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Summer in Boston: See You Soon!

Summer is a great time to explore Boston. 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 cafés.

Discover Boston’s vibrant culture while strolling historic streets through diverse neighborhoods. The unique personality of each neighborhood can be found in the cuisine of the restaurants and in the style of the shops, galleries and open markets and above all, in its people. 

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.

Top 15 Instagrammable Locations in Boston

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Pet-Friendly Activities in Boston

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Boston's Famous Landmarks

Boston, Massachusetts is home to an unrivaled array of famous landmarks and...

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Top 10 Things to do This Summer in Boston

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Things to Do this Summer

 

 

Summer Festivals & Holidays

In June, LGBTQ Pride Month features several festivals and events that will bring people together, stir the mind, create safe spaces, and foster inclusivity, equality, respect and awareness. 

With hundreds of activities over Independence Day week at Boston’s best landmarks, Harborfest is one of the country’s largest Fourth of July festivals.

Multi-day North End Feasts fill the streets with rich Italian heritage and history during the summer months. Each weekend honors and celebrates a different Italian saint or martyr with music, dancing, authentic Italian street food and parades.

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Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

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.

Boston Harborfest 2022

With multiple activities over Independence Day weekend at Boston’s best landmarks, this...

Harvard Art Museums at Night

Join us for an evening of art, fun, food, and more! This event is free and open to everyone. Bring...

Roxbury International Film Festival

The Roxbury International film festival is the largest New England film festival dedicated to...

SoWa First Friday

On the First Friday of every month, the artists, galleries, shops and showroomsof the SoWa Art +...

Chinatown Main Street Summer Festival

Join us for the 18th Annual Chinatown Main Street Summer Festival - a street fair with vendors, Lion...

SOWA Open Market

SoWa Art + Design District is Boston’s most creative neighborhood! Sunday Open Markets host up to...

Big Sports Card & Autograph Show

Join us for the Big Sports Card & Memorabilia Show, Monday, 4th of July, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm,...

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

The Boston Pops July 4th Spectacular is slated to take place at the Hatch Memorial...

Seaport Summer Market

On the heels of the success of The Holiday Market at Snowport, The Makers Show and WS Development...

MassQ Ball 2022: Origin

Convene in our collections to celebrate what makes us both unique and unified. A space for...

New England Synth Fest

New England Synth Fest On the Second Thursday of every month this summer, the Museum of Science...

FESTIVAL BETANCES 2022!

Festival Betances has become a staple in New England's Latino community. Every year up to 2019, it...

Savor the Square

Savor the Square is a Saturday series on a city-owned lot in Nubian Square which brings together...

Woods Hole Film Festival

On the Third Thursday of every month this summer, join the Museum of Science and the Woods Hole Film...

2022 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

The Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival presented by Revere Beach Partnership is one...

Boston Women's Market at The Speedway

Grab your BFF and your favorite shopping tote and meet us at the Charles River Speedway in Brighton...

Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Outdoor Market

Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market, returns for the third year with 54 vendors in total joining the...

SUMMER PARTY

Each July, more than 200 park supporters gather to celebrate summer in the city and our beautiful,...

Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts

On behalf of the Puerto Rican Festival of MA Executive Board, We announce that our Puerto Rican...

Boston Seafood Festival 2022

Boston Seafood Festival offers a full day event focusing on great seafood, entertainment and...

112th Annual Fisherman’s Feast

The Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca society is proud to announce that the 112th anniversary of the...

Boston GreenFest 2022

The longest-running multicultural environmental music festival in the Northeast will celebrate its...

CineFest Latino Boston Film Festival

CineFest Latino Boston Film Festival is committed to using the power of film to break stereotypes,...

Caribbean Rum & Food Festival

We invite you to the fifth (5th) staging of Caribbean Rum & Food Festival to be held Saturday,...

Revere Beach Art Festival

To celebrate the beauty of America’s first public beach, The Revere Beach Partnership will be...

 

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.

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Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Dine Out Boston: Savor Summer

Participating restaurants offer special prix fixe lunch & dinner menus.

B-Local App - Support Local Businesses

The B-Local app rewards residents and visitors for shopping at Boston's local businesses. Rewards...

Boston Pizza Tours

Boston Pizza Tours is OPEN! Our #NorthEndPizzaTour operates Daily at 11am, 2pm and 5pm at $49/pp....

Copley Square Farmer's Market

Copley Square is one of the largest farmers markets in Massachusetts. As a key Boston tourist...

Encore Boston Harbor

Indulge in the excitement of our stunning Boston casino. Immerse in the tranquility of our luxurious...

Food Trucks - The Rose Kennedy Greenway

There's no better sign of spring in Boston than our Greenway Food Truck Program! Many of our food...

HARVARD SQUARE CAMBRIDGE CHOCOLATE TOUR

Calling all chocoholics! Let us romance your senses on a Harvard Square, Cambridge Chocolate Tour!...

Quincy Market - Now Open

Looking for a quick bite? Then head over to Quincy Market for a wide variety of foods and desserts....

Samuel Adams Boston Brewery Tours

Tour Experiences are back! At this time, please note that our Tour Experience availability is...

Shop Latinx-owned Restaurants & Businesses

La Mamma Pizza, Pasta & More https://www.lamammaspizza.com/ (617) 783-1661 190A Brighton Ave...

July 2nd Odyssey Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Includes - 3-hour fireworks dinner cruise on the Boston Harbor - Delicious three course plated...

July 2nd Spirit Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Includes - 3-hour Signature Dinner Cruise on the Boston Harbor - Delicious dinner buffet with...

CENTRAL SQUARE CAMBRIDGE FOOD AND MURAL ARTS TOUR

Have fun and unleash your inner art critic while exploring Central Square, Cambridge with us. Home...

SOWA Open Market

SoWa Art + Design District is Boston’s most creative neighborhood! Sunday Open Markets host up to...

4th of July USS Constitution Viewing Premier Lunch Cruise

Includes - Three-hour lunch cruise on Boston Harbor aboard Odyssey - Delicious lunch buffet with...

4th of July USS Constitution Viewing Signature Lunch Cruise

Includes - 2.5-hour lunch cruise on the Boston Harbor - Delicious buffet lunch with freshly prepared...

Performing Arts

Boston's cultural calendar is bouncing back with contemporary and classic plays, musicals, classical masterworks, jazz performances, rock concerts, and much more.

Live Theater & Dance

1776 The Musical

They knew they would make history, but not what history would make of them. Fed up with living under...

Wicked

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz...but from a different...

Much Ado About Nothing

We are thrilled to announce that our summer 2022 production of Free Shakespeare on the Common will...

Romeo & Juliet

Presenting in partnership with the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and the City of Boston,...

Anastasia

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime , this dazzling show transports...

Sing Street

The joyous new musical that lifts you up...It’s Dublin, 1982. Sixteen-year old Conor tries to...

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

This new musical reveals a comeback story like no other, of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of...

La bohème

A startlingly simple idea yields a new perspective on a tried-and-true opera favorite. Director...

'Twas the Night Before...

‘Twas the Night Before...is an exhilarating spin on the beloved Christmas tale, and marks Cirque du...

Hamilton

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop,...

Bluebeard’s Castle | Four Songs

In spring 2023, BLO sheds fresh light on composer Bartók and librettist BélaBalázs’s early 20th...

Omar

Inspired by an autobiographical essay of a Muslim man enslaved in America, Omar is the story of Omar...

Live Concerts

Ana Roxanne

Celebrating the final weeks of The Great Animal Orchestra: Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists,...

Flogging Molly & The Interrupters

Flogging Molly & The Interrupters will perform live at Leader Bank Pavilion on Jul 1, 2022.

Sea to Shining Sea

Kick off your Independence Day celebrations on Hammond Castle Museum's ocean-facing lawn as we...

Global Jazz Club Presents: Ciara Moser

Join us for an exceptional musical performance featuring wildly talented female jazz players! The...

Sounds by Berklee at Prudential Center

Prudential Center is partnering with Berklee College of Music to bring you exceptional complimentary...

Summer Concert Series: Over the Bridge

Thursdays in July just got better thanks to four local bands who have teamed up to bring live music...

Fenway Porchfest

Get ready for Fenway Porchfest 2022: Music Everywhere—Porches Optional When: Saturday, July 9 from...

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park

The Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park brings free concerts to the community for six consecutive...

Roger Waters

AEG Presents/Concerts West is pleased to announce the new dates for Roger Waters This Is Not A Drill...

The Psychedelic Furs: Made Of Rain 2022 Tour With Special Guests X

X emerged from the L.A. punk scene as the most critically lauded American band of the early '80s. X...

Summer Concert Series: Beach Nights

Thursdays in July just got better thanks to four local bands who have teamed up to bring live music...

New Kids on the Block

Straight off of their epic American Music Awards performance, multiplatinum selling pop super-group...

Zac Brown Band

Live Nation and the Boston Red Sox are excited for the return of Zac Brown Band back to America's...

Boston Landmarks Orchestra: TELLING TALES

Boston Landmarks Orchestra presents a free series of family-friendly concerts at the DCR Hatch...

Concerts in the Courtyard: Barrie

This summer, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is hosting a series of four concerts in the...

Summer Concert Series: Aldous Collins Band

Thursdays in July just got better thanks to four local bands who have teamed up to bring live music...

The Weeknd After Hours Til Dawn Tour

The After Hours Til Dawn stadium tour will kick off up north in The Weeknd’s hometown of Toronto on...

LIL DURK

Philadelphia, PA (April 14, 2022)- After taking over Philadelphia’s entertainment scene, Dope Shows...

Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road The Final Tour

Elton John’s final North American show – a return to the site of what is arguably his most...

Concerts in the Courtyard: Dedicated Men of Zion

This summer, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is hosting a series of concerts in the...

Sports & Recreational Events

Canoe, PADDLEBOARD & KAYAK Rentals

Explore all our rental locations and you'll find a wide range of paddling experiences and...

Encore Boston Harbor

Indulge in the excitement of our stunning Boston casino. Immerse in the tranquility of our luxurious...

Plainridge Park Casino - Now Open

Plainridge Park Casino has reopened! We're open 24/7. SOCIAL DISTANCING Casino Hours: 24/7 We will...

The New England Revolution vs. FC Cincinnati

The New England Revolution are excited to welcome fans to Gillette Stadium for the 2022 season....

Big Sports Card & Autograph Show

Join us for the Big Sports Card & Memorabilia Show, Monday, 4th of July, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm,...

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

On July 4, the Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays. For accessibility information and other...

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

On July 5, the Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays. For accessibility information and other...

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

On July 6, the Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays. For accessibility information and other...

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

On July 7, the Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees. For accessibility information and other...

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

On July 8, the Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees. For accessibility information and other...

Lion Fight Promotions Presents Lion Fight 74

Muay Thai has a rich culture and long history in which many traditions have been incorporated into...

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

On July 9, the Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees. For accessibility information and other...

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

On July 10, the Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees. For accessibility information and other...

The New England Revolution II vs. NYCFC II

The New England Revolution II are excited to welcome fans to Gillette Stadium for the 2022 season....

Premier Lacrosse League 2022 All-Star Game

The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster announced today that Gillette Stadium will...

WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN

SEE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION RONDA ROUSEY UNDISPUTED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE USOS! Plus, Drew...

The New England Revolution vs. Toronto FC

The New England Revolution are excited to welcome fans to Gillette Stadium for the 2022 season....

The New England Revolution II vs. Toronto FC II

The New England Revolution II are excited to welcome fans to Gillette Stadium for the 2022 season....

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!

Fenway Park Events

Get pumped for Fenway tours, Sox games, live concerts, and more.

 

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...

Information Kit

Order your Kit Today!

DPG Online

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

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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.

 

Destination Salem

Salem's Office of Tourism and Cultural Affairs dba Destination Salem, promotes Salem's museums,...

Discover Quincy

Known as the City of Presidents, Quincy was home to U.S. Presidents John Adams & John Quincy Adams....

Plymouth County Convention & Visitors Bureau

1620 brought America’s most famous immigrants, the Pilgrims, to Plymouth. Their story continues...

Plimoth Patuxet Museums

Through engaging experiences with history, Plimoth Patuxet Museums explores the complex and...

Patriot Place

Adjacent to Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium — home to the New England Patriots and the New England...

Newport Mansions - Preservation Society of Newport County

The Newport Mansions offer visitors a unique trip through America’s past. Audio tours at The...

Discover Gloucester

Discover Gloucester promotes visitation to the highest port of Gloucester, Massachusetts and her...

Inn at Hastings Park

The Inn at Hastings Park is a boutique inn located in Lexington, Massachusetts, just 15 miles from...

Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Newly built hotel with 86 graciously appointed guest rooms on Pickering Wharf in historic Salem....

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. 

 

Free Beer Tastings Before Red Sox Games

Drinking beer and watching baseball are two of America’s greatest pastimes, and no one has perfected...

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

BosTix Deals! Save up to 50% off year-round on Greater Boston’s best theatre, music, dance, and...

Up to 55% Off Top Attraction Admission

Save up to 55% on admission to over 45 of Boston’s top attractions like New England Aquarium, Museum...

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

This is the ultimate “must-do” package for a trip to Boston and New England. Buy the Boston Bundle...

10% Off Any Tour

Award-winning Off the Beaten Path Food Tours offers food tours and chocolate tours in Boston,...

20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston

Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement...

Harvard Art Museums - Free Admission Sundays

We are welcoming visitors once again after reopening on September 4! And we now offer free admission...

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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