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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. 

 

See you soon in Boston 

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.

Seasonal Events

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Historic Sightseeing Cruise

Boston’s inner and outer harbors are awash in legend and lore. Not to mention beauty. On this fully...

Nantucket Ferry

Nantucket's natural beauty, history and charm make for a relaxing vacation, whether for the day or...

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Whale Watch

Set sail with us for the whale watch experience of a lifetime. Our destination: Stellwagen Bank...

Greenway Carousel

We look forward to welcoming you at the Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove!...

USS Constitution Public Tours

USS Constitution is now open for public tours! We are open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6...

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.

Head of the Charles Regatta

Since 1965, rowers have come from near and far to take part in the world’s largest Regatta. But the...

'Summer' in the Square

Start your Saturday with us from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Blair Lot in Nubian Square for live...

Patriots 2021 Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

The New England Patriots announced that the team’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Richard...

The Boston Open Market

We are excited to announce the Boston Open Market at Copley Square! In partnership with the Friends...

The Greenway Artisan Market

Support local artisans, designers, and entrepreneurs by spending your Saturday exploring the...

SOWA Open Market

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

SoWa First Friday

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

SoWa Second Sunday

On the Second Sunday of every month, the artists, galleries, shops and showroomsof the SoWa Art +...

FOODIE FUN

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.

Brews & Beer Gardens

Breweries and Beer Gardens are open for outdoor seating so you can safely enjoy your favorite brews. Check out some of the top places open now.

Outdoor Dining

Enjoy sidewalk, patio and roof top dining al fresco.

Food, Beer & Wine Events

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 - Now Open

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...

Night Shift Owl's Nest Esplanade

OWL'S NEST The Owl’s Nest is our family of seasonal, pop-up beer gardens. This season we are...

Quincy Market - Now Open

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

Shop Latinx-owned Restaurants & Businesses

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

Time Out Market - Now Open

Time Out Market Boston — the culinary and cultural hub at 401 Park in Fenway — reopens its doors on...

City Winery on the Greenway -Now Open

City Winery on the Greenway (Boston's only outdoor wine garden) is open for the 2021 season! This...

Samuel Adams Boston Brewery Tours

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

Central Square Farmers' Market

The Central Square Farmers’ Market is a lively outdoor farmers’ market in Cambridge, MA. The market...

Explore the Outdoors in Boston

Get outside in Boston, one of America’s great walking cities where the historic port, beautiful waterways, elaborate bike...

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Outdoor Arts in Boston

Explore Boston's outdoor art scene on your next socially distanced walk around the city! Boston is filled with incredible art...

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Sports & Recreational Events

City View Tour: The Best of Boston by Bike

This tour takes you through six different neighborhoods as we cycle past countless historical and...

Encore Boston Harbor - Now Open

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

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

Turn your phone into a personal tour guide! Action Tour Guide provides self-guided audio tours;...

Plainridge Park Casino - Now Open

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

Salsa Suerte Tuesdays

Come to Salsa Suelta Tuesdays with MetaMovements and featured instructor Francois Noel. A free and...

Spin - Now Open

SPIN is back and better than ever! Our balls are rounder, our drinks are stronger, our food is more...

Urban Adventure Quest - Now Open

Turn Boston and the Freedom Trail into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure....

The Somerville Squares

Just north of Boston exists a dynamic string of neighborhoods full of hidden gems....

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Pet-Friendly Activities in Boston

Explore these dog-friendly things to do in Boston: VISIT BOSTON COMMON Did you know...

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Boston's Famous Landmarks

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

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A Marathon of Fall Events – 26 Things to See and Do

Fall in Boston is always unique. Whether you are a first-time visitor or lifelong...

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Performing Arts

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

I am this place

The original play I Am This Place envisions a legacy and history of resistance, survival, loss, and...

Twenty One Pilots - Takeover Tour

The duo is best known for the singles "Stressed Out", "Ride", and "Heathens". The group received a...

Witch

This fiendishly funny new play follows an alluring devil named Scratch as he arrives in the country...

We Did It! Wednesdays

We couldn’t have come back without our longtime fans and supporters, so as a “Thank You” to the City...

Andris Nelsons conducts Gubaidulina and Rachmaninoff

This all-Russian program led by Andris Nelsons opens with a BSO-commissioned piece by Sofia...

Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black is a multi-media talent who’s starred in numerous films and TV series, written...

Boston Dance Theater

Founded in 2018 by Jessie Jeanne Stinnett, Boston Dance Theater (BDT) is a Boston-based contemporary...

Enigma Chamber Opera presents "Curlew River"

Enigma Chamber Opera mounts English composer Benjamin Britten’s music drama about loss and...

Jeremy Pelt

The Jeremy Pelt Quintet performs at Scullers Jazz Club on October 22, 2021.

Live Music at The Beehive

Live music is back! Our talented artists are back on stage! We are be phasing in performances aiming...

Chamber Music Festival, Folktales & Myths

Our yearly Chamber Music Festival takes on the enchanting theme of Folk Tales & Myths, exploring...

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is...

Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro: Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret

At long last, we are excited to bring you the highly anticipated Boston debut of Och & Oy! A...

El Alfa

Known for his high pitch and soothing tones, the Latin artist sits amongst the top in the Dominican...

Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata Series

The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music presents cantatas and motets of Bach and others in a...

Concerts

Check out our list of upcoming rock, country, pop, and rap concert performances in...

Experience the Freedom Trail Now

Explore the Freedom Trail - virtually and in-person!

Cross Cultural Boston

Explore our many cross cultural events, exhibitions, sightseeing trails, and more!

Boston Harbor Islands

Spend an afternoon on one of the Harbor Islands

 

Things to Do/Tours & Attractions

Make the most of your visit, road trip, or local adventure! Check out our updated list of things to do and attractions open for business.

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

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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

Plimoth Plantation - An America's Hometown adventure just minutes away from Cape Cod and Boston. Fun...

Kittery Outlets

Less than an hour north of Boston, the Kittery Outlets extend for a mile with famous brand name...

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,...

See Boston with new eyes

All Inclusive Boston

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

 

Great Deals

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

 

Up to 50% Off Top Attraction Admission

Save up to 50% on admission to over 45 of Boston’s top attractions like Boston Duck Tour, New...

45% Savings at Must-See Attractions

Boston CityPASS® — Spend less and experience more at the best attractions in Boston at a 45%...

Save 20% off Ghost City Tours

For a limited time, save 20% off of your entire booking! Offer good online or by phone. Use the...

20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston

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

Tour De Mexico - 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu

Available this October, Rosa Mexicano is offering a 'Tour de Mexico' three-course menu, highlighting...

Mission Hill Neighborhood Student Deals

On behalf of the Mission Hill Main Streets Board of Directors and Mission Hill residents, this...

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.