orchestra,” the Boston Pops is the most recorded...
July 4th Independence Day Parade
Jul 4
Every July 4th since 1776 the Captain Commanding of the Ancient and Honorable...