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Labor Day Weekend in Boston

Labor Day weekend is the perfect chance to soak in the last days of summer - and there's so much to do in Greater Boston! 

Whether you’re a local pretending to be a tourist in your own city or a visitor looking for the perfect New England getaway, we've got you covered!

Overnight Getaways

Summer Packages

Extend your Summer in Boston experience! Make it an overnight with these Summer getaway packages from participating hotels.

Where to Stay

Boston, Cambridge and Greater Boston offer a wide selection of accommodations to meet your needs and tastes.

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Things to Do this Labor Day Weekend

 

 

Summer Festivals 

From artisan markets to farmers markets, food festivals and cultural celebrations, there is ample opportunity to experience locally sourced, and locally organized, events that showcase the best of Boston’s creative economy.

 

Food, Wine & Craft Beer Events

There’s something about dining al fresco – does the food really taste better? Or are we just so happy to be outside in the summer air? Regardless, sidewalk, patio and roof top dining beckons all – all season long.

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Citywide

Performing Arts

At the Huntington Calderwood, don't miss Sing Street  a new musical that's both an ode to young love and an embrace of new wave 80s.

The holiday weekend will also feature a  great lineup of concerts that's sure to please just about any musical taste: Chris StapletonDaddy YankeeLeo Santana & Marcynho Sensaçao, Boris, Dalton & the Sheriffs, Van Morrison, Jake Owen - to name just a few!

Museums & Exhibitions

Just in time for the holiday weekend, the acclaimed portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama come to the MFA on the final stop of their national tour.

See more of Boston's remarkable selection of exhibitions on our museum and attractions page. 

 

The Obama Portraits Tour

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National Geographic’s Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience

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ICA Free Thursday Night

The ICA is free for all visitors every Thursday from 5 to 9 PM. Tickets for Free Thursday Nights...

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum - Summer Hours

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Sports & Recreational Events

Visit Encore Boston Harbor or PlainRidge Casino, catch a game at Fenway Park, enjoy recreational activities outside, rent a paddleboard or kayak, or take a lighthouse tour. The possibilities are endless!

Boston Harbor Islands

Spend an afternoon on one of the Harbor Islands

Experience the Freedom Trail

Visit the temples and landmarks of the Revolutionary Era on the famous 2.5 mile red-brick Freedom Trail - virtually and in-person!

 

Let Us Guide You

Make the most of your visit, road trip, or local adventure! 

Boston Common Visitor Center

The Boston Common Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 am-5:00 pm.

Visitors Guide

View the Official Visitors Guide on your computer or mobile device...

All Inclusive Guide

Read our Multicultural Guide for all visitors.

Accessibility

Transportation & experiences that are accessible to as many people as possible, welcoming visitors...

Local Picks

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Information Kit

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DPG Online

Click to view our interactive 2022/23 Destination Planners' Guide flipbook

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Citywide

Boston Neighborhoods

 

 

Explore Boston Neighborhoods

Each Boston neighborhood tells its own story, a tale of community, culture, and eclectic commercial areas.

All Inclusive Boston

Experience a side of Boston that’s multicultural and brimming with vibrancy.

 

Beyond 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.

North of Boston
​Head to the waterfront where Boston Harbor Cruises (BHC) ferry service will take visitors to the Boston Harbor Islands and to Salem, the "witch city" of 17th century lore, where you can also visit the Peabody Essex Museum and of course the Salem Witch Museum.  Both BHC and Bay State Cruises offer fast service to Provincetown, located on the tip of Cape Cod, an eclectic artists’ community teeming with galleries, restaurants, quaint shops and beautiful beaches.

South of Boston
Head south by car or rail to see Plimoth Patuxet Museums, and a replica ship, the Mayflower II, based on the vessel that brought the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620.  Learn about the native Wampanoag Tribe that encountered the Pilgrims, as well as life in a 17th century English village.  Continue south and arrive on Cape Cod, a summer destination featuring gorgeous locales and beaches from Falmouth to Hyannis, Harwich to Truro. From Falmouth or Woods Hole you can ferry to Martha’s Vineyard.  In Hyannis you can board a ferry to Nantucket. Why rush? Spend a night or two at the award-winning White Elephant.

West of Boston

Head west of Boston by car or rail to visit to Lexington and Concord, charming colonial towns with rich literary and Revolutionary War Era history.  The Lexington Visitors Center offers walking tours complete with costumed guides who share the events that occurred on this hallowed ground over 240 years ago, at the very start of the American Revolution. Stay over at the Aloft Lexington or The Inn at Hastings Park and enjoy all that Lexington has to offer.

 

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Plymouth County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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City of Chelsea

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Plimoth Patuxet Museums

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Patriot Place

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Newport Mansions - Preservation Society of Newport County

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Inn at Hastings Park

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Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites

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Destination New Bedford

Discover New Bedford, a city with a vibrant working waterfront, history, museums, arts + culture,...

 

Great Deals

Our Great Deals offer specials, discounts and savings on: museums and attractions, tours, family fun and dining. 

 

Discount Parking - Up to 50% off drive-up

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Save Up to 50% on Amtrak travel to Boston

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Kids Eat Free at Longwood Grille

Kids under 12 eat free when accompanied by an adult, with the order of a qualified adult entree.

Save up to 50% off theatre, music, dance, and comedy

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Up to 55% Off Top Attraction Admission

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40% OFF: Ultimate Boston Self-Guided Walking Tours Bundle

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10% Off Any Tour

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Harvard Art Museums - Free Admission Sundays

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Sushi Unlimited Mondays

Sushi Unlimted every Monday starting at 5pm - $32 Per person

 

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. 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.

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